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All Events | Starting Sunday, November 17, 2013

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", featuring pianist David Allen Wehr, and Sibelius's Symphony #2.

Free Reading of a New Musical in Development
Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh invite you to a reading of a new musical in development, Off with Her Maidenhead, with book and lyrics by Amy Claussen, and music by James Rushin. RSVP to mtapgh@gmail.com

Kimberly Kong
Pittsburgh-born pianist Kimberly Kong will play Haydn sonatas in E major and C minor, Chopin's four Scherzos, and works by Mendelssohn and Lizst. She made her Pittsburgh Symphony debut with conductor Edward Cumming at age 9, then studied at Juillard and the Peabody Institute, where she now teaches. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Time for Fun
Hailing from St. Petersburg, performers literally roll up their sleeves to create a captivating–and quite unique–magical world. Wonderfully choreographed, hands and arms interlock and entwine to create trains, sailboats, ticking clocks, flocks of birds and more. With clever lighting design, the limbs dance in space and assemble into recognizable shapes and words. (60 minutes, all ages)

CMU Faculty Recital
Rebecca Cherian, Co-Principal Trombone of the PSO, plays works of Vincent Persichetti, Gabriel Fauré, Roger Boutry, and Leon Stekke, with Rodrigo Ojeda, piano; David Premo, cello; and Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola

Parker Quartet
This young Grammy-winning quartet, recipients of a Cleveland Quartet Award, perform Mendelssohn's Quartet in D major, Op. 44 #1; Erwin Schulhoff's Quartet #1; and Shostakovich's Quartet #9 inb E-flat major, Op. 117.

Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Mark Koch & Kenneth Karsh, directors.

Chamber Music @ CMU
Faculty members David Harding, viola, and Noah Bendix-Balgley (PSO Concertmaster) are joined by guests Lorna McGhee (Principal Flute, PSO) and renowned cellist Amit Peled in chamber music by Mozart and Bach. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Toby Saks, founder and artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Free, but advance tickets are required.

Electronic Ensemble
Showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary, classical and jazz fusion material, students perform on electronic keyboards, violin and cello; wind and guitar controllers, and electronic percussion. Lynn Purse & Kenneth Karsh, directors.

CMU Guitar Ensemble concert
James Ferla, director

Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert C. Cameron conducts.

Carnegie Mellon University Guitar Ensemble
James Ferla directs the Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble in selections including Molinaro's Saltarello and Ballo, Gagnon's Kaleidoscope, and the traditional Spanish folksong El Vito.

Bellini's Norma
Norma: A fiery love triangle set in the mysterious, mythical world of the ancient Druids. Norma has broken her vow of chastity for the love of a Roman soldier, Pollione. When Pollione abandons her for another druid priestess, Adalgisa, Norma swears revenge on the pair. But something proves stronger than revenge, bringing this classic opera to an unbelievable end.

Music for Violin and Piano by Beethoven and Brahms
Roy Sonne, violin; Yeeha Chiu, piano.

Jazz Ensemble
Mike Tomaro, director.

Music of Advent and Christmas
This concert benefits Hekima Place a home in Kenya for orphaned and vulnerable girls. Artists include Kathy English, piano; Julie McGough, flute; Steve McGough, trumpet; Mary Amrhein-May, violin; Charles May, cello; and Nathan Bellas, piano.

The Kennedy Legacy
Directed by Dek Ingram, "The Kennedy Legacy" engages the audience in excerpts from powerful speeches by President John F. Kennedy read by local actors on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes
Phipps Conservatory and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre bring the magic of The Nutcracker ballet to Phipps’ historic glasshouse in Oakland. Performed by a cast of pre-professional students from the PBT School, these vignettes from Terrence Orr's The Nutcracker, including the Sugarplum Pas de Deux, will showcase the next generation of professional dancers, many of whom will soon perform on the Benedum stage with the PBT company.

The New Collective, an All-Guild Exhibition
This juried exhibit features works by the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Group A, Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Society of Sculptors, and Women of Visions, Inc. The exhibition coincides with the PCA's annual Holiday Shop, with extended shop and gallery hours.

PB&J - Let's Be Composers
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.