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All Events | Starting Sunday, October 21, 2012

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.

Major Winners Recital
Misook Yun, soprano, Alice Wang, clarinet, Sophia van der Westhuizen, piano; John DiCesare, tuba. A "Meet the Artists" reception follows.

Afternoon Matinee
Featuring the East Allegheny High School Orchestra

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.

Jeffrey Eugenides
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.

A Grand Night for Singing
Broadway's tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein is truly A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical showcases Richard Rodgers' timeless music and the incomparable lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. It will take you on a romantic musical journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and finally, the power of enduring love.

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.

Midnight Radio: Pittsburgh Ghost Stories
For Halloween, Midnight Radio presents an episode about Pittsburgh's rich history of hauntings and ghost stories.

Silk SCREAM Horror Film
Silk Screen features showing of an internationally recognized Asian Horror film: "Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings," directed by Jade Castro, and a surprise indie hit in the Philippines and on the festival circuit. Small-town boy Remington (Mart Escudero) persistently teases everyone that appears to be gay to him. As a consequence, Remington is the target of an unusual curse: when he is grown he too shall be gay.

5k Run & Fun Walk
Persad Center, the regions only counseling center specifically created to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, will hold its first ever 5k Run & Fun Walk. Proceeds will let Persad continue protecting LGBT youth from bullying, discrimination, and abuse; providing counseling and creating safe & welcoming spaces for LGBT youth and their peers; and, working to bring homeless teens off the streets and of danger.

Once Upon a Dream
The Pgh. Philharmonic's Storybook Season begins with a narrated concert featuring Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, selections from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, and selections from Disney favorites such as The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas sung by Butler's own Becki Toth. Kids are invited to dress up as their favorite prince or princess. Edward Leonard conducts.

Pittsburgh Philharmonic - Once Upon a Dream
Bring your little princess dressed in her best princess attire to hear orchestral music for all your favorite princesses including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Ravel's Beauty and the Beast, and other fairy-tale classics. Don't miss a visit by Ariel and Pocahontas to sing for you.

The PBT Orchestra plays Adolphe Adam's score. The ballet tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who is betrayed by her lover and dies of a broken heart. Giselle rises from the dead for vengeance, but in the end protects her sorrowful lover from the deadly Willis – evil spirits who haunt the forest in the night.

Halloween Mayhem Familytime
Mr. McFeely -- "Speedy Delivery" from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- will come to lead the costume parade, pose for photos, and autograph pictures at this free event.

Halloween Family Concert
Join the JSO for some spooky fun. Kids, wear your costumes for a chance at the best costume prizes.

Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After
This major mid-career retrospective of paintings, photographs and sculpture by New York artist Deborah Kass features approximately 75 works, showcasing Kass' achievements over the course three decades including her recent series, "feel good paintings for feel bad times." Using nostalgia in a new way, these works incorporate lyrics borrowed from The Great American Songbook and some of the greatest hits of post war American painting.

Kenneth Burky, piano
Pianist Kenneth Burky plays solo works:  Haydn's Sonata #50in C major, Brahms's 3 Intermezzi, Op.117; and Debussy's Images, Book 1. He'll also be joined by his former student, Anoush Tchakarian in Russian music: Stravinsky's Sonata for 2 pianos (Pgh. Premiere); Khachaturian's Suite for 2 Pianos (US premiere); and the Armenian Rhapsody for 2 pianos by Arutiunian and Babadjanian.

Piano Recital
Pianist Maciej Grzybowski plays Chopin and more.

The Nordic Sound: Music by Sibelius, Nielsen, et. al.
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series presents violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Walter Morales in works by Scandinavian composers in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia."