All Events | Starting Friday, July 27, 2012
Legend of Zelda
“The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses” is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete 4 movement symphony, showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo.
La Belle Époque Cabaret (SOLD OUT)
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. An evening evoking a bawdy Parisian cabaret from La Belle Époque [The Beautiful Era]. The Pittsburgh Song Collaborative performs period French songs (translated or with subtitles) once sung by Yvette Guilbert, Aristide Bruant, and others. Emcee Rob Frankenberry weaves together musical selections, comedic monologues, and satirical skits. Projected images of artwork emphasize the role that café culture played for Impressionist artists. Performers include Benjamin Binder, piano; Rob Frankenberry, tenor and piano; Liza Forrester, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor.
PNME Concert 04
Kevin Noe conducts a program featuring To the Earth by Frederic Rzewski, Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen, 4'33" by John Cage, and Idyll for the Misbegotten by George Crumb.
Max Fedore: The Sondheim Concert
Richland Senior High School student Max Fedore sings Stephen Sondheim songs with UPJ sophomore Emily Felton, accompanied by Dan Philbin, piano; Nathan Santos, bass; and Michael Bodolosky, drums.
Timeless is a juried exhibition proposing there is no time limit to the life of a vision. AAP members will exhibit works that had been completed at anytime in their career, including those exhibited previously. Artists were encouraged to submit work that reflects their past and an example of the continuing creative strength of the Associated Artists. Juror: Amanda Donnan, Carnegie Museum of Art
Adam Brakel, organ
Adam Brakel of St. Michael the Archangel Church, St. Petersburg, FL. Freewill offerings accepted.
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh share high-quality chamber music with the greater Pittsburgh community. Music is their passion and they strive to make it accessible to their community. Peggy Greb, flute; Laura Gershman, oboe; Alex K. Jones, clarinet; Barbara Folb, horn; and Steven M. Ehrin, bassoon. Free admission.
The Addams Family
This magnificently macabre new musical comedy, based on the characters by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks.
Somewhere between truth and fiction, reality and simulation, STRATA is an immersive urban adventure. Arrive at a secret destination, make contact with your Agent, and embark on a private rite of passage where the choices you make determine your destiny.
Jazz Dance World Festival
Point Park University co-presents a 4-night international festival featuring a variety of dance companies including co-presenter and host Giordano Dance Chicago, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in Dwight Rhoden's 2012 Chromatic, Philadanco, the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Del Domingues & Laura Flores, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Point Park Conservatory Dance Company, Koresh Dance Company, and Masashi Action Machine. Follow link for details.
Richmond Barthé: His Life in Art
Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, Richmond Barthé: His Life in Art encompasses a collection of thirty sculptures by artist Richmond Barthé. The first modern African American sculptor to garner substantial critical success worldwide, Barthé created classically influenced bronze sculptures innovatively featuring African American and African subjects.
Pittsburgh Opera hosts a piano sale of new and used Kawai, Baldwin, Yamaha, Mason & Hamlin, and other makes at significant discounts. By appointment only August 2-4. Open to the public on Sunday, August 5, noon - 5:00 PM.
The Golden Dragon
A beautiful giant cricket is exploited by an ant, stewardesses 30,000 feet in the air speak to boat people in the Atlantic, a tooth lands in a bowl of soup, and a dead boy is carried thousands of miles home on a river. Wielding a dreamlike kaleidoscope, making and remaking connections that span the globe, playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig tells The Golden Dragon's tragicomic tale of globalization. It's set in your local takeout, wherever it and whomever you might be. Karla Boos directs.
Chekhov Celebration: Ivanov
Tom Stoppard's new translation directed by Andrew S. Paul in its US Premiere. A sort of comic Hamlet, Ivanov is overcome with inertia and self-disgust. His wife is dying and he feels nothing. He is drowning in debt and despair, and he does nothing. Is it him? Is it Russia? Ivanov was the twenty-seven-year-old Chekhov's shot at dispatching the 'superfluous man' of Russian literature, and in surrounding him with a brilliantly drawn set of provincial types he created some of the finest comedy he had ever written.
For the 2012 election season, John Moran introduces “American Idols,” a new installation of busts of all 43 U.S. presidents. This marks the first occasion that all the busts will appear together, in one location. Moran constructs his strange busts and their quirky, somewhat childlike, and absurd appearances by meshing sculpted glass heads with an array of other materials. Their clothing is laden with images and words strewn together in a seemingly haphazard manner, which begins to create an obscure narrative of their lives.
Flood City Music Festival
Featured performers include Dr. John, the Del McCoury Band, the Smithereens, and festival favorites Black Coffee, Eilen Jewell, Los Straitjackets, and Tab Benoit.
Carlisle Floyd's Susannah
Set in New Hope Valley, Tennessee, the story centers on an attractive but innocent girl of 19, who is falsely accused of "loose" behavior. Floyd's 1955 opera is a direct response to the anti-communist witch hunts, yet is also informed by his experiences growing up in rural South Carolina as the son of a Methodist preacher, and many of its themes — hypocrisy, mistrust and misunderstanding — remain all too relevant today. Patrick Brannan directs. Walter Morales conducts the Undercroft Orchestra.
First Fridays: The Bobs
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that's The Bobs. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules of vocal music for over 25 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin's Passionkirche.