All Events | Starting Saturday, February 8, 2014
The program includes Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini featuring pianist Igor Lipinski, Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis, and Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration.
Onward to Mars
If NASA could send you to Mars but it was only a one-way trip, would you go? Dan Wilcox’s "Onward to Mars" is a live, audio/visual astronautical rock opera that takes you on a journey to discover the music of the Red Planet. Part of the Community Supported Art (CSA) series.
Heinz Chapel Choir Chamber Choir Festival
Outstanding regional high school choirs join with Heinz Chapel Choir for a celebration of a cappella music.
Pittsburgh Gospel Choir
Directed by Herbert V. R. P. Jones, the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir is a multi-age, multi-ethnic ensemble that performs American gospel music.
Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Saint-Saens: Allegro Appassionato for Cello and Orchestra; Britten: Simple Symphony; Meredith Wilson: Symphonic Impressions of (the musical) The Music Man; directed by Guest Conductor Edward Leonard.
Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts Bernstein's Candide Overture, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite #2, and Holst's The Planets.
Carnegie Mellon University Wind Ensemble
Featuring Carrie Vertin, horn, 2013 Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition winner, in James Beckel’s The Glass Bead Game (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, 1997); also, Marilyn Taft Thomas: Snapshots of a Great City and Edgard Varese: Ionization
A Classical Cabaret
Songs and Arias of classical composers strongly influenced by jazz sung by Desiree Soteres and Kelly Lynch.
Adam Liu, cello
Cellist Adam Liu is joined by pianist David Allen Wehr in a recital celebrating Mr. Liu's 10th anniversary in Pittsburgh, and welcoming the Chinese Year of the Horse. The program includes works by Boccherini, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Faure and Brahms, plus the evocative Chinese erhu showpiece Sai Ma (The Horse Race) played by Mr. Liu. Free admission.
Helene Cooper is White House correspondent for The New York Times, with a unique perspective on America's first African-American president. Her memoir The House At Sugar Beach, is the story of an idyllic childhood in Liberia--until it became a nightmare.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!The music of ABBA, the story and the characters make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good Broadway show with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother confronts her past as three men return to the Greek Island they've not visited for 21 years - just as her 20-year-old daughter is about to be married.
Fauré String Trio with Tara Yaney, flute
Flutist Tara Yaney joins the trio in Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, KV 285. The Faure String Trio also plays Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat major KV 563, and Schubert's String trio in B flat major, D.471.
Duquesne University’s Red Masquers present Awakening, a one-act play by German expressionist August Stramm. It's a whirlwind journey full of disaster, destruction and chaos.
Una Voce: The Chamber Choir of Seton Hill
Free concert directed by Mark A. Boyle. Info at 412 835-7720.
A Steady Rain
barebones stages another edgy, thought-provoking Pittsburgh premiere: Keith Huff's A Steady Rain, which starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig on Broadway. Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten, work together as Chicago cops and are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line as trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes. Melissa Martin directs David Whalen and barebones artistic director Patrick Jordan.
Music for the Spirit
The PSO and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh invite the public to a free concert featuring works by Schubert, Dvorak, Schmidt, Ullmann, and others, conducted by Manfred Honeck. Guest artists include the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Betsy Burleigh; the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts' Concentio directed by Kathryn Barnard; and PSO Associate Principal Viola Tatjana Mead Chamis in Boris Pigovat's instrumental requiem, "The Holocaust."
Swan Lake with the Orchestra
One of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets, Swan Lake symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile.
Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan War victorious, only to discover the deadliest enemies waiting in his bed. Relatives battle for succession and the right to rule in the original Game of Thrones. Ted Hughes' masterful translation of Aeschylus' classic recasts the tragedy to explore themes of remorse, survivors' guilt, and the need to grasp at significance after a tragic death in the family. Holly Thuma directs.
Insatiable Love: Songs for Valentine's Day
In songs by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and Robert Schumann, we explore the ups and the downs of love: sensual ecstasy, tender intimacy, exploded delusion, vindictive jealousy, flirtatious intrigue, and more including a secret encore! Director and pianist Benjamin Binder welcomes guests Laura Knoop Very, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; and Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano
A Mass Affair – French Kiss
Thomas Douglas conducts the beautiful Requiem Masses by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure. The twist here is that the sections of each Mass will be presented back-to-back – the Kyrie of one followed by the Kyrie of the other, et cetera – hence the "French Kiss."