All Events | Starting Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sean Murphy, saxophone
The Harmony Museum presents Sean Murphy in the premiere of Ruby Fulton's "Famous Broken Line," commissioned by Murphy and Harmony Museum; the work reflects the Harmonist interest in alchemy. Murphy will also play "Sonata for Alto Saxophone" by Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) with pianist Michelle Bitler; "Tre Pezzi" for solo soprano sax by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988); and, with Bitler, the premiere of "Addi[c]tives" for alto saxophone and piano by Pittsburgh's Stephen Barr.
Nathan Carterette, organ
Nathan Carterette of the Church of the Redeemer, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-energy original music in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Appealing to a diverse audience across age groups and musical interests sets Cello Fury apart from your average rock band. Free admission.
Mendelssohn Choir Auditions
Auditions for all voice parts. Contact MaryColleen Seip -- 724 263-5259, or see the website.
The People United Will Never Be Defeated
A PNME Special. Pianist Bobby Mitchell performs Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated.
Founded in 2011 by former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Alan Obuzor, Texture is comprised of classically-trained professional ballet dancers who have danced and trained at some of America's top ballet companies and schools. Dancers are brought together on a project basis to create and present predominantly contemporary and neo-classical work.
Nicholas Capozzoli, organ
Nicholas Capozzoli from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music plays a 30 minute recital on Westminster's Austin organ.
Chekhov Celebration: Three Sisters
Three Sisters poignantly conveys the lives, struggles, loves, and secret desires of sisters Masha, Olga, and Irina and their somewhat ineffectual brother Andrei. Set in a mythological provincial town in late 19th century Russia, we see their lives unfold before our eyes. Translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Harriet Power.
Humor in Craft
Highly ironic, sarcastic and just plain amusing artworks by 32 artists. Everything can be made fun of and why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes and the politicians? Hardly any topic is off-limits for the artists in this exhibition.
PNME Concert 03
Kevin Noe conducts a program featuring guest soloist Timothy Jones, bass-baritone. The Anvil Chorus by David Lang, Quicksiler by Randall Woolf, Triple Crown by David Stock, Silence Must Be by Thierry de Mey, The Life of Birds by Mason Bates, Klingende Buchstaben by Alfred Schnittke, and Silences by Jeffrey Nytch.
Big Band Jazz Concert
In its 8th season, the North Suburban Symphonic Band is a classic "big band" performing arrangements from The Stan Kenton Orchestra, big band charts of well-known George Gershwin melodies, and music by Pittsburgh's own Ray DeFade, among others, with vocals by Tony Venneri and Jessie Wills.
Cuban Music and Art Festival
Founder, captain, and conductor Robert Boudreau leads the AWSO in a free concert of Cuban music aboard the Point Counterpoint II, designed by architect Louis Kahn. Cuban art will be on display in the gallery below deck. The concert will feature Leo Brouwer's Cancion de Gesta, composed as a gift for the AWSO by Cuba's Leo Brouwer.
Freya String Quartet
Beulah Presbyterian Church presents The Freya Quartet String Quartet a professional ensemble dedicated to a wide range of repertoire spanning from Vivaldi to Glass, and Cole Porter to Radiohead.