All Events | Starting Friday, February 1, 2013
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Duquesne faculty members Adam Liu, cello; David Allen Wehr, piano; and Rachel Stegeman, violin, perform in recital.
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.
An Evening of One Acts
An Evening of One Acts features plays from the Pittsburgh New Works Festival: LA VITRA LOCO, about residents in a senior citizens home whose lives are upset by one resident's decision to try the "little blue pill;" STRUTTING AND FRETTING, an absurdly hilarious play which follows a director and his two actors rehearsing a play about the meaning of life; and A BLANKET OF STARS, in which two senior women sit under the night sky and share some absolutely hilarious dialogue.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron conducts.
Rossini's The Barber of Seville
With the help of the crafty Figaro, the amorous Count Almaviva attempts to woo the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her jealous and controlling guardian, Dr. Bartolo. 14 singers will be heard over the run of four performances.
My Funny Valentine
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the PSO Pops welcomes Broadway stars Melissa Errico and Doug LaBrecque joining the orchestra for "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady, the theme from Ice Castles and more. It will be a night of laughs, tears and most of all, romance. Michael Krajewski, pop conductor of the Houston and Atlanta symphonies leads the orchestra.