All Events | Starting Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Wizard of Oz
Experience the classic film The Wizard of Oz as never before – accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The beloved film received Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Song with "Over the Rainbow." See the film and hear the music that has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations with your PSO at Heinz Hall. Lawrence Loh conducts.
The Music of The Beatles
Duquesne's Jazz Ensemble (Mike Tomaro, director) presents The Music of The Beatles.
In Memoriam I
Christine Jordanoff, director.
Lukas Foss's Griffelkin
The CAPA Voice Department will be presenting their Spring opera, Griffelkin, by Lukas Foss.
Beethoven: Egmont ovt.; Humperdinck: selections from Hansel and Gretel; Tchaikovsky: selections from Cinderella; Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; selections from the Narnia films. Friday, Mar 15, 8pm, Butler County Community College & Saturday, Mar 23, 7pm, North Hills Junior High
Locally and regionally renowned visual artists showcase their talent in a trio of exhibits of new work with a contemporary focus. Works in paper, fiber art and paint. SOLO Exhibits features work by Leslie Ansley, Jo-Anne Bates, and Tina Brewer.
This free concert features PYPO's string, woodwind, and brass ensembles.
Henry Spinell, piano
Henry Spinelli, noted Pittsburgh pianist presens a recital in celebration of his 80th birthday. His program includes works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Fauré, Amy Beach, Irving Fine, and Earl Wild/George Gershwin.
Pomerium: Mary Tudor: Glorious Music for England's Catholic Queen
Countering the view of Mary Tudor as a blood-thirsty tyrant with no love of the arts, a newer picture paints her five-year reign as one of extraordinary musical flowering, when England's greatest composers (White, Parsons, Tye, Tallis) were encouraged to compose the most elaborate and sophisticated music they could. Co-presented with Calvary Episcopal Church.
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Cio-Cio San's (Maria Luigia Borsi) open heart and trusting nature are the reasons that Pinkerton (Bryan Hymel) should love her, and the reasons that you'll weep at the end of the opera. The young Japanese woman, nicknamed Butterfly, gives up her family and her religion to be with Pinkerton. Pinkerton gives up nothing, and promptly leaves - returning three years later with his American wife, leaving the young Butterfly mortally devastated. Jean-Luc Tingaud conducts.
Amadeus! A Mozart Celebration
An all-Mozart concert with the Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio, Symphony #25 in g minor, Symphony #38 “Prague”, and opera highlights from The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni with soprano Jeanine De Bique.
John Williams' music & Dan Kamin's Comedy in Motion
Featuring the music of John Williams and Dan Kamin's Comedy in Motion.
Linda Kernohan, piano
Pianist, composer, and official Grammy Awards blogger (a.k.a. Miss Music Nerd) will perform her composition "A Book of Hours" inspired by the writings of theologian, writer, and pacifist Thomas Merton. Four readers will speak the writings of Merton between musical interpretations. Free admission.
Young Winners Recital
Performances by pianists Zhaoliang Albert Du, Rishi Mirchandani, Hannah Breslau, Ariana Chiu, and harpist Rebecca Pfingstl.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron, conductor.
Revisiting the Classics
Jason Worzbyt conducts gems of the wind band repertoire, including such standards as Gustav Holst's "First Suite for Band," Percy Grainger's "Colonial Song", and "Introit" by Fisher Tull.
Symphony East "Spring Fling"
Symphony East's Spring Fling fundraiser luncheon & fashion show raises funds for the Pittsburgh Symphony. Reservations required by April 3 at (412) 371-1773.
Paula McLain, a poet who hails from Cleveland, has rejuvenated interest in the life and loves of Ernest Hemingway with her book club favorite, The Paris Wife. McLain allows Hadley Richardson, the first wife, to tell her own story of love and loss in the anything-goes fast lane of Jazz Age Paris, a “heartbreaking portrayal."
Organist Winner Recital
Winners to be announced.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Lula Washington is admired as a teacher, leader, dancer, and choreographer with a very unique style and approach to dance. Lula fuses African and Afro-Haitian dance with gospel, classical ballet, modern, street, theatrical, and hip hop dance, while drawing from various ideas and issues. Lula choreographed Disney's The Little Mermaid and the 3D epic Avatar.