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Neighborhood Week: Play N’at
Pittsburgh Symphony musicians; Steve Hackman, Creative Director of FUSE@PSO; and artist Baron Batch combine for a lively evening of music, art, socializing and fun. The event features live classical chamber music, including cross-genre music arrangements by Steve Hackman, as well as Baron Batch's live painting inspired by the music.
Walk-In Movie Night
Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs WQED's first ever free Movie Night, featuring select independent films by talented filmmakers whose work has be seen on WQED's Filmmakers Corner. The outdoor screening begins when it's dark. You'll also get behind-the-scenes glimpses of Rick Sebak's two newest documentaries for PBS. RSVP via the 'website' link.
Neighborhood Week: Music Squared
Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a free, one-hour lunchtime concert during the Thursday Farmers' Market.
Neighborhood Week: Classical Standards
Jazz alto saxophone legend Phil Woods joins PSO musicians to recreate the historic 1950 recording "Charlie Parker with Strings," featuring arrangements of classical standards, which Parker often referred to as his all-time favorite sessions. The concert will also recreate selections from the 1955 album "Clifford Brown with Strings," featuring trumpeter Dr. James Moore.
OPEK Plays Strayhorn
First Fridays at the Frick presents the musical ensemble OPEK, led by Pittsburgh jazz saxophonist Ben Opie, in a tribute to the music of Pittsburgh native, pianist and longtime Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn.
Directed by Jeffrey Chips, King Lear features local favorite Ronald Siebert as Lear and PSIP Artistic Director and Founder Jennifer Tober as Edmund/Oswald. King Lear brings a small, feisty cast of 4 women and 4 men who are on stage throughout the show, creating the mise-en-scene with their bodies and voices, and crafting an action-packed tragedy accessible to all ages and Shakespeare lovers and novices alike. Free admission.
Allegheny County Music Festival
A festival of local rock bands. Rusted Root performs at 7:30 with special guests Beauty Slap, J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights, and Donora. Festival proceeds support disadvantaged children.
Ballads, Tales and Lays
TMC begins concerts at its new home with "Ballads, Tales and Lays," featuring pianist Nathan Carterette and cellist Bronwyn Banerdt in music by Schubert, Chopin, Medtner, Rachmaninoff and Quentin Kim.
Glue Factory Project: Beckett & Beyond
Performed by a stellar international cast, Beckett & Beyond explores the fickle landscape of existentialism. Beth Corning weaves her thoughtful, award-winning choreography with two short works by playwright Samuel Beckett - Act Without Words II, and Rockaby, both of which are a form of movement/ physical theater. Designer Stephanie Mayer's evocative floating landscape creates a surreal geography for three metaphorically and literally tethered travelers.