All Events | Starting Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Johnstown Organ Recital
Matthew Beckman plays a half-hour recital with light lunch to follow.
Thomas Dolby - The Invisible Lighthouse Live
Drusky Entertainment presents The Invisible Lighthouse Live, combining Thomas Dolby's music and storytelling in one breathtaking show -- a unique transmedia performance. The screening of his award-winning film will be augmented with live narration, live foley artist Blake Leyth, and a musical soundtrack by Thomas – with songs spanning his entire catalogue from 'Cloudburst At Shingle Street' to 'Oceanea.'
We Will Rock You
Featuring the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU is now in its 11th year in London and has been seen by 15 million people worldwide. The hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking show is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."
Listen Locally – Cuidado Tango Band
Cuidado is Pittsburgh's most dangerous tango band. Members of the group have performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Their extensive backgrounds in tango, classical and jazz music fuse to create a fresh and unique sound unlike any other group performing today.
Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning Blue/Orange is a caustically funny play about race and the mental health system. In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient (Rico Parker) claims to be the son of an African dictator--a story that seems unnervingly plausible. What begins as a battle of wills between a young idealistic doctor (David Whalen) and his jaded superior (Sam Tsoutsouvas) over the appropriate course of treatment for his patient, eventually turns into something altogether different. Andrew S. Paul, director; Mark Clayton Southers, producer.
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns with a program of early 20th-century Russian music. Young 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition winner Daniil Trifonov performs Prokofiev's tumultuous and technically-demanding Piano Concerto #2. Then, Totelier conducts Rachmaninoff's passionate and sweeping Symphony #2, which restored the composer's confidence after the poorly-received First.
Pitt Jazz Seminar Concert
Geri Allen, Pitt's newly appointed Director of Jazz Studies, will lead an all-star band as they carry on the legacy of Nathan Davis, the founder of the Jazz Seminar and Concert who retired this past summer. Performers taking part this year include Allen, piano; Brinae Ali, tap percussionist; Marcus Belgrave and Randy Brecker, trumpet; Vincent Chandler, trombone; Ravi Coltrane and Ernie Watts, saxophone; Russell Malone, guitar; Kenny Davis, bass; Kassa Overall and Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; and Carmen Lundy, vocalist
Turn of the Screw
Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James, Turn of the Screw is "a total theatrical experience, a challenge for the imagination." An old English Manor House is filled with secrets, strange movements flicker in the underbrush, unidentifiable cries are heard in the moonlight, and abrupt coldness and breezes touch your imagination. Do the ghosts haunt the children? Or is it just her imagination? Joe Warik directs.
Mildred Miller International Voice Competition
Named after Opera Theater's founder, the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition attracted 183 emerging young professionals (ages 19-35) from throughout North America, Bulgaria, France, Russia, Korea, and Taiwan. Semi-finals on Saturday: 11a-1p & 3p-5p. Finals on Sunday: 3-5p.
Dremlen Feygl (Birds Are Dreaming)
Members of the Tuesday Musical Club perform European works from the first half of the 20th century by Schreker, Zemlinsky, Ullmann, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Adolf Strauss, Klein, Rudnitska, Korngold and Kalman.
Universally praised as one of the greatest films ever made, City Lights – written by, directed by, and starring the great Charlie Chaplin – is presented in all its cinematic glory on the big screen, with the orchestra performing the superb soundtrack live.
Opening Night features Handel's Royal Fireworks Music, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Bach's Magnificat featuring the all-new 40-member Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers under the direction of Marc Tourre.
Flanders Recorder Quartet
An R&B favorite, the world's foremost recorder quartet returns for a delightful program inspired by their boundless admiration for J.S. Bach. Original arrangements of works by the German master comprise the first half and in the second you are invited to dine on delectable "courses" – early and contemporary – inspired by Chef Bach.
Voices of Spirit, Pappert Men's Chorale, Pappert Women's Chorale and University Singers. Craig Cannon, director.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque
Stephen Schultz directs a program featuring Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Trumpets in A, a passacaglia by Handel, Neruda's Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat, and the Orchestral Suite #2 and Cantata #45 "Es ist dir gesagt" by J. S. Bach.
Sounds Upstairs - Ellen Gozion
Ellen Gozion sings traditional American songs in a voice that is plaintive and haunting.
John Cannon, organ
St. James presents world‑class organist John Cannon, who served as organist at Heinz Chapel and has performed on every continent to enthusiastic audiences. Free‑will offerings will be accepted, as well as non-perishable items for the Sewickley Community Center Food Bank. The St. James Children's Choir will perform at 2:30.
David Nasaw brings his award-winning biography of the remarkable Joseph P. Kennedy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. A New York Times 2012 "Top Five Books" selection.
Cabaret Series - Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern's 40-year career has taken her from "Disaster Theme Queen" to "The Stradivarius Voice" with a voice that defies categorization. Maureen's recording career began with the Oscar-winning "The Morning After" and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from the classic disaster films, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. Other hits include "Can You Read My Mind" and "Different Worlds." She made her Broadway debut in 1981.