All Events | Starting Thursday, June 12, 2014
R. Strauss' 150th Birthday
Music Director Manfred Honeck closes the season with a tribute to Richard Strauss' 150th birthday, featuring an orchestral arrangement of Strauss' one-act opera, Elektra, inspired by Greek mythology; the rarely performed virtuosic concert piece, Burleske, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder; and the orchestral Suite from from one of Richard Strauss' most celebrated operas, Der Rosenkavalier or "The Knight of the Rose."
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Based on the hilarious MGM film, Legally Blonde The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.
Bosnian-American soprano Jasmina Halimic, a "virtuoso ... of technical prowess and expressive transparency" (San Francisco Chronicle) and Duquesne U. alumna sings works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Lysenko, as well as world premieres by Despic and Prebanda with Alaine Fink, piano.
Allegheny Brass Band
Citiparks presents free Sunday morning concerts on the lawn at Mellon Park. The Allegheny Brass Band performs Featuring Beatles favorites, along with Broadway tunes, big band sounds, light classics, and marches. Food and beverages can be purchased from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win Citiparks' weekly Best Brunch Contest.
The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience
Folds returns to Heinz Hall for the third time with his first-class melodies and irony-laced lyrics in a one-night-only performance. In addition to his hit pop arrangements, this performance will feature his new classical piano concerto.
Music of America
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh play works for wind quintet by Copland, Sousa, Ewazen, Bernstein, and others.
Ethel, the boundary-crossing string quartet, presents "Grace." In complex, stressful times and in a world overwhelmed by seemingly irreconcilable differences and unsustainable challenges, music provides both an immediate tonic of relief and a medium for real long-term healing and understanding. Following the concert, ETHEL will do a question and answer session with the audience.
Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More
Megan Hilty, star of NBC's hit television show, Smash, and acclaimed conductor Steven Reineke and the PSO paying tribute to songs Ol' Blue Eyes made famous. In a weekend of concerts titled, Luck Be a Lady, Hilty will perform Sinatra staples such as The Lady Is a Tramp, Moon River, and I've Got You Under My Skin, and many more. The concert will be led by Steven Reineke, newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.