All Events | Starting Saturday, June 7, 2014
Resonance Works | Pittsburgh presents Natural Frequency, celebrating the natural world and musical innovation with Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, Barber's Dover Beach, Copland's Appalachian Spring, and Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith's Four Nature Canticles with projected images by photographer Chuck Beard. Baritone Daniel Teadt joins conductor Maria Sensi Sellner and the Resonance Chamber Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble.
Chicago: The Musical
With words and music by Kander & Ebb and choreography by Bob Fosse, Chicago is the longest-running American musical on Broadway. Showtoppers include All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango and more. Starring John Noble as Billy Flynn, Barb Rolla as Velma, and Lauren McCurdy as Roxie.
St. Francis: A Musical Tribute from Past to Present
With music from the 18th century to the present, these free concerts will feature two works by Israeli-American composer Eli Tamar that recently premiered in Moscow. Countertenor Andrey Nemzer, who recently sang at the Metropolitan Opera, and soprano Charlene Canty, will be accompanied by organist Nicholas Will.
Patrick Romano, piano
Octogenarian pianist Patrick Romano is known in Cambria County as an improviser. His program will include hits such as "Moon River" and "The Man I Love." He also has scheduled some classics and may also sing a song or two.
R. Strauss' 150th Birthday
Music Director Manfred Honeck closes the season with a tribute to Richard Strauss' 150th birthday, featuring an orchestral arrangement of Strauss' one-act opera, Elektra, inspired by Greek mythology; the rarely performed virtuosic concert piece, Burleske, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder; and the orchestral Suite from from one of Richard Strauss' most celebrated operas, Der Rosenkavalier or "The Knight of the Rose."
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Based on the hilarious MGM film, Legally Blonde The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.
Bosnian-American soprano Jasmina Halimic, a "virtuoso ... of technical prowess and expressive transparency" (San Francisco Chronicle) and Duquesne U. alumna sings works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Lysenko, as well as world premieres by Despic and Prebanda with Alaine Fink, piano.