All Events | Starting Saturday, March 16, 2013
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.
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.
This free concert features PYPO's string, woodwind, and brass ensembles.
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.
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.
Young Winners Recital
Performances by pianists Zhaoliang Albert Du, Rishi Mirchandani, Hannah Breslau, Ariana Chiu, and harpist Rebecca Pfingstl.
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.
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.
Apollo's Fire - A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse
Cleveland's acclaimed Baroque orchestra plays music by J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann. After working for church and court, Bach let his hair down at Zimmerman's Coffeehouse -- Leipzig's 18th century equivalent of Starbucks. Zimmerman hired freelance musicians and Bach directed music by his favorite composers.
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.
Antarktikos (World Premiere)
By Andrea Stolowitz, directed by Sheila McKenna. Antarktikos is a mind-bending play about heroism, saying goodbye, and moving forward. Somewhere between Oregon and Antarctica lie several points on a continuum: Susan, a writer at an artists residency at the South Pole; Captain Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the British Antarctic expedition of 1912; and Hilary, Susan's 21-year-old daughter. When an insomniac EMT named Alex becomes the hapless link among them, time collapses, geographies blend, and destinies emerge.
Lovers & Dreams: An Opera Showcase
Young talents from the Carnegie Mellon vocal department are featured in a program of “minimally staged scenes” from Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, and more.
(Ages 3-10) Join "Yesac Elrac The Bubblemaniac" and "Bub" in their world of inflatable furniture, pools and psychedelic liquids where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Doug Rougeux and Casey Carle, Ringling Bros. and Cirque du Soleil veterans, create a soapy circus through a unique fusion of theater, visual art, clowning, jazz, improvisation and brilliant bubbling. A show for the whole family that is both eye-popping and hysterical.
Slatkin, Ax & Mozart
Journey out of this world when electronica partners with orchestra in Mason Bates' colorful and vibrant The B-Sides. Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performs Mozart's popular Piano Concerto No. 25. Slatkin closes the program with Prokofiev's powerful symphony #5.