All Events | Starting Sunday, February 16, 2014
Wind Symphony/Symphony Band
Dr. Robert Cameron conducts.
Teacher from the Black Lagoon
This musical revue from Theatreworks USA is based on the books Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Dogzilla, I Want My Hat Back, Love, and Splat shows that our imagination can get the best of us. Amuse and quell fears of new experiences, all at the same time! Join Hubie and friends as they learn to be courageous when confronting the things that scare them. (60 minutes, ages 3-10)
Beethoven on the Bluff - Violin/Cello II
The Beethoven duo cycle featuring pianist David Allen Wehr with guests Noah Bendix-Balgley and Anne Martindale Williams continues with the beloved 3rd Sonata for cello and piano, one the composer's most spacious and melodically appealing works. The Op. 30 violin sonatas were written when Beethoven was facing the crisis of his increasing deafness and the professional challenge of breaking out of his extremely successful early music to create a more dramatic and poetic style.
Music 101 - Robert Moir
Robert Moir, Pittsburgh Symphony Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning & Audience Engagement gives an informal lecture, titled "Adventures in Programming."
Music of the Beatles
Duquesne Jazz Ensemble; Mike Tomaro, director.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs
Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will join forces to perform Brahms' Schicksalslied, Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op.25, featuring Natalie Severson, and Holst's The Planets. Maestro Schwarz is Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony after 26 seasons there as Music Director.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Winner of an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a comedic Wild West rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. It traces the rise of Andrew Jackson, from early childhood to his controversial presidency. Michael McKelvey directs in the Rockwell Theatre.
Music for Guitar
Matt Korbanic, guitar.
Freya String Quartet Presents Roots
Music from and inspired by the roots of the Freya String Quartet's members. Includes Armenian folk songs, the world premiere of Matthew Peterson's Badlands, and the String Quartet in G Minor by Edvard Grieg. FSQ's recent residencies include those at the Charlotte New Music Festival and Opera Theater Summerfest.
The Great One
A tale of family, friendship, and redemption, plus Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University
Conservatory Dance Company students shine on stage in this annual tradition featuring the dazzling work of our most accomplished dance faculty.
Casella, Prokofiev & Schumann
Influential Italian Alfredo Casella's orchestral suite from La donna serpente (the serpent woman), his only major opera, was written in 1931. Pianist Jean Eflam Bavouzet performs Prokofiev's dynamic Piano Concerto #5, written a year after Casella's opera. Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda closes with Schumann's hopeful Symphony #2, a remarkable piece given the composer's struggle with depression and illness.
Roots of Rock 'n Roll XXXIX
Roots of Rock' n Roll XXXIX
Date: February 22, 2014
Venue: Benedum Center
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Single- $100 Donation
Pair- $200 Donation
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
PB&J - Yakety Yach, Don't Talk Bach!
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.
Bach and Beyond
Chatham Baroque presents a program featuring the most intimate works by J.S. Bach and his Gallant successors, including the Chaconne for solo violin, a Suite for solo lute, Sonata in G Major for violin and continuo, and Duets from The Art of the Fugue
Second Stage Project: Paul's Case
Willa Cather's 1905 story of a Pittsburgh boy whose social aspirations drive him to escape to New York City is now a singular, haunting opera. After a short time living the high life at the Waldorf-Astoria, Paul's longings are crushed in a wrenching finale. The premiere of Paul's Case (April 2013) received rave reviews. Daniel Curran heads the cast as Paul.
Daniel Teadt - Wanderlust in Translation
Internationally-acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt performs in opera houses, on concert stages, and at festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Named Best Local Artist in 2010 by Pittsburgh Magazine, this former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist was on the roster of the New York City Opera and toured with the San Francisco Opera. "Wanderlust in Translation," is a program featuring songs by Adamo, Gounod, Hoiby, Ives, Quilter, Schubert, Sibelius, and Wolf, with texts by Goethe, Shakespeare, Shelley, and more.
Music on the Mount
Green Light Saxophone Quartet; James Houlik, director.
Hungarian and Italian
Hungarian Pictures by Bela Bartok, Les Preludes by Franz Liszt, Concerto for Two Flutes by Domenico Cimarosa featuring Deborah and Rebecca Silverstein, flutes, and the Triumphal March Trumpet March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.
Date: March 7, 2014
Venue: Benedum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Single- $150 Donation
Pair- $300 Donation
Seating: Orchestra/Grand Tier
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable