All Events | Starting Friday, January 20, 2012
Contemporary Viola Music
Violist Roger Zahab performs music by Benjamin Britten, Akin Euba, Elizabeth Maconchy, Jeffrey Nytch, and Roger Zahab as part of chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series.
Tribute: A Symphonic Celebration of African-American Culture
This special collaboration featuring the PSO and the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates African American culture and showcases a fusion of musical styles that reflect the diversity of music. Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. and stay after the concert to experience the Hill House Association's jazz combo, “Live at the Hurricane,” in the lobby.
Joe Boyd sent his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good long-ball hitter" for his team, the Washington Senators. He becomes young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he's left at home. Includes "You Gotta Have Heart," and "Whatever Lola Wants."
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida will feature the world premiere of a piece for Oboe, Horn, Piano and Cello by Michael Moricz. She'll perform with her PSO colleagues William Caballero, horn; Rodrigo Ojeda, piano; David Premo, cello; and Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
Created and performed by Mike Daisey and directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs dives into the epic story of real life Willy Wonka Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple. With a wickedly funny tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Daisey recounts his own journey the Chinese factories where millions are employed to make iPhones and iPods.
Suite Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers
The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, directed by Greer Reed Jones, creates movement inspired by the songs of Bill Withers, such as "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands."
Ron Samuels. clarinet
PSO and Duquesne faculty clarinetist Ron Samuels is joined by 10 musicians in a program offering Beethoven's Sextet for Winds, Walter Rabl's Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano; and Bela Kovacs' Homage to Richard Strauss.
George Li, piano
Winner of this season's Bronder Prize, Mr. Li performs Czerny's Variations on Theme by Pierre Rode, Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata, Chopin's Berceuse in D-flat Major, Debussy's Images: Book I, and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2.
Christine Lavin with ZoŽ Lewis
Singer-songwriter Christine Lavin is a multi-award winning performer whose one-of-a-kind concert has become a fixture in folk/pop culture. She's a founding member of the Four Bitchin' Babes, and is known for humorous songs such as "Sensitive New Age Guys" and "Bald Headed Men." Originally from England, Zoë Lewis plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons!
33rd Annual Young Artist Competition
Open to any high school age musician within a 25-mile radius of Butler, or any high school age musician in a PMEA District 5 school. One student will be chosen to perform as a soloist with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 10th. For information and an application, 724 283-1402, or the BCSO website.
Dvorak at Duquesne - Czech-Out (Slavonic Dances)
Pianists David Allen Wehr and Cynthia Raim perform Dvorak's complete Slavonic Dances. Special Pre-Concert Event at 2:15 pm.
Kelly Lynch, soprano
With pianist Walter Morales, the program includes a Verdi aria, songs of Richard Strauss, Handel’s “Let the Bright Seraphim,” Book II of Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi, and more.
Currently the Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Kennedy Center, the acclaimed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has been touring and recording for over three decades. This return visit features Mozart's Piano Trio in Bb major, K.502; Stanley Silverman's Trio #2, "Reveille"; and Beethoven's Piano Trio #7 in Bb major, Op. 97, "Archduke."
New Play Festival
Pitt Rep presents an exciting program of new plays by fresh voices. All plays are written by current Pitt students or alumni. The shows run the gamut from lyrical explorations of first love and self-realization to dark representations of power and emotional struggles. Performances run Wednesdays thru Saturdays.
L'enfant et les sortileges
Ravel's opera tells the story of a reprimanded child who tears up his rroom, then is astonished to find his toys coming to life an talking to him. Known for its unique multi-casting, this work is staged by Gregory Lehand and conducted by Andres Cladera.
This alt-rock musical is based on the 1892 German play by Frank Wedekind, banned due to its portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. With music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, the story concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Spring Awakening won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 4 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Olivier Awards.
Marvin, Dave Koz and the Movies
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz joins Marvin Hamlisch and the PSO in a concert featuring memorable songs from Hollywood. Hear Marvin's own Academy Award-winning song, “The Way We Were,” as well as “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, “Somewhere” from West Side Story, and favorites from The Pink Panther, James Bond and more.
Hansel & Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, with a libretto by his sister, enjoys a reputation for being darkly beautiful, true to its origins in Grimm's Fairy Tales, and a rich orchestration by Humperdinck, an acolyte of Wagner. The Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera take the major roles in this new production conducted by Glenn Lewis.
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan
Art, poetry, and personal witness come together around this traveling exhibit of 45 murals from artists across the U.S., shown alongside drawings collected from Afghan high school students about their daily lives. This art invites us to view the war through the eyes of the Afghan people as they move from despair to hope.
Celtic Woman in Concert
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Venue: Heinz Hall
$110 Single ticket
$220 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable