All Events | Starting Thursday, July 18, 2013
Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival
The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival showcases locally-written one-act plays with LGBT themes. "Is that a Gun in Your Pocket..." by Carol Mullen: A down-on-his-luck entrepreneur runs afoul of a loan shark and the sexy hit man sent to collect on a debt. "The Session" by Wali Jamal: Marital woes drive a wacky lesbian couple to couples counseling. "Sibling Rivalry" by Kathryn Miller Haines: A daughter desperate for her mother's affection will do anything to get her attention, even if it means coming out of the closet. "Defense of Marriage" by Jeff Cordell: A gay couple comically gropes toward a decision on a more committed life together - will it clean up some misunderstandings or be a drag?
True Story Party
East End Book Exchange hosts its second True Story Party. Come hear true tales by some of the Burgh's best story tellers.
A Little Nightmare Music
An opera in one short and irrevocable act. Composer Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach) gets his hands on Mozart's famous serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), only to use it as the score for a miniature opera. Renowned Pittsburgh countertenor Andrey Nemzer is featured with Kara Cornell in the "pants role" of Peter Schlafer and Ganson Salmon as Mozart.
"A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan." Praised for its "stunningly imaginative" performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Co-presented with the Kelley-Strayhorn Theatre.
Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals Thursdays at 5. Today, Ethan LePlaca of New Hope Lutheran Church of Freedom, PA.
Notes from the Heart - Bringing Out the Stars
The Woodlands Foundation presents its annual "Notes from the Heart" concert to benefit its work enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Particpants include Harvard University choral director Andrew Clark, former Hartford Symphony Music Director Edward Cumming, vocalist Lily Abreu, Pittsburgh Public Schools orchestral director Marylou Bushyager, and Woodlands pianist Jennifer Klenk.
Public Art Walking Tour
The Office of Public Art hosts a walking tour of selected works of art on the North Shore -- Susan Wagner's "Roberto Clemente Walker," Casey Droege's ". . .," and Robert Wilson and Richard Gluckman's "Sign of Light." Register at 412 391-2060.
Kevin Noe directs a program including "Crashing through Fences" by Timothy Andres, Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert, and a world premiere PNME & Barlow commission, "Falling" by Mathew Rosenblum.
North Suburban Big Band
The North Suburban Big Band's Summer Jazz Concert features music by Chuck Mangione, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Stevie Wonder, Jerome Richardson, Quincy Jones, Horace Silver, Thad Jones, Billy Strayhorn and George Gershwin with vocalists Tony Venneri and Jessie Wills Loverti.
West Hills Symphonic Band
West Hills Symphonic Band.
Broadway's Idina Menzel in Concert
Broadway superstar Idina Menzel performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony for one unforgettable night of music. Menzel sang at Heinz Hall in the PSO's sold-out tribute concert to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in Rent. On her highly successful international orchestra tour, The Denver Post dubbed her “The Streisand of her generation."
Special - The Electroacoustic Flutist featuring Lindsey Goodman
PNME's Lindsay Goodman plays "I Will Not Be Sad in this World" by Eve Beglarian, "Covenant" by Jeffrey Nytch & Jessica Hand, "Other Voices" by Grant Cooper, "Among Fireflies" by Elaine Lilios, "The Road from Hana" by Rob Deemer, and a fan favorite to be announced.
Julien Labro with the Spektral Quartet "Five for Tango"
Bandoneonist Julien Labro leads the Spektral Quartet in an exciting night of tango music. Labro's artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a performer, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide. Afterward, enjoy tango music and dancing with complimentary food and drink.
Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals, Thursdays at 5. Today, Zvonimir Nagy of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, WV.