All Events | Starting Monday, March 5, 2012
Cristina Ortiz, piano
Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz has been touring, recording, and teaching internationally for over 25 years. She will play an all-Chopin program including the four Scherzos, and four Ballades.
Chamber Music Concert
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh presents works by Mark O'Connor, Astor Piazzolla, Sergei Prokofiev, and Lev Zhurbin. Classical Revolution presents live traditional and modern chamber music at low or no cost in highly accessible venues, such as cafes and bars. Free admission.
What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop became one of the longest-running shows in Broadway hsitory. Winner of 7 Tonys including Best Musical, cats features 20 songs including "Memory."
Masterworks III: Piano Forte with Biegel and Zwilich
Featuring piano soloist Jeffrey Biegel, André Raphel conducts "Shadows," a co-commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich that reflects the migration of the human spirit. Also scheduled, Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, and Schubert's Symphony #9 (The Great C Major).
Dynamic Women of Dance
Featuring guest choreographers with the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, directed by Greer Reed-Jones.
Previn, Haydn, and Mendelssohnís "Italian"
Former PSO Music Director André Previn (1976-1984) gives the premiere of his own Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn and Tuba featuring three principals from the PSO brass section. The Grammy, Oscar and Kennedy Center Honoree also conducts Haydn's Symphony #102 “Miracle” and Mendelssohn's vibrant “Italian” Symphony.
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Monster in the Hall
Rev your engines for a high-octane, comic joyride. Meet Duck, a sassy 16-year-old whose mom died years ago in a motorcycle crash. Her father, nearly blind from MS, cares more for his vintage bike than he does for maintaining a stable home environment. It's up to Duck to hold her dysfunctional world together. The Guardian praises David Greig’s work as "raucous…delivering comedy, pathos, and romance."
Across the Seas
Walter Morales conducts.
A Night of Beginnings
Guest Conductor Thomas Hong, Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, will lead a concert that features the symphony’s 2012 Young Artist Competition Winner.
Dervish is one of the most respected acts of modern time in world/roots music worldwide. 22 years since first coming together, with four original members still on board, Dervish remains a leading force in traditional Irish music. They've shared stages James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more.
Whiskey Rebellion Concert
The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra presents a re-creation of the music performed during this remarkable period in Western Pennsylvania History. Musicians will appear in period attire and perform on period instruments. Free admission.
Moody Men's Collegiate Choir
The choir, comprised of students from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, sings classical selections, traditional hymn arrangements, and contemporary gospel music, and tours the U.S. twice each year, ministering in various churches.
Pride in Our Youth
The Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra plays Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.
Mark Anderson, organ
Montana native Mark Anderson is the new Director of Music Ministry at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Mr. Anderson arrived from Philadelphia's Presbyterian Church at Chestnut Hill, where he was Organist and Choirmaster for 15 years, as well as Dean of the Philadelphia Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. He studied at Westminster Choir College, Indiana University, and The Eastman School of Music and has performed on the BBC, NPR, and Icelandic State Radio.
Young Winners Recital
Winners to be announced
The WSO Chamber Ensemble players showcase their musical virtuosity with a range of classical selections offered to you in a more intimate setting. This year's concert features familiar classics, and is directed by WSO Chamber Conductor William Galvin.
Raymond Very, tenor
Classical tenor Raymond Very performs songs by Janácek, Schubert, Britten, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and Puccini at the Irving Schiffman Memorial Concert. Free and open to all. A reception follows the concert.
Celtic Woman in Concert
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Venue: Heinz Hall
$110 Single ticket
$220 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
QED Cooks Big Night 6-Course Dinner
When: Monday, May 6, 2013
Venue: D'Imperio's Restaurant, Monroeville
$150 Single ticket
Credit Card Only. Non-refundable.
Big Night Menu:
Crespelle 'Mbusse (Wet Crepes)