All Events | Starting Monday, October 14, 2013
Keith Lockhart conducts PSO Musicians
Guest conductor Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops Orchestra leads members of the Pittsburgh Symphony who will donate their time and talents for this inaugural benefit concert for the PSO Musicians Care Fund — a charitable fund through the Pittsburgh Foundation to support local school music programs in need and preserve the teaching of classical music for future generations.
Beethoven on the Bluff - Piano Trios II
The three Opus 1 piano trios were first performed in 1793, but Beethoven polished them for two more years before publication. He had written much music already, but he wanted to save this important designation for his best work up to that time. The three trios show a remarkable diversity and depth of emotion and many strokes of genius. The Duquesne Piano Trio will present them as a whole, as Beethoven intended.
Pittsburgh Art Places
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Office of Public Art hosts the web site PittsburghArtPlaces.org, a community resource covering 13 southwestern PA counties. Permanent and temporary art spaces are encouraged to create profiles on the site, so that visitors can learn about these places, and share their favorite sites, and create and publish their own itineraries.
Johnstown Voice Recital
Vocalist Leanna McGiboney sings a half-hour recital, with light lunch to follow.
The Rocky Horror Show
Brisbane Management Group presents an interactive new take on Richard O'Brien's cult classic; an immersive theater experience through three distinct venues, with Brad and Janet and 13 other characters. Directed and choreographed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, with music Direction by Lisa Harrier. No one under 18 admitted.
Back for a second year by popular demand, this event features Chatham Baroque's gorgeous concert harpsichord built in 1977 by Mark Adler in Washington D.C. Works by J.S. Bach, Forqueray, Rameau, Scarlatti, and Sweelinck will be played by harpsichordists Marc Giosi, Edward Moore, Richard Stern, and Justin Wallace -- and Chatham Baroque.
Zimmermann & de Perrot
FRIDAY SOLD OUT. With a great deal of mischief but at the same time anger and depth, the duo Zimmermann & de Perrot present a disconcertingly original marriage of theatre, circus and dance. Supported by five circus artists and dancers, these two directors, who now enjoy dazzling success, have far exceeded all expectations in their new work. The stage design, which revolves on a horizontal axis, forces the performers into the most unlikely positions. All this is put at the service of a caustic story, which makes Hans was Heiri a work that has broken down barriers among the public to an extent rarely seen.
Culture Club: The Curators of the 2013 Carnegie International
Since 2010, Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski have discussed, debated, and challenged each other on every artist chosen for the show. Culture Club gets you inside that process as each curator leads small-group discussions of a few favorite works throughout the exhibition. Come with your questions, and hear the curatorial team arrived at its choices.
Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa
Ina Garten, the best-selling cookbook author and star of Food Network's Barefoot Contessa shares her natural approach to food; tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. On stage, Ina Garten delivers a charming insider's view of the world of the Barefoot Contessa and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion and engages the audience with an interactive Q&A.
Mike Tomaro, director.
Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the PSO in songs from Broadway classics, including Porgy and Bess, South Pacific and Funny Girl. This “Broadway baritone extraordinaire” has enjoyed a critically acclaimed career on Broadway, film and television, as well as in concert halls. Ted Sperling, music director of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of South Pacific, will conduct.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Greensburg Civic Theatre opens its 62nd season with this delightful musical that won a Drama Desk awards for Best Revival of a Musical. The revised 1999 version adds two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy. Mike Crosby stars as Charlie Brown. Rob MacIntyre directs.
Jim Cunningham - 16th Annual St. Andrew's Lecture
Jim Cunningham is Artistic Director of Classical WQED-FM 89.3, Host of the QED Morning Show and PItssburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts, as well as a leader in the Southwestern Pennsylvania arts community. He will share his experiences from the most recent Pittsburgh Symphony tour of Europe.
The new organ was designed and built by Al Sterner and Walker Technical, and voiced by Bob Walker. Dr. Jason Keefer will play works by Bach, Elgar, Franck, Mendelssohn, Vierne, and others. An organ demonstration will feature Dr. Keefer and St. Joseph's music director, Emily Lapisardi.
Zero Cost House
Zero Cost House is a collaboration between Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company and acclaimed Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Awkward, personal, and idiosyncratic, this is Okada’s most autobiographical work, and his first work created for an English-speaking theatre company. It's a meditation on how Thoreau's Walden changed Okada's life; on the disruptions and re-imaginings that accompany a national disaster; and on the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, which tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with strong-willed farm girl Laurey Williams, has enchanted audiences since its first production in 1943. It features unforgettable songs such as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "People Will Say We’re in Love." The 1955 film version starred Shirley Jones and won three Academy Awards. Jones' son, Broadway and TV actor Patrick Cassidy.
Music of Chile
Alberto Almarza, flute.
Every Voice Benefit concert
Daphne Alderson sings the great ballads of Edith Piaf and Leonard Cohen to benefit the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, wine, desserts, and there will be a silent auction.
Walter Morales conducts Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3, Britten's Young Peoples Guide to the Orchestra, and selections from Verdi's operas Nabucco, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Don Carlo and Aida to mark the bicentennial of the composer's birth.
An Heroic Opening
Music Director Istvan Jaray begins his 30th season with Britten's Matinees Musicales, Roberto Di Marino's Guitar Concerto featuring soloist Robert Belinic, and Beethoven's Symphony #3, "Eroica".