All Events | Starting Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins"is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!" --Variety
St. Olaf Orchestra
Called "one of the best college orchestras in the nation" by TIME magazine, the St. Olaf Orchestra is known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. This national tour includes repertoire such as Smetana's Dance of the Comedians, Fete from the Nocturnes by Debussy, “Danzón No. 2 by Marquez, Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas, Valse Triste by Sibelius, and Ravel's “Suite #2” from Daphnis and Chloe.
Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble
The Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble, directed by James Ferla, will perform a wide variety of works, including Rodrgio's Concierto de Aranjuez, a staple in the classical guitar repertoire and songs like Spencer Williams' I Found a New Baby, among others.
Winner of 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Scheming partners Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom think they know the sure-fire way to make money on Broadway: fund a flop on the cheap and make off with the extra cash. No journey down the Great White Way would be complete without kitschy dance numbers, romantic interludes and over-the-top personalities; Mel Brooks delivers all of this, with a strong dose of humor. Directed and choreographed by Tomé Cousin.
Romantic Giants: Schubert and Schumann
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Sha Wang in masterworks by Schubert and Schumann
Ravel, Franck, and Orli Shaham Playing Gershwin
A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, pianist Orli Shaham performs Gershwin's Concerto in F, featured in the movie classic An American in Paris. André Raphel also conducts Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, and Franck's Symphony in D Minor.
The stones began to cry, the Spanish say, when poet Federico Garcia Lorca died at the hands of Franco's fascists. “Ainadamar,” the supposed site of that murder, means “fountain of tears” in Arabic. This is a dream of a chamber opera, a Deep Song containing the cry of the flamenco singer, the pounding of horses' hooves, and floating above them, Margarita Xirgu, the great Catalan tragedian and Lorca's muse, left to sing his song and bequeath his freedom. Composed by Osvaldo Golijov; libretto by David Henry Hwang; Music direction by Andres Cladera; video by Joe Seamans; stage direction by Karla Boos.
Manfred Honeck conducts Mahler's sublime Symphony #2 with two vocal soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir, a programmatic work that proclaims the composer's belief in life after death. Hear this work, which the PSO takes on its 2012 European tour.
Rzewski – piano. Concert II
Johanna Ballou performs De Profundis, along with other pieces from the modern solo piano repertory.
Akram Khan Company "Vertical Road"
British-born Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan is celebrated internationally for the vitality he brings to intercultural dance expressions. Khan’s stunning full-length work Vertical Road is a rare feast for the senses—design, lighting, music and dancer combine in a rich glow of art.
Pittsburgh Piano Trio
The trio plays a concert to benefit the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra's Instrument Fund.
Handel: Organ Concerto Opus 4 #1; Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony (Nicholas Will, organ)
Chatham Choir Cabaret Benefit Concert
The Chatham Choir presents is annual benefit Cabaret.
Mahler and more
Featuring Roy Sonne, violin, and music of Mahler with soprano Kelly Lynch.
Magician Bradley Fields
Bradley Fields' internationally renowned performance Out of Thin Air! blends medieval theatrics, clever comedy and mind-boggling magic. An expert at timing and slight-of-hand, Fields is considered among the top magicians in the entertainment world. Drawing from the days of jesters and traveling bards, the show traverses Coney Island's Dreamland and the mystical Himalayas.
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble
Linda Morgan-Ellison, piano
Pianist Linbda Morgan Ellison plays works by Haydn, Liszt, Schubert and Debussy.
Featuring the East Allegheny High School Orchestra
Major Winners Recital
Misook Yun, soprano, Alice Wang, clarinet, Sophia van der Westhuizen, piano; John DiCesare, tuba. A "Meet the Artists" reception follows.
Budapest on the Bluff: Purely Piano
Franz Liszt was the rock star pianist of the 19th-century who invented the solo "recital" and wrote an immense amount of piano music to challenge future generations. His charisma, sense of drama, and big heart are celebrated in this program performed by three of his pianistic descendants: David Allen Wehr, Natasha Snitkovsky, and Barbara Nissman -- rounded out with rarities by Schubert and Brahms and with Bartók's seminal Allegro barbaro, reflecting the primitivism found in the art of Picasso.