All Events | Starting Monday, April 16, 2012
Jason Mooney, cello
Classical QED 89.3 intern Jason Mooney gives his senior recital of cello works by Bach, Beethoven, Frescobaldi, and Shostakovich with pianist Rodrigo Ojeda. Free.
Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra & Wind Ensemble
Ronald Zollman conducts Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Winds featuring soloists Cynthia DeAlmeida, Michael Rusinek, Nancy Goeres, and William Caballero; and additional music TBA.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Dr. Givings marvels at the effect a new electric invention has on patients suffering from “female hysteria,” while in the adjoining room, his own wife yearns for what is missing in their marriage. Pulitzer prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated hit has generated a buzz of excitement from East Coast to West. Alan Stanford directs a cast featuring Lissa Brennan, Jessica Frances Dukes, Brad Heberlee, Melinda Helfrich, Megan McDermott, Denver Milord and Philip Winters.
Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham
Showcasing the diverse and impressive talents of the Conservatory dance students, this performance features an exciting array of dance legends and styles. Featured works by Martha Graham, Ohad Naharin, Ann Reinking, and Val Caniparoli have influenced the dance world's past and inspire its future.
The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee presents a free recital by Hector Olivera, “One of the most gifted artists now before the public.” -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity…Olivera is in a class by himself.” -- Atlanta Journal. A fundraising dinner precedes the recital, dinner reservations required at (724) 349-1996.
Emma Steele, violin
Emma Steele, concertmaster of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and finalist in the 2010 Sibelius International Violin Competition, gives her senior recital. Emma played on NPR's "From the Top" in 2002, and a few years later on PBS' "From the Top at Carnegie Hall" TV series as a member of the Ridere String Quartet.
Music of Bach, Brahms, Rossini, and Schumann performed by Paula Tuttle, cello; Eva Ostrakovna, soprano; Yeeha Chiu, piano; and Mark Sutton, violin. Free admission.
Four Bitchin' Babes: Diva Nation
With their whimsical, hip, and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these hysterically funny and multi-talented musicians let loose on how the new millennium has, in some cases literally, changed the face of The Diva! Let your sense of humor be your ticket to a magical place where chocolate is a vegetable, wine is in the food pyramid, shopping for shoes is medicinal, and a girl can safely admit that she wears 100% cotton underneath it all!
Romance of Classical Music
American-born but Parisian-raised pianist Nicholas Angelich debuted last season with the Royal Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. This medalist at the Casadesus and Bachauer competitions plays Brahms' Piano Concerto #2, which is essentially a symphony in disguise. Conductor Gianadrea Noseda conducts excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet on the first half of the concert.
Moses G. Hogan/Glenn E. Burleigh Choral Festival
The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir in conjunction with CCAC, will draw choral music educators, performers, choral scholars, and fans from across the USA. The Festival opens with a concert by The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir & Ensemble and Penn State's "Essence of Joy Alumni Singers." Saturday will feature Massed Choir rehearsals, and a panel of national and international composers, educators and scholars including H.T. Burleigh Specialist Jean Snyder, LaVonne Burleigh, and composer Raymond Wise.
Pops III: Blues in G Minor
Canadian vocalist and actress Shakura S'Aida was a hit at the 2010 Heritage Music Blues Fest in Wheeling. S’Aida will appeal to blues enthusiasts and symphony-goers alike performing a blues-oriented program with orchestra.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Enjoy the glamour of the Jazz Age in A Gershwin Fantasy, plus the PBT classic Hungry Heart, set to the music of Bruce Springsteen - all in the intimate Richard Rauh Theater.
Over the Rainbow SingAlong Benefit
Inspired by the magic of Oz, "Over the Rainbow" is a singalong, dinner, and auction benefit for the Oakland Girls Choir and the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts. QED's Anna Singer will lead a sing-along of selections from musicals inspired by Oz. The Oakland Girls Choirs will perform and there will be a buffet; live, silent, and dessert auctions; children's activities, and more.
Pitt Men's Glee Club
Directed by Richard Teaster, the club returns from its tour of the Chicago area to perform works by Hassler, Lotti, Rachmaninoff, Lennon/McCartney, Billy Joel, and Van Morrison.
Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Audition Winners
Tenor Joseph Gaines performs with retired PSO pianist Patricia Prattis Jennings, and pianist Kimberly Kong performs solo.
NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson
A tribute to 83-year-old master saxophonist, composer, and arranger Benny Golson with the August Wilson Center Jazz Orchestra, directed by Sean Jones.
Chris Norman & David Greenberg: North American Tapestry
Pittsburgh favorites Chris Norman and David Greenberg return with a constellation of Celtic and North American folk music as well as some Baroque tunes. These stars of pipe and fiddle shine again at Synod Hall.
Old and New Worlds
Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong leads Respighi's Ancient Airs & Dances Suite #1, Mendelssohn's Symphony #4 "Italian," and features percussionist Lisa Pegher in the Marimba Concerto by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.
Two Guitars: Joe Negri and Eric Suseoff
Pittsburgh icon and legendary jazz musician Joe Negri joins forces with world-renowned Eric Suseoff for a memorable concert. Pre-concert at 2:30 featrues "Broken Fences" with Morgan Erina and Guy Russo. Free admission.
The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein
Composer, conductor, pianist and teacher Leonard Bernstein was one of the most influential and transformational musicians of the 20th century. Celebrate his legacy with music from the Broadway stage to the concert hall. This concert also features members of SHU's Youth Honors Band and Jazz Ensemble.