All Events | Starting Thursday, March 21, 2013
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.
In Memoriam II
Christine Jordanoff, director.
Snow White ballet
The classic children's ballet Snow White will be performed by sixty children from surrounding communities. Director Monica Ryan choreographs the production.
The Sisters Grey
In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, this theatrical presentation by Gab Cody and Lori Roper tells of two sisters-in-law (one Black and one Jewish) who both believe their family histories of racial oppression require retribution and sacrifice from others. A funeral, an heirloom ring which survived the Holocaust, and a bevy of secrets set the stage for turmoil in this comedy that asks why we still question love outside our own tribe.
Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble
The university's Guitar Ensemble joins forces with the Robinson Guitar Ensemble, a trailblazing group of middle and high school students at the Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA, for a program featuring works by Luc Levèsque, Darin Au, Jurge Kindle, and others
The Nordic Sound: Music of Scandinavian composers
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents students of the Music Program in works by Scandinavian composers.
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.
(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.
SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2013
No Name Players Theatre Company presents its 5th annual SWAN Day Pittsburgh event featuring world premiere works by more than 60 local female musicians, dancers, poets, theater artists, visual artists, filmmakers, and fashion designers inspired by interviews with women and girls from the Pittsburgh area. SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is an international holiday honoring women in the arts. A ticketed pre-show reception begins at 6 pm.
Seven Last Words of Christ
A program of Theodore Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ and other solo and choral works features soloists Emily Lapisardi, Jesse Lowry, and Nate Folkemer with chorus and organist Stephanie Sloan conducted by Nathan Kyle Lively.
Daniel Teadt, baritone, with Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano, in a program of art songs by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, Gerald Finzi, and Samuel Barber.
The Union Hall Drive-In
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh and Bar Marco present Charlie Chaplin's films "One a.m." and "The Rink" with live original music accompaniment from Tom Roberts of the Ortner-Roberts Duo.
Tempesta di Mare - From Venice to Leipzig
Named after Vivaldi's concerto about a "Storm at Sea," these Philadephia musicians capture the drama of baroque music. They record for Chandos records and have been featured on public radio's "Harmonia" and "Sunday Baroque." They'll play works by Vivaldi, Bach, Veracini, Telemann and Walther.
Niel Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
Back by popular demand, this show recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows as well as numbers from B'way's newest hits. It features some of the talents who appeared in original productions of shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, and Jekyll & Hyde.
Pitt Men's Glee Club
The Pitt Men's Glee Club is the oldest musical ensemble on campus, and the oldest non-athletic student organization. Founded in 1890 as a mere octet, the group now boasts over 60 voices, directed by Richard Teaster. This ensemble has sung throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe, and at two World's Fairs.
Bach Birthday Celebration
Church of the Redeemer presents a Bach's Birthday concert featuring organists Edward Alan Moore and Nathan Carterette, harpsichordist Justin Wallace, flutist Stephen Schultz, and a vocal ensemble conducted by Don Franklin. Birthday cake reception follows. Donations accepted.
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Pittsburgh native Awadagin Pratt began piano studies at age six. Three years later, having moved to Normal, Illinois with his family, he also began studying violin. Winner of the 1992 Naumburg Competition and a 1994 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Mr. Pratt will play Liszt's B Minor Sonata, other well-loved favorites by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti, and more.
Jeffrey Turner, conductor.