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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.
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.
Directed by Jeffrey Chips, King Lear features local favorite Ronald Siebert as Lear and PSIP Artistic Director and Founder Jennifer Tober as Edmund/Oswald. A small, feisty cast of 4 women and 4 men is 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.
A Fair in the Park
Free to all, rain or shine, A Fair in the Park showcases a juried selection of the region's finest artisans. Enjoy the gardens of Mellon Park while perusing fine ceramics, photography, painting, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, metal, mixed media, paper and illustration. Daily entertainers include Cello Fury, Calliope musicians, and other local performers; children's activities by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium; face painting; and 10 delicious food trucks.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully-improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes in the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater.