All Events | Starting Friday, October 19, 2012
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.
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.
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
NPR's From the Top
A live taping of one of the most popular classical music programs on public radio. Celebrate the dedication, performances and personal stories of the nation's outstanding young classical musicians, including Sophia Lee, a 13-year old harpist from Wexford, PA. Sophia attends Carson Middle School, studies with Gretchen Van Hoesen, and plays in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. Sophia is also a black belt in tae kwon do and winner of the Carnegie Science Award. "From the Top" is co-sponsored by Seton Hill University.
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.
Major Winners Recital
Misook Yun, soprano, Alice Wang, clarinet, Sophia van der Westhuizen, piano; John DiCesare, tuba. A "Meet the Artists" reception follows.
Jeffrey Eugenides has a “perverse love” for his hometown Detroit, which he says exemplifies the highs and lows of American history. A Pulitzer Prize winner for Middlesex, Eugenides has created a “deeply humane and eloquently constructed” third novel, The Marriage Plot, a love triangle full of intellectual angst.
Jerusalem String Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in Bb major, K. 589 "Prussian"; Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet #1 in C major, Op. 49; Borodin: Quartet #2 in D major.
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
This exhibit, curated by the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and co-sponsored in Pittsburgh by the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, explores the issues surrounding the 1936 Olympic Games, including the Nazis' use of propaganda, the intense boycott debatge, history of the torch run, and the historic performance of Jesse Owens.