All Events | Starting Thursday, October 17, 2013
Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the PSO in songs from Broadway classics, including Porgy and Bess, South Pacific and Funny Girl. This “Broadway baritone extraordinaire” has enjoyed a critically acclaimed career on Broadway, film and television, as well as in concert halls. Ted Sperling, music director of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of South Pacific, will conduct.
Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa
Ina Garten, the best-selling cookbook author and star of Food Network's Barefoot Contessa shares her natural approach to food; tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. On stage, Ina Garten delivers a charming insider's view of the world of the Barefoot Contessa and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion and engages the audience with an interactive Q&A.
Culture Club: The Curators of the 2013 Carnegie International
Since 2010, Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski have discussed, debated, and challenged each other on every artist chosen for the show. Culture Club gets you inside that process as each curator leads small-group discussions of a few favorite works throughout the exhibition. Come with your questions, and hear the curatorial team arrived at its choices.
Mike Tomaro, director.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Greensburg Civic Theatre opens its 62nd season with this delightful musical that won a Drama Desk awards for Best Revival of a Musical. The revised 1999 version adds two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy. Mike Crosby stars as Charlie Brown. Rob MacIntyre directs.
Jim Cunningham - 16th Annual St. Andrew's Lecture
Jim Cunningham is Artistic Director of Classical WQED-FM 89.3, Host of the QED Morning Show and PItssburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts, as well as a leader in the Southwestern Pennsylvania arts community. He will share his experiences from the most recent Pittsburgh Symphony tour of Europe.
The new organ was designed and built by Al Sterner and Walker Technical, and voiced by Bob Walker. Dr. Jason Keefer will play works by Bach, Elgar, Franck, Mendelssohn, Vierne, and others. An organ demonstration will feature Dr. Keefer and St. Joseph's music director, Emily Lapisardi.
Zero Cost House
Zero Cost House is a collaboration between Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company and acclaimed Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Awkward, personal, and idiosyncratic, this is Okada’s most autobiographical work, and his first work created for an English-speaking theatre company. It's a meditation on how Thoreau's Walden changed Okada's life; on the disruptions and re-imaginings that accompany a national disaster; and on the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, which tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with strong-willed farm girl Laurey Williams, has enchanted audiences since its first production in 1943. It features unforgettable songs such as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "People Will Say We’re in Love." The 1955 film version starred Shirley Jones and won three Academy Awards. Jones' son, Broadway and TV actor Patrick Cassidy.
Music of Chile
Alberto Almarza, flute.
Chamber Music Goes Downtown
LRCMP presents a diverse range of works for oboe, voice, piano and piano four-hands by Chopin, Telemann, Reza Vali, Carlos Guastavino and others in the black box theater at CAPA. A reception follows the concert.
Yin Chengzong, piano
Chinese pianist Yin Chengzong, a top prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition five decades ago, will perform Mozart's Adagio in B Minor, K540, and Rondo in D Major, KV485; Schubert's Four Impromptus, Op. 90; and Brahms' Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5.
RADical Days performance
An Heroic Opening
Music Director Istvan Jaray begins his 30th season with Britten's Matinees Musicales, Roberto Di Marino's Guitar Concerto featuring soloist Robert Belinic, and Beethoven's Symphony #3, "Eroica".
Walter Morales conducts Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3, Britten's Young Peoples Guide to the Orchestra, and selections from Verdi's operas Nabucco, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Don Carlo and Aida to mark the bicentennial of the composer's birth.
Every Voice Benefit concert
Daphne Alderson sings the great ballads of Edith Piaf and Leonard Cohen to benefit the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, wine, desserts, and there will be a silent auction.
Feed Your Appetite for Music
The East Winds Symphonic Band's annual concert that benefits Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The program features a variety of light classics, Broadway, and patriotic music. It's a free concert, but donations of non-perishable food items or cash are appreciated.
Theatreworks USA's Peter Pan
This live stage production of Peter Pan is based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn's adaptation of "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up," developed for London's Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982. In the spirit of the original tale, Theatreworks USA tells the story through the eyes of a group of children who are living in Edwardian England, and decide on Peter Pan for that evening's play-acting. (60 minutes. Ages 3-10)
Alia Musica Pittsburgh Fall Concert
A concert featuring organist Edward Alan Moore in new music for organ and two vibraphones. Soprano Desiree Soteres joins Dr. Moore and Alia Musica's string trio in Nissim Schaul's Shadow Under the Hot Sun. Also scheduled: works for mixed ensemble by Pittsburghers Kerrith Livengood, Aaron Brooks, and Ramteen Sazegari.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Dr. Robert C. Cameron conducts.