All Events | Starting Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Parade of American Music
Works by Shirley Barasch, Arthur Hellman, Sheila Bridges, Janet Stivanson, and George Pearsall. Free. A reception follows the program.
Edgewood Chamber Concerts opens its inaugural season featuring klezmer and gypsy inspired works by Osvaldo Golijov and Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin in the beautiful CC Mellor Library Community House "Living Room" in Edgewood. Seating is limited to 75 people.
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company become breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
AquiTango plays the traditional tango as opposed to "tango moderno" or avant-garde style created by Piazzolla which uses jazz idioms and other abstract forms. Few embodied the soul of the older style, often referred to as the "romantic tango," as much as Carlos Gardel whose "Por Una Cabeza" was featured in the films "Scent of a Woman" and "Schindler's List". Free admission.
A Great and Mighty Voice
OvreArts presents a free community concert featuring all-new works composed especially for the occasion for chamber singers, small ensemble, and special guests -- The Three Rivers Ringers. A wine and snacks reception follows the concert.
Classical Mystery Tour
Classical Mystery Tour returns with a special tribute to the Beatles' acclaimed album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – the first rock album to win the 'Album of the Year' Grammy. Hear favorite Beatles hits presented by a group that looks, sounds and plays just like John, Paul, George and Ringo. Fawzi Haimor conducts Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The Nordic Sound: Denmark
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Kuhlau, Gade, Nielsen, and Langgaard in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia,
Brass Fanfares, Folk Music, and Martin Chalifour Plays Bruch
Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Bruch's lyrical Violin Concerto #1, a true showpiece for the master violinist. This concert begins with the rousing Tenfold by Higdon, includes Mendelssohn's Symphony #5, and ends with Bartok's fiery The Miraculous Mandarin suite. André Raphel conducts.
Alia Musica performs five finalist pieces selected from the 2012 PNME/Alia Musica Call for Scores.
Hoodlebug Brass Quintet
The HoodleBug Brass is the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and performs regularly in western Pennsylvania. Their first CD, entitled "Brass Fac's," was released in March 2004. The quintet performs works of all styles, from the Baroque to contemporary, pop and jazz.
Your Art Needs You
An exhibition of more than 150 diverse pieces from the permanent collection – still life, landscape, sculpture, etc. – in need of conservation. The goal is to show how artworks are affected by sunlight, temperature, humidity, and so on, nd how we all can help preserve them.
Campbell Brothers' Sacred Steel
The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with steel guitar and vocal from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over 60 years it has been a vital, if little known, American tradition. Secular audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Symphony Space have come to discover a performance both devoted and rocking.
Black Orchid String Trio
The Black Orchid String Trio, a Pittsburgh based ensemble featuring Jennifer Sternick (violin) Amber Rogers (viola) and Rachel Smith (cello), will perform works by Alfred Schnittke, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Hovhaness, Judith Weir, Lou Harrison, and more. Free admission.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque
The Baroque Ensemble will be performing works by Bach, Handel, Graupner, and faculty member Nancy Galbraith. Faculty members Stephen Schultz (Electric Baroque Flute) and Luz Manriquez (piano) will give the world premiere of Galbraith's Effervescent Air. Daniel Nesta Curtis will guest conduct the Galbraith premiere.
Chamber Music Explosion workshop
Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Roy Sonne and the Freya String Quartet present a Chamber Music Explosion workshop for adult amateurs and advanced students. Refresh and reinforce basic techniques,explore elements of ensemble playing, meet new friends and chamber music partners, and enjoy an exciting performance by FSQ.
Duets: Music for Two Pianos
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series presents pianists Ashlee Mack and Katie Palumbo in 20th and 21st century works by Barber, Bowles, Debussy, and James Romig (world premiere).
Joan Lippincott, organ
Joan Lippincott has recorded extensively and concertized throughout the world, earning the reputation as one of the most acclaimed organ virtuosos of her time. Hailed for her 'dazzling solidity and simplicity' (Boston Globe) and 'first class' recitals (Los Angeles Times), she also has been praised by the New York Times for her 'irresistible' sense of rhythm. Co-presented with the Organ Artists Series.
Music on the Edge: Sequitur
New York's critically acclaimed contemporary music group performs Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Amy Williams' Cineshape 5, Mathew Rosenblum's Maggies, Eric Moe's Strenuous Pleasures, and Variations on a Summer's Day by Harold Meltzer.
Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade and wrote her novel, The Tiger’s Wife, at age 25. It was selected by The New York Times as one of the five best novels of 2011. Obreht brings her considerable talent to the Lectures in a talk about her first book that has established her as one of the most vibrant and original writers of our time.