All Events | Starting Saturday, October 27, 2012
Halloween Family Concert
Join the JSO for some spooky fun. Kids, wear your costumes for a chance at the best costume prizes.
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.
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.
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."
Pianist Maciej Grzybowski plays Chopin and more.
Cuidado & Sotiri Tsourekis Greek Orchestra
Cuidado is Pittsburgh's most dangerous tango band. Their extensive backgrounds in tango, classical, jazz, and pop music fuse to create a fresh and unique sound. Sotiri Tsourekis and his orchestra have been entertaining audiences with Mediterranean melodies and Grecian grooves for 20 years.
The international percussion sensation Stomp has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
The 1922 silent film Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks in the title role
The 1922 German silent film adaptation of Dracula.
The Trillium Ensemble, a trio of flute, clarinet and piano dedicated to producing concerts that are accessible, intimate and fun, presents a concert titled "Conversations." This program features super-virtuosic music from living composers including Derek Bermel, Adam Silverman and John Adams, and a Radiohead tune orchestrated Christopher O'Riley, the host of NPR's From the Top.
On the heels of Ray Bradbury's death this summer at 91, Prime Stage Theatre gives the regional premiere of Fahrenheit 451 in the author's own stage adaptation directed by Justin Fortunato. In this dystopian future, firemen burn books and hunt down anyone who takes the risk of reading them. Free thought and intellectualism are discouraged; to question authority puts you in danger.
For Us the Living: A Requiem
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of CUMC's Casavant organ, the Chancel Choir will perform "For Us the Living: A Requiem," composed in 2007 by Alfred Fedak, and meant "to serve as a grateful affirmation of the gift of life." The concert also includes a choral work written for the occasion by John Erickson, and organist Justin Wallace such works as Arvo Part's "Annum per annum."
Red Priest - Johann, I'm Only Dancing!
A dynamic presentation of music by the greatest genius of the baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach, performed with this ensemble’s legendary blend of creativity, wit and virtuosity. Surprising juxtapositions of familiar and lesser known works are presented in a mixed garden of delights, inspired by Bach’s own improvisatory zeal. The light-hearted title (stolen from a David Bowie song) reflects the infectious spirit of dance which pervades much of Bach’s music.
Trillium Ensemble presents Conversations
This trio of flute, clarinet, and piano presents two programs exploring the range of dialogue in music, with works by Adam Silverman, Derek Bermel, John Adams, Robert Raines, Richard Rodney Bennett, and Radiohead (arranged by Christopher O'Riley). Saturday, Nov. 3, 2pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland; Sunday, Nov. 4, 2pm, St. Maurice Church, Ardmore Blvd., Forest Hills.
Music Director Matthew Kraemer leads a concert featuring the Joe Negri Trio, and a tribute to Irving Berlin.
Flying Karamazov Brothers
These New Vaudevillians are not your father's wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu wearing performers. They'll display their ambidextrous and alliterative talents, and juggle challenging objects brought by audience members. For all audiences.
Mozart's Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni's (M. Todd Simpson) lady-killing ways catch up to him in the form of a statue that he invites to dinner. But life in the fast lane isn't easy, even for a man who claims over 2000 romantic conquests. In the end, Don Giovanni is undone by his own web of deception. Cast includes Caitlin Lynch, Jennifer Holloway, Sari Gruber, and Wayne Tigges. Antony Walker conducts.
42nd Annual Jazz Seminar Concert
Particpants include Randy Brecker, trumpet; George Cables, piano; Winard Harper, drums; Javon Jackson, tenor saxophone; Abraham Laboriel, bass; Yotam Silberstein, guitar; Lew Soloff, trumpet, and Bobby Watson, alto saxophone, performing under the direction of Nathan Davis.
$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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