All Events | Starting Sunday, March 2, 2014
Soprano Marlissa Hudson & organist Marvin Mills
Soprano Marlissa Hudson, a graduate of Duke University and the Peabody Institute, is at home both on the operatic and concert stage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch described her as a "superb lyric coloratura." Organist Marvin Mills has established himself as one of the finest organists of his generation, and served as arranger and accompanist on mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves's CD "Angels Watching Over Me." The concert will include works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others, and the premiere of three spirituals arranged for Ms. Hudson by Mr. Mills.
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Instrumental and vocal music will be performed, wine will be sipped, chocolate will be consumed, and a good time will be had at this event benefiting The Pittsburgh Camerata and Renaissance and Baroque.
Music Plus: Voices of Eternity
St. James' Music Plus series presents the 16-voice Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts Chamber Choir in a 50-minute program titled "Voices of Eternity" directed by Kathryn Barnard. With flute and piano, they'll perform music by Glick, Ullman, Stroope, and others, including the Hebrew pieces "Drei Gebrausch," "Hebrew Rounds for Peace", and selections from "Ann Frank: A Living Voice." A 2:30 preconcert, "The Fourth Wind", features a quartet of high school seniors.
Young Winners Recital
Performances featuring pianists Jonah Berger, Isaac Che, Stephanie Petinaux, Katie Liu, and harpist Hannah Piston.
Cabaret Series - Carol Woods
Carol Woods's nightclub and cabaret performances span from London to Tokyo, and Las Vegas to Honolulu. Nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Blues In The Night, Carol has sung at New York's Carnegie Hall, The Village Gate, B. Smith's, Michael's Pub and Town Hall. Broadway credits include Chicago, One Mo' Time, Follies, Smokey Joe's Café, Stepping Out, The Goodbye Girl, Big River and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.
Recital & Luncheon
Baritone singer Robert Wagner (pastor at Moxham Lutheran Church) will perform followed by light luncheon.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
The Student Composers' Concert will feature original works composed for orchestra led by Andres Cardenes, Guy Bordo, and Daniel Nesta Curtis. Guest conductor Guy Bordo is the Director of Orchestras at the University of Akron, and is a co-founder of Akron Baroque, whose members come from the Akron and Canton Symphony Orchestras.
Combining the majestic language of Homer with the informal way we speak today, An Iliad unleashes the thrilling tales of the Trojan War and delves into the psychology of passion and rage, ancient and modern. In this tour-de-force, one actor plays the Greek classic's famous characters Achilles, Hector, Agammemnon, and the beautiful Helen of Troy. Gods such as Athena and Hermes come and go. Colorful and emotionally charged, these accounts look at the impulses that drive people into battle, and ultimately reveal that human nature has not changed much in 2,000 years.
The Power of Light
Light, the essential element is captured in music in an exciting multimedia performance. Thrill to the sound of Holst's The Planets, Music of the Spheres, The Water Music, as well as Earth, Wind and Fire's greatest hits. All that and the River City Brass' stunning laser show.
All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander & Ebb
Jack Everly conducts All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander and Ebb. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb wrote such hits as Chicago, Cabaret, New York, New York, and The Scottsboro Boys. The concerts feature favorites, including "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," "Mr. Cellophane," "Cabaret," "Me and My Baby," "Maybe This Time" and "Don’t Tell Mama!"
Two video projections by local artist Blaine Siegel include sculptural components. One references the infamous "Hanged Man" tarot card. Hanging upside down from a tree, the man gains a fresh perspective on the world and his place in it. The second video is a split image projected from a boulder on the floor. The first image depicts a domestic still life, and the second image is slightly altered, raising questions for the viewer.
Sidra Bell Dance New York - garment
KST presents the world premiere of garment, which was developed by internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidra Bell during an artist residency at The Alloy Studios. Exploring bending and shifting identities in a playful and interactive stage arena, Bell's evolving movement vocabulary rejects the ordinary.
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Utopia Limited"
The Savoyards stage the Pittsburgh premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Utopia Limited" for their 75th year celebration. The island kingdom of Utopia is determined to modernize itself thoroughly by modeling itself upon that most progressive of nations - England! When progress arrives amidst political intrigue, what happens when Utopia manages to out-English the English?
The Importance of being Earnest
In Oscar Wilde's play, two young men, in order to impress their two young ladies, pretend that their names are "Ernest." But who is Earnest? Will the secret that has been hidden for years finally be revealed? Rich Keitel directs.
PBT pushes the boundaries of ballet in a mixed repertory program showcasing three of today's most compelling choreographers. Experience an unconventional exploration of ballet musicality and movement featuring a PBT world premiere, the cross-cultural fusion of Julia Adam's Ketubah and the expressive syncopation of Dwight Rhoden's Smoke 'n Roses set to the live vocals of Pittsburgh's own Etta Cox.
Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve
Directed by Philippe Cohen, the Geneva Ballet is known around the world for its exquisite dancers and exciting artistic collaborations. This presentation will also feature two major emerging choreographers: Andonis Foniadakis and Ken Ossola. Glory, choreographed by Foniadakis, allows the dancers' bodies to come together in various modes of symbiosis, either fluid or tense, expansive or minimalistic, which demonstrates the mastery and quality of Handel's flamboyant music. The hypnotic quality of Sed Lux Permanet, choreographed by Ossola, and its sculpted shadow play enhance the delicate nature of bodies wreathed by the sensitive, ethereal sweetness of Faure's Requiem.
Sal Andolina’s Big Band Bash
Buffalo Philharmonic clarinetist Sal Andolina joins music director Matthew Kraemer and the BCSO for a Big Band Tribute featuring the great American standards of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and more.
PB&J - Introducing the Musical Saw
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.
Verbal jabs fly in Nina Raine's stirring new play about Billy, a deaf twenty-something who is adept at lipreading the brash discourse of his hearing family. It's tough to get a word in edgewise around the dinner table, but when Billy falls for Sylvia, a woman who's losing her hearing, everyone is forced to learn a lesson about listening. Stuart Carden directs.
Behind the Mask
Istvan Jaray conducts a celebration of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway. Selections will be featured from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita and more.