All Events | Starting Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; Canteloube: Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René for Wind Quintet; Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452. This Winds + Piano program will feature such renowned artists as Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), David Shifrin (clarinet), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), and Butler, PA's William Purvis (horn).
One Singular Sensation
This tribute to beloved Principal Pops Conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch features Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel, triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, asa well as Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein and Kevin Cole, among others. The PSO will be led by acclaimed conductor J. Ernest Green in an evening of Hamlisch's Tony, Oscar, Pulitzer, Grammy and Emmy-winning works.
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
From seductive young lovers to reluctant Facebook friends, Annabelle and Jeff have 10 years of marriage under their belts when they encounter the question all married couples face – “Where would we be without Pinot Noir?” This 75-minute tour de force directed by Van Kaplan takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start.
Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
The PYCO will perform selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and works by Corelli and Saint-Saens. Two winners of the PYCO concerto competition will be featured: North Allegheny Senior High's Kavita Shankar and Carson Middle School's Kennedy Urban.
"...and on this day..."
Playing off the date of this concert, composers wrote new music inspired by events that occured on a January 31st. Composers include OvreArts founders Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, as well as Erberk Eryilmaz, Chris Massa, Emily Jackson and Ryan McMasters. Original choreography by Texture Contemporary Ballet and Chelsea Zimmer will be featured, as well as a special appearance by WQED's own Rick Sebak. Classical QED's Ted Sohier hosts.
Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz, directed by Kim Martin. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
John Gabriel Borkman
Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs his wife and former mistress – who happens to be her sister - are in for a dark and stormy night. A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen's penultimate play shows how unbridled lust for money and power can make you crazy. Translation: Michael Meyer. Starring Robin Walsh and Bridget Connors. Directed by Martin Giles.
Ten Solo and Collaborative Exhibits
Ten separate exhibits of selected tri-state artists represent a cross-section of today's best emerging and established region contemporary artists. The collaborative artists are: David Bernabo and Emily Walley; Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino; Eli Blasko, Eric Charlton and Ian F. Thomas. The solo artists are: Stephen Chalmers, Jonathan Chamberlain, Lizzy DeVita, William McAllister, David Montano, Lenore D. Thomas, and Kara Ruth Snyder.
Soap Opera is an evening-length mashup of original contemporary dance with opera classics and live performances by Pittsburgh Opera resident artist Nicole Rodin. Soap Opera tells a Scheherazade-inspired tale of a talented musical couple as she prepares herself and her husband for his expected death, holding witness through the stories and adventures before embracing his inevitable departure.
Grand Halle Performance Series
Seven talented vocalists from Richland High School will perform "The Love of Broadway." The program includes selections from Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, Guys and Dolls, and Finian's Rainbow. Seating is limited. 814 536-7986
Shen Yun Returns
Discover the culture of classical China, brought to life through dance and all-original orchestrations. Magnificently costumed dancers move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization.
Pittsburgh Gospel Choir
Shout for joy as the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir welcomes Black History Month. The Choir is a multi-age, multi-ethnic musical ensemble whose concerts are designed to uplift, edify, and entertain audiences through Gospel music and other sacred choral repertoire. Under the direction of Dr. Herbert Jones, the choir will fill the sanctuary with the stirring sounds of soulful song.
Trillium Ensemble - Echoes
The Trillium Ensemble (flute, clarinet & piano) welcomes Pittsburgh Opera violinist Dawn Posey for a music program featuring "Eleven Echoes of Autumn" by George Crumb and trios by Aram Khachaturian, Bohuslav Martinu, and local composer Federico Garcia, as well as John Adams' "Gnarly Buttons."
This concert includes African-American composer George Walker's Lyric for Strings, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Beethoven's Symphony #6, "Pastoral."
Duets: Music for Viola and Piano
Chatham's Chamber Music Series presents Pittsburgh Symphony violist Erina Goldwasser and pianist Gerald Lee in the Viola Sonata by Shostakovich, Ravel's Piece en Forme de Habanera, and other works by Glinka and Liszt.
Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts a dance-inspired program featuring the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten, Symphony #2 for Strings and Trumpet by Honegger, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, and Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite 3, by Respighi.
Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks
Rebecca Skloot and David “Sonny” Lacks appear with the unforgettable story of David’s mother, Henrietta, the subject of Skloot’s best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, a poor farmer who died of cancer in 1951, left behind an immortal line of cells known as HeLa. These cells, taken without her knowledge, have been used for decades in ground-breaking medical research. Skloot traces her own ten-year writing journey to uncover a mystery about race, class and bioethics in America.
Sister Act is Broadway’s acclaimed musical comedy based on the smash-hit film. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Duquesne faculty members Adam Liu, cello; David Allen Wehr, piano; and Rachel Stegeman, violin, perform in recital.
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable