All Events | Starting Sunday, February 12, 2012
A Bach Tryptich
Alan Lewis directs Chatham Baroque, the Pittsburgh Brass Ensemble, the Calvary Choir and soloists in three Bach cantatas and the trumpet showpiece "Jauchzet Gott" with soprano Kathy Linger and baroque trumpeter Rick Murrell. Cantatas include #21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis," and #77, "Ich sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben."
Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Renaissance & Baroque and the Pittsburgh Camerata offer a variety of chocolate and wine pairings to celebrate Valentine's Day and support these two arts organizations.
Concerto Competition Concert
Directed by Jeffrey Turner, the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra develops the understanding, technique, and discipline required of the professional orchestral musician through a broad range of repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary. Soloists often include principal and section players from the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony.
A Romantic Afternoon
Istvan Jaray conducts Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, Mozart's Concerto for flute and harp with Tara Yaney, flute, and Christine Mazza, harp; and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite #2.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
George Vosburgh and Stephen Story conduct a program including the Concerto for Violin and Wind Ensemble by Chad Robinson (who studied with Leonardo Balada) featuring CMU concertmaster Emma Steele, and Leonardo Balada's Concerto for Piano, Winds, and Percussion with pianist Enrique Graf. The Wind Ensemble will record Balada's concerto for release on the Naxos label.
Sunday Afternoon Vocal Series
An Italian Valentine featuring the best of Verismo opera, featuring Amelia D’Arcy, soprano, Kelly Lynch; soprano, Enrique Bernardo, tenor and Robert Frankenberry, tenor with pianist Walter Morales.
NPR's "From the Top" at Carnegie Mellon
Christopher O'Riley hosts a live taping of "From the Top," NPR's showcase of the best young musicians in America. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a show of love for Pittsburgh's wealth of musical talent as outstanding young artists from CMU's preparatory school and from around Pittsburgh perform for a nationwide radio audience.
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music -- traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization. Award-winning vocalists perform with piano, and with the two-stringed erhu, also known as the Chinese violin. Shen Yun's one-of-a-kind orchestra and its all-original compositions, blend East and West like no other. Presented by Greater Philadelphia Falun Dafa Association.
A Winter Overture
Recently named Ensemble in Residence at Heinz Chapel, OvreArts presents new works by founding composers Blake Ragghanti and Luke Mayernik as well as three other composers, with improvisational dance by the Pillow Project Dance Company. Free admission.
The Song of the Horse
Poet Samuel Hazo joins the River City Brass Quintet for a memorable evening of poetry and music.
Man of La Mancha
The classic musical Man ofLa Mancha features David Cabot as Don Quixote and Tony Marino as Sancho. Tickets: 724 832 7464.
Music for Guitar
Guitarist Matthew Korbanic plays works by J.S. Bach, Andrew York and Robert Maggio as part of Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series.
Music as Inspiration
Manfred Honeck conducts a PSO-commissioned world premiere by Composer of the Year Steven Stucky to mark the 50th anniversary of environmentalist Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring." Violinist Nikolaj Znaider returns in Sibelius' transcendent Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky's Symphony #6 "Pathétique" traverses the full range of human emotion — triumphant successes, heartbreaking personal tragedies, terrifying fears, and tender nostalgia.
Alice Tan Ridley
Since 1992, Alice has been performing in the subway in NYC. Her legendary performances stop people dead in their tracks and rock the station. Her YouTube videos have surpassed 3 million hits, and brought an invitation to America's Got Talent.
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia
The PJO pits the region's best jazz drumming against Philadelphia native Christian McBride in a friendly but spirited rivalry. This concert will feature Pittsburgher Jeff "Tain" Watts as he and McBride both perform their big band compositions and arrangements with the PJO directed by Sean Jones.
Freya String Quartet
Featuring Pittsburgh's Freya String Quartet, artists with Symbiotic Collusion. Great music and discussion in a laid-back atmosphere. Program includes works by Ravel, Philip Glass, and Pittsburgh composer Sean Neukom.
Lawes of Attraction
Break the lawes of love this Valentine's Day season with the enchanting sounds of Paula Fagerberg's Italian triple harp in Harp Consorts by William Lawes. Then, you'll fall in love with baroque music all over again with the quirky Ciacona by Antonio Bertali.
Leonard Capalbo, tenor
Back by popular demand at St. Vincent, Mr. Catalbo sings modern and traditional pieces from the Italian, French and Germanic operas. Lauded for his "liquid and squillante tenor," and "commanding stage presence," Leonard Capalbo has worked closely with opera legend Marilyn Horne.
Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, including what might be its lost second movement, plus Dvorak's Serenade for Winds, and Serenade for Strings.
Dance Works Rotterdam/Andre Gingras
Dance Works Rotterdam/André Gingras, the Netherlands' most explosive modern dance company, performs the US premiere of Anatomica, an unyielding exploration of the danger, beauty and consequences of the human body on display. Anatomica presents a wry commentary on the obsessive culture of "showing off" with its unabashed physicality and Gingras' signature high-octane partnering.