All Events | Starting Thursday, July 10, 2014
An Evening with Marianne Cornetti
Internationally-renowned Verdi mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti returns to her Pittsburgh roots for SummerFest's special opening concert. In addition to the performance, you can opt for tickets to a festive dinner and/or a post-concert reception with Ms. Cornetti and the SummerFest artists.
Chaz Bowers, organ
Chaz Bowers, organist of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, PA
Woman and Scarecrow
Woman is dying. With quintessentially Irish wit, she and her mysterious companion Scarecrow consider what she leaves behind and what might have been as she faces the mystery of what is to come. Is that Death lurking in the wardrobe? If you liked Margaret Edson’s Wit, try Marina Carr's lyrical play. Alan Stanford directs Nike Doukas as Woman, Karen Baum as Scarecrow, Sharon Brady as Auntie Ah, and James FitzGerald as Him.
The Winter's Tale
"The Winter's Tale" is BoB's 24th annual Shakespeare production.
The exhibition evaluates the lives of objects, exploring what it is they radiate through their beings, their material evidence of history, and the miracle of their discovery.
The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. To celebrate a decade of its gallery crawls, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to Instagram your favorite Gallery Crawl memory using #CrawlPGH by July 18, 2014. Your photo may be used to promote September's Gallery Crawl.
The Merry Widow
Since its premiere in Vienna in 1905, Franz Lehar's classic has been delighting audiences with its charming melodies and lavish party scenes. The libretto, by Viktor Leon and Leo Stein, follows Hanna, a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband. WQED-FM's Anna Singer returns for a third time as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow.
Concert 1 - The Lost Traveler
Kevin Noe directs a new music journey through life as represented by Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (A); Kevin Puts: Living Frescoes; Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (B); Martin Bresnick: The Lost Traveler; and Vinko Globokar: ?Corporel.
Late Night Cabaret
Enjoy a glass of wine and toast the SummerFest artists as they serenade you with Broadway favorites, jazz standards, and beloved arias after each mainstage performance. Free for all audience members, cash bar available.
The Fantasticks invites audiences to travel on a journey of love discovered, lost, and then rediscovered, with humor and pathos and memorable melodies. But this new production of the world's longest-running musical, in collaboration with Attack Theatre, integrates movement and dance into the tale in a way you've never imagined.
"Gladiator" Live (CANCELED)
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Mark Twain's famous American short story explodes with musical dramatic life in The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This children's opera captures the authenticity of the original tale, set during the American Gold Rush.
Tom Roberts "Harlem Stride" Piano
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
Masterclass with Marianne Cornetti
There's no occasion more revealing than hearing young singers coached by a great artist. In this special masterclass open to the general public, members of Summerfest's Young Artist Program receive an opportunity for personal coaching from Ms. Cornetti.
David Cutler w/Project Piñata "Swinging with a Blindfold"
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, Nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, Schumann tunes, progressive rock, Radiohead, and boogie…How might you experience this incredible feast of styles? Join pianist, composer, and “weekend traveler” David Cutler with Project Pinata for a virtuosic, genre-hopping, wild ride across the musical globe.
Nick Capozzoli, organ
Nick Capozzoli, organist of Oberlin Conservatory.
Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
With nine Grammys and more than 200 million records sold, this tribute to the music of the legendary Bee Gees by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features many favorite tunes, like "You Should Be Dancing," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive."
With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Bill Russell, Side Show is moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression.
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Venue: Byham Theater
Time: 7:30 PM
$75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.
Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.
Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Venue: Byham Theater
Time: 8:00 PM
$125 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event.
$90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.
2013 Juno Award Winners The Tenors have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.