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Honegger's "King David"
Titled a "dramatic psalm," this retelling of le roi David consists of twenty-seven movements across three parts, and includes actors and dramatic elements interspersed with the music. Honegger's use of several musical styles ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque to jazz allowed him to make a serious contribution to the neoclassical era. Thomas Douglas conducts.
Three Rivers Community Band Festival
The 12th annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival will again will feature a Festival Band as one of four performing bands. WQED 89.3's Jim Cunningham will emcee.
New Beginnings: Music of Gwyneth Walker
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, Belle Voci women’s choir, Giambelli String Quartet and dancers from La Roche College will perform New Beginnings, a concert by, about, and for women, featuring music by Gwyneth Walker. Proceeds will support the Pittsburgh Women's Shelter. WQED's Anna Singer will interview Ms. Walker at 6:00.
Sound Series: André Mehmari & Tatjana Mead Chamis
Renowned Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari and Tatjana Mead Chamis, Pittsburgh Symphony associate principal violist, play a unique and genre-bending concert in the museum's intimate theater. Mehmari's musical sensibility knows no borders, freely flowing between Chopin, Scott Joplin, and Ernesto Nazareth. Chamis shares Mehmari's instinct and passion for creating music free of predetermined boundaries. Co-presented with MCG Jazz and Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies.
Rivers of the Soul
A free concert of music by Schubert, Erkel, Stolz, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Fibich, and Dvorak performed by Rosemary Pavlovsky, soprano; Janet Stivanson, piano; and Allyson Edington, clarinet.
A Deco Affair: Puttin' On The Ritz
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh presents its 2015 gala hosted by Jon Burnett of KDKA-TV. Roaring '20s attire suggested (prizes awarded) for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dessert, entertainment and distinctive auction items. All proceeds benefit Opera Theater SummerFest performances, educational and artist training programs.
Melodies From Heaven:New Musical Beginnings
In its debut concert, the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh, founded & and directed by Rev. Herbert V.R.P. Jones, will present music of African-American & non-African-American composers/arrangers, the music of Recording Artist, Nikki Porter, and will pay tribute to local and National Gospel Artist, Curtis Lewis, Sr.
Trio Nova Mundi
Trio Nova Mundi showcases composers of the New World, in part by performing new or lesser-known works alongside the classics. As Trio Nova Mundi, violinist Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, cellist Elisa Kohanski, and pianist Becky Billock, have received glowing reviews in BBC Music Magazine and Fanfare. Since 2001, the trio has performed throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Ecuador, and Africa.
Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University. Program TBA.
Brentano Quartet with Todd Palmer, clarinet
The program includes Charpentier's Suite in D minor, James MacMillan's String Quartet #3, and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115.
A concert planned entirely by Western PA high school students featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing side-by-side with student musicians in part of the program which includes Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture, Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, Michael Gilbertson's Splendid City, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
PICT Classic Theatre's Downtown Series concludes with the cabaret-style revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel with English lyrics and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Schuman. Alan Stanford directs with musical direction by Douglas Levine.
Indigo Girls with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — better known as the Indigo Girls — perform with the PSO conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Twenty years after their debut CD, the Indigo Girls still bring sublime harmonies to their heartfelt catalog of songs. Drawing from 14 original studio albums, Ray and Saliers will perform their classics, such as "Power of Two," "Closer to Fine," "Virginia Woolf," "Kid Fears" and many more.
Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Chatham Baroque will perform Claudio Monteverdi's complete Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of 1624. Attack Theatre's new choreography represents combat scenes described in the text. The vocal ensemble Ping performs the madrigals, with solos from Grammy Award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan. This "mini-opera" from the eighth book of madrigals is based on poetry by Torquato Tasso and includes a dramatic love story set against the East-West conflict of the First Crusade. Adam Paul's video art provides a dynamic backdrop throughout.
Maurice Durufle's magnificent, meditative Requiem, incorporating themes from Gregorian chant, will be sung by the Saint Vincent Camerata and mezzo-soprano Olga Perez Flora accompanied by the Academy Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Flora will also sing Respighi's Il Tramonto. Schubert's An die Musik, arranged by Robert Page, is also scheduled. Stephen Concordia conducts.
For Glory and Honor
A season finale that ranges from rousing to solemn, ending with the iconic 1812 Overture. Selections include American Salute, Gardens of Stone, Mansions of the Lord, Finlandia, and a medley from Victory at Sea. The Tsar Lazar Choir joins the orchestra and sings pre-concert at 7:30. Artifacts from the Civil War and other conflicts will be on view in the lobby.
I Got Gershwin!
On the cover of Time magazine at age 26, on the Broadway stage, in Hollywood, from Tin Pan Alley to Paris, George Gershwin dominated the scene of the early twentieth century. Join the Mendelssohn for a delightful evening of song, including excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and standards like "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "The Man I Love," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Love Walked In." You'll hear rarities from Hollywood, solo songs, and some of Gershwin's own piano arrangements and Preludes.
30 Seasons of Singing
Susan Medley conducts a collection of chorale and audience favorites from the Chorale's past 30 years with pianist Bryan Sable, percussionist Robert Rawsthorne and bassist Justin Bendel. Saturday at Ingomar United Methodist Church; Sunday at Fox Chapel Presbyterian.
Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment
Sung in English. Fun-loving, tomboyish Marie meets Tonio in a madcap romance with show-stopping arias for both lead singers. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee stars as Tonio, singing the famous nine high Cs in "Ah, my friends (Ah, mes amis)," alongside Lisette Oropesa (Abduction from the Seraglio, 2011) as Marie. Joyce Castle is the Marquise of Berkenfeld, and Kevin Glavin is the old soldier Sulpice. Antony Walker conducts.