All Events | Starting Friday, February 21, 2014
Anthony Coleman in Recital
Solo concert by innovative composer and pianist Anthony Coleman.
The Secret Life of Robots
This show by Toby Atticus Fraley (creator of the whimsical installation "Fraley's Robot Repair") features a dozen scenes of robots in everyday scenarios, which are domestic vignettes presenting an unpolished look into the unseen, and often mundane, lives of robots -- constructed from vintage thermoses, picnic coolers, and various found objects.
Simon Johnson, organ
As Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Simon Johnson presides over the five-manual Willis/Mander organ, one of the finest musical instruments in the world. A noted soloist, accompanist, improviser, choir director, composer, editor and arranger, Johnson will include Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 547) and Widor's Symphony No 6 in his program.
Casella, Prokofiev & Schumann
Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads influential Italian Alfredo Casella's orchestral suite from La donna serpente (the serpent woman), his only major opera, from 1931. Pianist Jean Eflam Bavouzet performs Prokofiev's dynamic Piano Concerto #5, written a year later. Schumann's hopeful Symphony #2 closes the program.
The Great One
A tale of family, friendship, and redemption, plus Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Witness the North American premier of Congregation, a public interactive kinetic light and sound installation by UK-based media artists KMA. Presented free of charge by the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art and Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Music for Guitar
Matt Korbanic, guitar.
Bach and Beyond
Chatham Baroque's core trio focuses on Bach's intimate works: the magnificent Chaconne for unaccompanied violin, a solo suite for the German lute, duets from The Art of the Fugue, and Bach's Sonata for violin and continuo in G Major. Beyond Bach are pieces by his contemporaries Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Johann Kropfgans.
Freya String Quartet Presents Roots
Music from and inspired by the roots of the Freya String Quartet's members. Includes Armenian folk songs, the world premiere of Matthew Peterson's Badlands, and the String Quartet in G Minor by Edvard Grieg. FSQ's recent residencies include those at the Charlotte New Music Festival and Opera Theater Summerfest.
Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University
Conservatory Dance Company students shine on stage in this annual tradition featuring the dazzling work of our most accomplished dance faculty.
Music on the Edge: Music of Burr Van Nostrand
Avant-garde master flutist Lindsey Goodman, cellist Dave Eggar, and pianist Eric Moe perform Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival, Anthony Coleman leads the New England Conservatory Chamber Ensemble in Voyage in a White Building 1, and violinist Paul Severtson plays Phaedra Antinomaes.
Second Stage Project: Paul's Case
Willa Cather's 1905 story of a Pittsburgh boy whose social aspirations drive him to escape to New York City is now a singular, haunting opera. After a short time living the high life at the Waldorf-Astoria, Paul's longings are crushed in a wrenching finale. The premiere of Paul's Case (April 2013) received rave reviews. Daniel Curran heads the cast as Paul.
PB&J - Yakety Yach, Don't Talk Bach!
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.
Chamber Music for Piano, Voice, and Flute
Chamber music for flute, piano, and voice, with pianist Anoush Tchakarian, soprano Sonya Fandozzi-Caceres, and flutist Josephine Kost playing Bach, Brahms, Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Scriabin, and Ravel.
Histoire du Soldat
A dance with the devil, a baroque breakdown, and world-class musicians combine for an unforgettable dance experience. Back by popular demand, Attack Theatre presents Stravinsky's timeless tale of greed and temptation, "The Soldier’s Tale," with musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Mellon School of Music conducted by Daniel Meyer. Chatham Baroque joins Attack Theatre dancers for a compelling new duet, "A Tiny Droplet of a Portrait" with original music composed by Dave Eggar.
Music on the Mount
Green Light Saxophone Quartet; James Houlik, director.
Daniel Teadt - Wanderlust in Translation
Internationally-acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt performs in opera houses, on concert stages, and at festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Named Best Local Artist in 2010 by Pittsburgh Magazine, this former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist was on the roster of the New York City Opera and toured with the San Francisco Opera. "Wanderlust in Translation," is a program featuring songs by Adamo, Gounod, Hoiby, Ives, Quilter, Schubert, Sibelius, and Wolf, with texts by Goethe, Shakespeare, Shelley, and more.
Hungarian and Italian
Hungarian Pictures by Bela Bartok, Les Preludes by Franz Liszt, Concerto for Two Flutes by Domenico Cimarosa featuring Deborah and Rebecca Silverstein, flutes, and the Triumphal March Trumpet March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.
Listen Locally: Freya String Quartet: Roots
Hear music inspired by and from the North Dakota roots of FSQ members, featuring the world premiere of Badlands by Matthew Peterson honoring the North Dakota roots of violinist Jason Neukom and violist Jason Hohn, rousing Armenian folk songs from cellist Katya Janpoladyan's native country arranged by Komitas, and Edvard Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor, a childhood favorite of violinist Ashley Buck.
Opus One performs Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 16b, Steven Stucky's Rain Shadow, and Brahms' Piano Quartet #3 in C minor, Op. 60.