All Events | Starting Sunday, May 12, 2013
Peter Yarrow Mother's Day Concert
The music of Peter, Paul and Mary awakened a generation to activism and idealism. Their songs, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer,” are classics. Peter Yarrow continues to use music to inspire and bring people together to create a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. This pay-what-you can benefit concert supports Hope Academy’s music scholarship fund.
Art for Change
The 25th anniversary of Persad's largest fundraiser and premiere art auction in southwestern Pennsylvania. The event is a verbal and silent auction featuring more than 200 original works of art donated by local, national, and international artists, including paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry. Tickets: PersadArtforChange.org, or 412 441-9786 x-224
Mother's Day Concert
Bring your mom to this fun and festive celebration.
Pittsburgh International Childrens Festival
The Festival offers 65 performances in 5 venues with performers from Australia, Russia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and United States. Attending a performance engages audiences with different cultures and perspectives, as well as exposes them to different mediums for expressing ideas and stories, such as puppetry, soundscapes, music, movement, and dance.
Johnstown Community Strings
A concert of music for string ensemble by Bach, Rush, Dello Joio, Cohen, and more.
All-Russian Concert with pianist Stewart Goodyear
Known for his elegant and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear gives his virtuosic performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1. The season concludes with the dramatic intensity of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 composed in the wake of Stalin's death. André Raphel also conducts Mussorgsky's Khovantchina Overture.
PBT School Pre-Professional Showcase
The Pre-Professional Showcase includes "Graduation Ball" and the "Swan Lake" Act II Divertissements staged by PBT Artistic Director Terrence Orr, James Washington's "Beauty, The Lack Of," Michael Smuin's "Quattro a Verdi," and "Prossimo" by former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Andre Reyes.
Market Street Arts Festival
An Arts and Music festival celebrating local art in the Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington County area. Featuring Cello Fury.
Enjoy Romeo and Juliet and other timeless love stories of William Shakespeare set to music by great composers: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev do Romeo and Juliet; selections from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Weber: Oberon overture
Elgar, Grieg & Ravel
Ukrainian-born pianist and YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto. Then, Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Osvaldo Golijov's "Siderius," co-commissioned by the PSO. After intermission, one of Ravel's first works for orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole, inspired by the Spanish folk tunes sung by Ravel's mother. Elgar's "Alassio" was inspired by the town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family vacationed.
Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra
The JSYO Spring Concert, conducted by JSO Music Director Istvan Jaray. The program includes Saint-Saens, Leroy Anderson, Robert Schumann, Beethoven, tunes from Les Miserables, Titanic, and more.
Forum 71 - Susan Philipsz
The sound installation "One and the Same" by Susan Philipsz (Scottish, b. 1965) is based on a medieval Scottish folk song known variously as “The House Carpenter,” “The Demon Lover,” and “James Harris.” The song recounts the story of a married woman who is seduced by a former lover (the devil in disguise) and abandons her husband and son. The lover lures her onto a treasure ship, which he destroys at sea. Within Forum Gallery, the artist's voice, imperfect and ethereal, is heard singing three intertwining versions of the song.
Two Pittsburgh premieres, "An American Te Deum" by Randall Stroope and "South Dakota Shadows Suite" by Jackson Berkey will be sung by Concentio and Chamber Choirs, respectively, with strings and piano. Additional works include three traditional American Hymns by Aaron Copland, selections from Randall Thompson's "Frostiana," Eric Whitacre's hauntingly beautiful "Seal Lullaby," Jocelyn Hagan's "Joy", and a set of spirituals.
Old and New Worlds
Warren Davison conducts the orchestra's season finale, including Dvorak's Symphony #9, "From the New World;" Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo, featuring bassoonist Alicia Whitney; Johann Strauss' Wine, Women and Song; and Serenade by the Hungarian composer Gyula Beliczay. Tickets are available at the door.
Pops: Around the World with Disney
The Magical Music of Disney for live orchestra.
Season Finale with pianist Hanna Che
Music Director Lawrence Loh features pianist Hannah Che, 17, winner of PYSO's Concerto Competition, in the first movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. Hannah has soloed with the McKeesport and Butler County Symphony Orchestras, and plays in PYSO's first violin section. The program also includes the finale to Mahler's Symphony #1 and Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, with 30 PYSO alumni augmenting the orchestra. Free tickets (required) available via download.
Hartwood Organ Recital
Richard Konzen of Grove City College will play the recently restored 1909/10 Aeolian residence pipe organ located in the mansion in Harwood Acres Park. Reservations: (412) 767-9200.