All Events | Starting Saturday, June 14, 2014
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.
TanzTheater Andre Koslowski – Wiegenlied
A leaf blower, a wasteland, and magnificent dance. Former Dance Alloy Theater company member Andre Koslowski returns as TanzTheater Andre Koslowski with renowned dancer Leonie Stein to rework Koslowski's 2013 Wiegenlied. This atmospheric piece is set to a traditional Welsh lullaby, arranged by American composer and conductor Efrain Amaya.
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Dianne Reeves headlines this free three-day festival, featuring more than 200 jazz musicians including Grammy-nominated trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones with Dwayne Dolphin and Fred Wesley. A Tribute to Art Blakey will be performed by The Messenger Legacy, featuring Ralph Peterson, Bobby Watson, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, and Reggie Workman. Other outstanding festival artists include Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy, Nancy Harms, Thomas Wendt, Joe Locke, harpist Brandee Younger, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter, and emerging artists and local favorites Benny Benack III and Emmet Cohen.
Speed Dating Tonight!
Tickets includes complimentary wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and much too much information about your newest least favorite person, or perhaps your potential new spouse! Meet them at the world premiere of the orchestrated version of Speed Dating Tonight!, by Michael Ching, created especially for Microscopic Opera.
Consummate Flutist Faculty Gala Recital
The free recital will feature Jim Walker, Alberto Almarza, Soo-Kyung Park, Julie McGough, Hernan Jara, Wendy Kumer, Amal Gochenour, Rachel Blumenthal, Sarah Steranka, Esther Lee, and Stephen Schultz.