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Rebel - Hark the Bright Seraphim!
A majestic, highly-virtuosic program of vocal and instrumental music by four quintessential composers: J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi, which perfectly blends Sherezade Panthaki's effervescent soprano and the clarion sound of John Thiessen's natural trumpet, with REBEL's signature incisiveness.
The music of The Travellers creates the perfect blend of modern music and traditional western Chinese folk music. Combining the ancient people's special Dombra (traditional Mongolian instrument), the Matouqin (two-string horse head fiddle), the shaman drum, the African drum, the Hoomei. By mixing the Chinese Long Song form together with modern music and chanting, you can feel their passion towards nature and life.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of George Vosburgh and Thomas Thompson, the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble will perform Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs, a bright and upbeat march, as well as Strauss' lyrical Serenade for Winds, among others. Free admission.
The court jester Rigoletto (Mark Delavan) loves his daughter Gilda (Lyubov Petrova) nearly as much as he hates the Duke of Mantua (Michael W. Lee). The Duke steals Gilda's honor, and the jester must continue to joke, even as he plans revenge. Rigoletto sometimes takes a joke too far for the comfort of his audience. But, this being opera, Rigoletto is met not by boos, but by a curse, when one of his jokes gets a little too personal. Antony Walker conducts.
Music Director Matthew Kraemer begins the orchestra's 64th season with such familiar classics as Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.
Opera Orchestra Artists in Recital
Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra violinist Dawn Posey, violin, and harpist Nuiko Wadden perform an arrangement of J.S. Bach's Lute Suite #1, Saint-Saens' Fantasie for violin and harp, Ricardo Lorenz'sJaromiluna, and Henriette Renie's Trio for Harp, Violin, and Cello with cellist Katya Janpoladyan of the Freya String Quartet.
Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra
Under the direction of Ronald Zollman, the Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra will perform an all-Beethoven program including the Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus and Symphonies #8 & #4.
Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir
Robert Page conducts.
Jeffrey Toobin is the preeminent writer about the current Supreme Court. He appears with his anticipated new book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs. The Supreme Court. Toobin claims, “The battle between a conservative court and a liberal president will be one of the central behind-the-scenes dramas of the Obama years.”
Honeck Presents Mozart's Requiem
Actor John Lithgow narrates this work with readings form Mozart's letters to his father in this realization created by Manfred Honeck. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and Honeck leads the PSO premiere of ABBA-MA by Herbert Willi.
Yeomen of the Guard
The Savoyards' 74th season begins with Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard." Set in the Tower of London...A Gallant Prisoner, Jester and Jailers...Love and Woe...A magnificent score. Musical Director Guy Russo, Stage Director Charles Penick.
Maple and Vine
A provocative '50s fantasy by Jordan Harrison. Burned out by their hectic, Manhattan lifestyles, Katha and Ryu move to Maple and Vine, a corner of the world where the milkman still makes daily deliveries and the housewives' smiles are as sweet as their homemade apple pies. This is 1955—perpetually. Reenacting the era with startling authenticity, the community gives up their smart phones for switchboards. But when their civil liberties are in question, what will they sacrifice for happiness?
Bizet: Carmen Suite #1; Handel: Organ Concerto Opus 4 #1; Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony (Nicholas Will, organ. Mr. Will is the Music Director and organist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Carnegie, PA)
As the patron god of music and poetry, Apollo was the leader of the Muses and director of their choir. Artistic Director Rebecca Rollett commissioned playwright Patrick Shaw to develop an original drama which asks the question, “Can music be the key to healing the fatal flaw in the artist?” The Pittsburgh Camerata will take on the role of the Greek chorus for this drama within a choral concert.
Midnight Radio, Jr.
In 2011, Bricolage launched its first-ever, family-friendly episode of Midnight Radio, and it was so successful that it's becoming a permanent part of the sesaon. Kids aged 6-12 will enjoy an unique combination of storytelling, music, and live sound effects.
Istvan Jaray conducts Danzon #2 by Arturo Marquez, Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto #2 featuring the Romanian-born violinist Lenuta Ciulei, and Mahler's Symphony #1 "The Titan."
Say, Darlin' Say
The spirited folk music of our Appalachian region gets the Chatham Baroque treatment! Acclaimed folk musicians Mark Tamsula (banjo, fiddle) and Ellen Gozion (vocals, banjo) join the group to explore the influential musical traditions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Time Remembered/Time Forgotten
Thomas Douglas conducts the Pittsburgh premiere of Robert S. Cohen's Alzheimer's Stories, a touching oratorio which captures the memories of families, friends and individuals affected by the disease. The choir also sings Howard Hanson's Song of Democracy,with text by Walt Whitman, and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise.
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank-you gift of 1 orchestra level ticket to the concert. WQED Presents "Best Seats" Deadline: Monday, June 30 , 2014. For tickets to this concert, you can also call the WQED Presents Hotline (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm) at 412-622-1382. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable. Guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his virtuosity to the intimate Byham Theatre September 23rd. Performing live for his fans is extremely important to Tommy: he has demonstrated this by playing close to or over 300 concerts every year for the last seven years! Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy. Tommy has set aside excellent seats for WQED supporters.
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Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule
Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule
Date: September 24, 2014
Venue: Byham Theatre
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Single- $75 Donation
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable