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Sounds Upstairs: [sic] Music
Date(s): 02/01/2015 Time: 3:30 pm
Can words alone be music? Since the early 1900s, poets and composers alike have said YES. Call it sound poetry or text-sound, here is a concert of word sounds alone. Various performers - TEXT-NICIANS - will present pieces as solos, duets, trios and choral readings in this ear-opening experience.
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Come BE a part of it! (NEW YORK, NEW YORK!)
Date(s): 02/03/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
WQED's Jim Cunningham emcees this one-night-only evening of chamber music by Haydn, Mozart and Brahms features members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, TRYPO Staff, TRYPO student chamber groups and other guests. Concert proceeds will support TRYPO's Carnegie Hall debut at the 2015 Sounds of Summer Festival in New York City.
Presenter: Three Rivers Young People Orchestra
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Beauty and The Beast
Date(s): 02/06/2015
PBT stages the Pittsburgh premiere of this new full-length ballet. Beauty and the Beast is an imaginative interpretation of the time-honored tale of inner beauty. From the Beast's imposing castle to the enchanted forest, Beauty and the Beast vividly illustrates the transformative power of love through striking set design, inventive choreography and a cast of fanciful characters.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
02/06 - 8:00 pm
02/07 - 2:00 pm
02/07 - 8:00 pm
02/08 - 2:00 pm
02/12 - 7:30 pm
02/13 - 8:00 pm
02/13 - 2:00 pm
02/14 - 2:00 pm
02/14 - 8:00 pm
02/15 - 2:00 pm
237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Prussia: 1866
Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/22/2015
Passionate young scholar Friedrich "Fritz" Nietzsche reveres the tutelage of his mentor, Heinrich. But perhaps not as much as he enjoys the pleasure of Heinrich's wife, Mariska. The forceful, farcical Prussia: 1866 is the wildly inventive, uproarious concoction by Pittsburgh's Gab Cody. Set after the Austro-Prussian war but before the advent of feminism, Prussia: 1866 makes its world premiere at The REP.
Presenter: The REP - Pittsburgh Playhouse
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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Chris Botti
Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/08/2015
Love is in the air as trumpet phenomenon and America's best selling jazz instrumental artist, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies. Botti – and his trumpet – hold multiple Grammys, Gold and Platinum records and have captured the hearts of millions of music lovers. Lawrence Loh conducts.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
02/06 - 7:30 pm
02/07 - 7:30 pm
02/08 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 601 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Tell It To The Marines
Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/15/2015
Poet Samuel Hazo's play "Tell It To The Marines" gives a critical but factual effect of the war in Iraq on one family: a 30-year retired Marine Major, his two sons, also Marines, his wife and his twin brother, also a Marine retired officer and now a Catholic priest. The play examines the human consequences of the war, the erosion of public trust in government and the historical deviance of political leadership. Richard Keitel directs.
Presenter: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
02/06 - 7:00 pm
02/07 - 7:00 pm
02/08 - 7:00 pm
02/13 - 7:00 pm
02/13 - 7:00 pm
02/15 - 7:00 pm
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ronald K Brown / Evidence
Date(s): 02/07/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Brooklyn-based Evidence poignantly executes Brown's contemporary choreography rooted in the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. In "The Subtle One," set to the music of jazz musicians Jason Moran and Tarus Mateen, Brown transcends the human struggle and aspirations for connection between spiritual beings and mortals. In "On Earth Together," Stevie Wonder's music deepens Brown's exploration of love and compassion and features dancers from the Pittsburgh community alongside dancers from Evidence.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Dance Council
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony
Date(s): 02/07/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
Matthew Kraemer conducts Carl Nielsen's Masquerade Overture, Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 in g minor featuring Andrew Sords, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony #2.
Presenter: Butler County Symphony Orchestra
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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Spencer Myer, piano
Date(s): 02/08/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
Program TBA.
Presenter: Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania
Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Vocal Recital
Date(s): 02/08/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
Desiree Soteres, soprano. Free admission.
Presenter: Chatham University
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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