All Events | Starting Sunday, March 23, 2014
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.
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.
AAMI Boys' Choir
The Afro-American Music Institute Boys’ Choir, directed by Dr. James T. Johnson, Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jazz Ensemble - The Music of Stevie Wonder
The Music of Stevie Wonder. Mike Tomaro, director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind Symphony/Symphony Band
Dr. Robert Cameron, conducts
Transcriptions for Piano and Organ
Pittsburgh pianist Nathan Carterette and organist Edward Alan Moore perform Franz Liszt's Totentanz and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; two works originally for piano and orchestra. The orchestral paret will be played on a 1926 Skinner organ ideally suited to orchestral transcription. The program will also include works for solo piano and solo organ.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
George Vosburgh, Thomas Thompson, and Stephen Story, conduct the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble in a program including Mendelssohn's Overture for Wind Band in C Major, Mahler's "Der Grosse Appel" sequence from Symphony # 2, Alan Fletcher's Clarinet Concerto featuring Michael Rusinek, and Mahler's Um Mitternacht, from the Ruckert Lieder, sung by Tami Fire.