All Events | Starting Saturday, January 12, 2013
Four Nations - Court and Concert
The musical worlds of Couperin and Leclair contrast the prized and refined tastes of the court and the more theatrical and volatile tastes of the newly founded public concert stage. Join Four Nations as they explore this crunchy mix of earthly pleasures.
Jared Diamond is a distinguished evolutionary biologist and a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He arrives with the release of a long-awaited new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? Diamond presents new thinking on tribal values and practices that define humanity, even as they are vanishing.
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics as "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." --New York Times
The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers. She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school. She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).
Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.")
A hit Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck, creator of SMASH. Enter Kate's sprawling, rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side where four aspiring young novelists meet weekly for a private writing seminar with Leonard, a literary bigwig with a penchant for harsh criticism. Insults fly, the truth stings, and relationships are made and broken as the group learns that the hardest part of writing fiction is facing the facts.
Enchantment Theatre's The Velveteen Rabbit
"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic. The magic of the Enchantment Theatre Company, complete with bunraku puppetry and masks, makes this charming tale of love and devotion an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages. Music lovers will swoon for the Grammy-nominated soundtrack by award-winning composer and arranger Don Sebesky. Co-presented with The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
Peter Yarrow with Mustard's Retreat
As part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—Grammy winner Peter Yarrow has used music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done", "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.