All Events | Starting Friday, October 18, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pianist Kirsten Taylor, whose playing the New York Times described as "varied, colorful, and impressive," will play the Sonata #1 by Johannes Brahms and the Ballade #4 by Chopin.
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)
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Dr. Robert C. Cameron conducts.
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.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
As a 10th anniversary fundraiser, barebones hosts a combined screening and live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with local cast including Phat Man Dee, Dana Griffith, Varian Huddleston, Erin Krom, Josh Verbanets, Wammo, Brad Stevenson, Andrew Swackhammer, et. al. performing numbers from the movie during the screening. Audience participation is encouraged.
Faculty Recital - Adam Liu, cello
Cellist Adam Liu performs J. S. Bach's Cello Suite #3 in D Minor; a Kodaly Duo and the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia with violinist Rachel Stegeman, and Prokofiev's C Minor Sonata with pianist David Allen Wehr.
Ian Frazier is one of the true humorists of literary fiction. His latest novel features the Cursing Mommy, the beleaguered wife and mother from Frazier's regular essays in the New Yorker. She's endearing, diabolical, and hilarious--and so is Ian Frazier.