All Events | Starting Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Chorus and Strings
Selections for string ensemble, chorus, and chorus with strings. A reception follows the concert. Free admission.
Rebellion, Revolution, Redemption. A Symphonic Journey
This Audience of the Future & EQT Side-By-Side Concert includes compositions by Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Debussy, and many more. The Audience of the Future program gives high school students a chance to plan, promote, and produce a PSO concert, and Side-By-Side lets high school musicians work and play beside professional musicians.
Adult Beginners' Band
Ever want to play trumpet, clarinet, drums, saxophone, or whatever in a band? Here's your opportunity. A band for adult beginners is starting in Turtle Creek. There's no cost for music lessons, but you do need your own instrument and the recommended lesson book. For information, call Paulette: 412 298-1486
Managing Marcellus: A Deliberative Theater Event
The League of Women Voters of Westmoreland County presents an original play by Shannon Deep and produced by the Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., along with a discussion about Marcellus Shale. Citizens of Westmoreland County can get beyond the slogans to join a constructive discussion about the challenges and promise of shale gas. Registration requested.
Do You Hear The People Sing?
Conductor Jack Everly returns with a talented ensemble of vocalists to perform hits by Broadway composers Schönberg and Boublil, creators of Les Miserables, the Tony Award-winning musical that featured such songs as “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” Also, from their Tony-nominated Miss Saigon, hear “The American Dream” and “I'd Give My Life for You,” along with music from their other Broadway shows.
Around the World in 80 Days
It's 1872, and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in Jules Verne's classic novel brought to theatrical life by Mark Brown. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap excitement. Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, the dramatic story made famous by the fairytale by Charles Perrault, will feature Jamie Pachuta of the Pittsburgh Obama School as the Beauty and Marc Guantonio of Monaca as the dreaded Beast.
William Nicholson's drama, Shadowlands, based on the true story of the life of C. S. Lewis, author of the 'Narnia' books; produced by Saltworks Theatre Company, and directed by Dr. Mark Stevenson. Performances are 7:30pm on the 13th, 14th, and 20th; 2 & 7:30pm on the 21st.
Hear/Now: Festival of New Sound
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, in collaboration with Alia Musica, presents Pittsburgh's only festival celebrating new music and sound arts. From the traditional to the obscure, Hear/Now showcases the diversity and breadth of music today performed by Alia Musica, IonSound, ELCO, Assembly, LEMUR, and more.
Stewart O’Nan & Jane McCafferty
Good friends, Pittsburghers, and novelists, Stewart O'Nan (The Odds) and Jane McCafferty (First You Try Everything), will present a joint talk and reading from their latest novels. The Post-Gazette's John Allison writes, "Both works dissect the lives of middle-aged, middle-class white people whose marriages have taken midlife nosedives…Each has pulled off an admirable feat: literary fiction…with precise prose and strong narratives that earn your attention." Free admission.
Brahms and Prokofiev
Pianist Gerald Lee plays Brahms and Prokofiev as part of Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series.
Alan Barker conducts the PBT Orchestra in Delibes' tuneful score. A mysterious girl seen from the window of Dr. Coppelius' workshop sparks a lovers' quarrel. Beguiled by the beautiful Coppélia, Franz is distracted from his betrothed, and the absurdity reaches hilarious heights when the inquisitive Swanhilda discovers her rival is a mere mechnical doll.
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Ages 3-8. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's much-anticipated new production unites old favorites and new friends through evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry. Three of Eric Carle's books are featured, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, and Papa Get the Moon. Carle's gentle verses, snappy rhymes and textured collage illustrations are translated onto the stage with dazzling effects sure to delight young theater-goers and their grown ups.
Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon is a powerful, mystical folk drama. A tale of tragic love, a la Romeo and Juliet, is at the heart of a story which depicts a clash of incongruent worlds - the mountains where witches and other supernatural beings reside and the valley where the humans live. When John, a “witch boy,” falls in love with the beautiful, lusty mortal, Barbara Allen, he makes a pact with a conjurer to gain human status. His wish is granted on the condition that Barbara remains faithful to him for one year as characters from both “worlds” conspire to thwart their happiness. Jack Allison directs
Three Rivers Community Band Festival
The festival will feature amateur bands including Community Band South, Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, East Winds Symphonic Bandand The Festival Band with special guest James Gourlay, director of the River City Brass and world-renowned tuba soloist, leading "Tiptoe Through the Tubas."
Lark String Quartet
The four women of the Lark String Quartet, all soloists in their own right, continue to delight audiences with their energy, passion, and artistry. The LSQ has been committed to new music, commissioning such works as the 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning Quartet #2 by Arron Jay Kernis.
Passion and Excitement
Suppé's Light Cavalry Overture, Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 with soloist Dena Miller, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #2 "Little Russian." Istvan Jaray conducts.
Mike Dowling & Pat Donohue
As the guitarist for the Guys All-Star Shoe Band of A Prairie Home Companion, Pat gets to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. When the late, great Vassar Clements heard Mike Dowling play guitar back in 1975 he did the sensible thing. He hired him. Clements called him simply, "One of the finest guitarists there is, anywhere."
La Suave Melodia
Marini, Tartini, Foscarini, Veracini, Piccinini... This concert(ini) features the passion, melody, and expression of the virtuosic composers of Baroque Italy. Imbibe in our weekend of passion stirring, establishment shaking, life changing baroque music.
A Night of Remembrances
Guest Conductor Matthew Kraemer will lead the orchestra inthe season finale, featuring soloist Aaron Patterson, alto saxophone. Mr. Kraemer is Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and served with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Akron Symphony.