All Events | Starting Friday, October 25, 2013
An Evening of Twyla Tharp
PBT presents two works by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. Described by Tharp as "fierce, driving and relentless," In the Upper Room melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force driven by Philip Glass's rhythmic score. In Nine Sinatra Songs, Tharp blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating the glamour and finesse of social dancing to a dance theatre quality.
Poe's Last Night
Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery -- is the story of his own death. Live through that horrifying time at Poe's Last Night. Written by & Starring David Crawford. Directed by Mark Clayton Southers.
Resonance Works | Pittsburgh presents the first performances of Verdi's Macbeth in Pittsburgh in 27 years. Featuring soprano Amelia D'Arcy, baritone Galen Bower and the Gothic-inspired architecture of the Charity Randall Theatre, this production with chamber orchestra will bring the audience chillingly close to Verdi's psychodrama.
Noah Bendix-Balgley Plays Bruch
Praised by the Post-Gazette for his "graceful" baton work, Nikolaj Znaider returns to conduct as PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs Bruch's virtuosic Scottish Fantasy. Znaider also leads Kodaly's Dances of Galanta, an homage to the composer's Hungarian hometown, and Schumann's romantically-inspired Symphony #4.
Bob James, David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd
BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT
Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble - Generations
The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and special guests Gerdan Music Ensemble of Washington DC, the Ukrainian Cultural Trust Choir and Slava Dance Company present the story of one family, four generations and their journey from Ukraine to the American dream. Share in the joys, heartbreak, laughter and surprises of Generations. A Ukrainian marketplace will be open between performances.
Chamber Music Recital
Violinist Roy Sonne, cellist Michael Lipman and pianist Tina Faigen will perform Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor, Brahms' Piano Trio in B Major, and the Fantasy for Violin and Piano and Lament for Solo Piano by Robert Schultz.
PSO Chamber Players in Foxburg
Fifth annual classical music Oktoberfest. Four members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play the Dvorak Piano Quartet, op. 87, plus works by Schumann, Mahler, Dohnanyi, and Fibich. The Red Brick Gallery offers cookies, cider, and tea beforehand, and ARCA's exhibit space is showing pastels, watercolors, and photography.
Chatham University Choir
Fiddlesticks Family Concert: "Halloween Spooktacular"
Join conductor Lawrence Loh, the PSO and "scared-y cat" Fiddlesticks for a spooktacular concert. Thrill to kid-friendly, spooky music from favorite films like Sorcerer's Apprentice, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter, as well as Grieg's rousing "In the Hall of the Mountain King," depicting Peer Gynt's race to escape the collapsing Mountain King's cave. Little costumed munchkins are welcomed.
200th Anniversary Year of Charles Alkan
Eric Dzugan, piano, with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.
Monster Mass features Anton Bruckner's Mass in E minor and the a cappella Mass in G Minor by William Byrd. Guests are invited to attend in Halloween costumes. Thomas Douglas conducts.
Music Director Istvan Jaray conducts a spooktacular concert that is ghostly fun for the entire family. Wear your costumes and enjoy watching the orchestra play in costume -- even the Maestro will surprise you.
An Evening of Clarinet Chamber Music
Ron Samuels, director.
History & Mystery Tour
Learn about the Library & Music Hall's history and learn of reported ghostly encounters while touring the building.
"They're Coming to Get You ..." Party
Reserve by Oct. 19. A bloody good evening of zombie led music and mayhem in support of Microscopic Opera Company, with Ghorish Delectables by chef Christopher Cook, Sanguinary Imbibements and other lurid libations, plus a preview of the acclaimed new opera "Night of the Living Dead" by Todd Goodman and Stephen Catanzarite.
Faculty Recital - Kenneth Burky, piano
Pianist Kenneth Burky plays solo works including Haydn's Sonata #23 in F major, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Schumann and Debussy' Estampes. Duo works with pianist Anoush Tchakarian include Mozart's Fugue in C minor, Ravel's La Valse, and Milhaud's Scaramouche.
Pittsburgh Sings! Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Festival of Choirs
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, directed by Susan Medley, welcomes the Central Assembly of God Choir of Houston, PA (Marsha Owens, director); South Fayette Vocal Express Show Choir (Christine Elek, director); and Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir (Rachel Godfrey, director). The finale features the combined choirs in selections from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Winds of the Future
Dr. Robert C. Cameron directs the Duquesne Wind Symphony/Symphony Band.
Orion String Quartet
Featuring Pittsburgh-raised brothers and violinists Todd and Daniel Phillips, the Orion Quartet returns with Haydn's Quartet in G minor, Op. 20 #2, Bartok's Quartet #6, and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" Quartet in D minor, D. 810.