All Events | Starting Sunday, July 29, 2012
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.
Adam Brakel, organ
Adam Brakel of St. Michael the Archangel Church, St. Petersburg, FL. Freewill offerings accepted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen Barr, organ
Karen Barr of John Knox Presbyterian Church, Youngstown, OH. Freewill offerings accepted.
Cincopation Woodwind Quintet
cin•co•pa•tion (sin' kə pa’ shən) n. 1. five extraordinary musical players gathered together to share extraordinary woodwind music with an extraordinary audience 2. shifted accents in a musical composition, passage or rhythmic pattern, misspelled. Free admission
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable ONLY 150 AVAILABLE
Date: March 15, 2015
Venue: Kovalchick Convention Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Single- $125 Donation
International Irish singing sensation and PBS live-concert phenonmenon, Celtic Woman, announces their Tenth Anniversary Tour!
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
Pittsburgh Rockin Reunion
Pittsburgh Rockin' Reunion, $100 Single Ticket, Saturday, April 4, 2015, 4:00pm or 8:00pm, Benedum Center. Credit Card only, non-refundable Lou Christie, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, Chuck Blasco's Vogues, Donnie Iris, The Marcels, Jimmy Ross and the Jaggerz. M.C. Mike Frazer House Band
Moody Blues $125 single ticket, Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30pm, Heinz Hall Credit card only, non-refundable