All Events | Starting Saturday, March 22, 2014
Wendy Whelan Project
Wendy Whelan has joined forces with four of today’s top male choreographers, Pittsburgh’s own Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Arguably the finest ballet dancer of our time, Whelan has danced with New York City Ballet for more than 25 years. She embarks on a new dance adventure with this vibrant suite of four contemporary duets, each with its own distinct style and artistry.
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Concert
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic presents some of the best dance tunes in classical music, as Music Director Edward Leonard and the Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Orchestra's maestro Pablo Ardiles duke it out as dueling conductors.
New York, New York! Cabaret Evening
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, led by Betsy Burleigh, invites everyone to a cabaret evening at Olive or Twist, to celebrate their upcoming trip to New York City and Carnegie Hall.
Laureate Wind Quintet
The quintet is the premiere resident faculty chamber music ensemble of West Virginia University. Free admission. A reception follow the concert.
SWAN Day Pittsburgh
No Name Players presents Pittsburgh's 5th annual SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day event featuring world premieres by Pittsburgh's female musicians, dancers, poets, theatre artists, visual artists, filmmakers, and fashion designers. Every work will be inspired by interviews with girls and women from the Pittsburgh area.
Pianist Steven Mayer, winner of the Grand Prix du Disque Lizst, has been credited by the NY Times with "piano playing at its most awesome." His recital will features music by Mozart, Weber, Chopin, and Gottschalk.
AAMI Boys' Choir
The Afro-American Music Institute Boys’ Choir, directed by Dr. James T. Johnson, Jr.
350 young musicians perform with one voice, under one roof, when Jeffrey Turner conducts the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Spirit & Pappert Chorales, Children's Festival Chorus and co-presenters the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra in a concert including Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" Overture, Chabrier's Espana, Orff's Carmina Burana, and more. Follow link for free tickets.
Highlights from “The Ring”
The PSO presents Euphonic Blues by Pittsburgh Composer of the Year, Nancy Galbraith. Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto #1 features acclaimed British-born pianist Stephen Hough. Donald Runnicles conducts famous orchestral excerpts from Wagner's epic opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The Artemis Quartet plays Brahms' Quartet in C minor, Op. 51#1; Gyrgy Kurtag's "Officium breve, In Memoriam Andreae Szervansky," Op. 28; and Beethoven's Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131.
Recital & Luncheon
Organ recital by IUP student Benjamin Bagaile followed by light lunch.
PGH365: AIGA Pittsburgh Design Competition & Exhibition
PGH365 is an annual showcase of design work created in the Pittsburgh region. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, explore the exhibition, and hobnob with creative people to mark the centennial of AIGA and the 25th anniversary of its Pittsburgh chapter.
PICT and the Arts & Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association host an evening of uncommonly good legal theatre. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner, presentation of the evidence, and an appellate argument seeking to overturn the murder convictions of Macbeth & Lady Macbeth before a panel of federal and state court judges. Featuring Dennis Unkovic as Macbeth and Audrey Russo as Lady Macbeth with narration by James Fitzgerald.
Jazz Ensemble - The Music of Stevie Wonder
The Music of Stevie Wonder. Mike Tomaro, director.
In the Heights
Washington Heights is a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home in the heights. This show by Miranda & Hudes won four Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta directs, with choreography by Staycee Pearl.
BNY Mellon Jazz presents Kevin Eubanks
With his second Mack Avenue Records release, The Messenger, acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks continues to explore his own unique musical vision.
A program featuring some of the most beloved works of American composers, including Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin's An American in Paris, Bernstein's Fancy Free ballet music, and the exotic Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan by American impressionist Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
Gustav Holst's masterpiece The Planets transports audiences on a musical journey through the solar system. Wagner's Overture to Tannhaeuser begins the concert. Daniel Meyer conducts.
Puccini's La Boheme
It's Christmas Eve in Paris, and the young poet Rodolfo (David Lomeli) meets the love of his life, Mimi (Leah Crocetto). Their time together is a poignant picture of poverty and illness, shared by friends. The entrancing set captures the charm and vigor of 19th-century Paris. Sari Gruber is Musetta, Troy Cook is Marcello, and Kevin Glavin is cast as Benoit/Alcindoro.
George Brant's powerful one-woman show follows a gutsy fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy puts her career on hold. When she gets back in the game, flying has a whole new meaning: operating remote-controlled drones in Afghanistan from an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas. Hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night, the pilot's struggle to navigate her dual identities is her toughest mission yet.