All Events | Starting Saturday, October 19, 2013
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.
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.
RADical Days performance
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.
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.
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".
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)
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.
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.
Story Collider in Pittsburgh
Scientists tell stories, and Story Collider features stories about science, both in live shows and in podcasts. The Story Collider's first Pittsburgh show will include stories from CMU students.
Symphony East holds its monthly business meeting, luncheon and concert featuring guest pianist Tom Roberts.
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.
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.
What does it mean to say we are at war? What is the mass media's role and function in response to war, and what is ours? Can we, as "non-combatants", change the course of war? Created by Christopher McElroen and T. Ryder Smith, the visceral and thought-provoking theatrical work Measure Back seeks a path between the citizen-as-spectator and the citizen-as-participant. Set in an immersive theatrical environment to examine scenes of conflict ranging from Homer's The Iliad to today’s headlines, Measure Back uses audience participation and black humor to probe how war is constructed and performed – from conception through consensus to action.
'Them Preachers' in recital
Ministers present a half-hour recital of uplifting songs, with a light lunch to follow.
A young girl. An English doctor. A harsh, unforgiving city. Come one, come all and hear the tale of The Venus Hottentot, the beautiful African Dancing Princess. Star of the freak shows and medical wonder. Step right up, folks. Don't be shy. An opportunity like this comes around once in a life time. Cynthia Croot directs Suzan-Lori Parks' brilliant examination of race, history, and the colonization of imagination.
Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring
In Britten's opera, when Lady Billows can't find a virtuous enough girl to crown the Queen of May, she appoints the shy grocer Albert Herring as the King of May. Lady Billows is unaware that Albert longs for a more pleasurable life and a night in the pub. Turning the town upside down with the help of Sid, Nancy, and some spiked lemonade, Albert gets his wish. Brian Garman onducts, Chuck Hudson direct.