All Events | Starting Friday, July 11, 2014
The exhibition evaluates the lives of objects, exploring what it is they radiate through their beings, their material evidence of history, and the miracle of their discovery.
The Merry Widow
Since its premiere in Vienna in 1905, Franz Lehar's classic has been delighting audiences with its charming melodies and lavish party scenes. The libretto, by Viktor Leon and Leo Stein, follows Hanna, a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband. WQED-FM's Anna Singer returns for a third time as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow.
The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. To celebrate a decade of its gallery crawls, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to Instagram your favorite Gallery Crawl memory using #CrawlPGH by July 18, 2014. Your photo may be used to promote September's Gallery Crawl.
Concert 1 - The Lost Traveler
Kevin Noe directs a new music journey through life as represented by Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (A); Kevin Puts: Living Frescoes; Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (B); Martin Bresnick: The Lost Traveler; and Vinko Globokar: ?Corporel.
Late Night Cabaret
Enjoy a glass of wine and toast the SummerFest artists as they serenade you with Broadway favorites, jazz standards, and beloved arias after each mainstage performance. Free for all audience members, cash bar available.
"Gladiator" Live (CANCELED)
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Mark Twain's famous American short story explodes with musical dramatic life in The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This children's opera captures the authenticity of the original tale, set during the American Gold Rush.
The Fantasticks invites audiences to travel on a journey of love discovered, lost, and then rediscovered, with humor and pathos and memorable melodies. But this new production of the world's longest-running musical, in collaboration with Attack Theatre, integrates movement and dance into the tale in a way you've never imagined.
Tom Roberts "Harlem Stride" Piano
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
Masterclass with Marianne Cornetti
There's no occasion more revealing than hearing young singers coached by a great artist. In this special masterclass open to the general public, members of Summerfest's Young Artist Program receive an opportunity for personal coaching from Ms. Cornetti.
Nick Capozzoli, organ
Nick Capozzoli, organist of Oberlin Conservatory.
David Cutler w/Project Piñata "Swinging with a Blindfold"
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, Nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, Schumann tunes, progressive rock, Radiohead, and boogie…How might you experience this incredible feast of styles? Join pianist, composer, and “weekend traveler” David Cutler with Project Pinata for a virtuosic, genre-hopping, wild ride across the musical globe.
With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Bill Russell, Side Show is moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression.
Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
With nine Grammys and more than 200 million records sold, this tribute to the music of the legendary Bee Gees by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features many favorite tunes, like "You Should Be Dancing," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive."
Concert 2 - The Cage Variations
Ted Hearne's newly-commissioned The Cage Variations is a set of variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." The 12 variations are built entirely from shards of music by contemporary American composers. This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form. Kevin Noe conducts, with Timothy Jones, baritone.
Special Benefit Event - Imitation of Wife ...
Imitation of Wife: An Unauthorized Autobiography starring Ms. Eda Bagel is a show developed from its parody-of-a-title. After six months of gathering music, movie dialogue, and shaping and re-shaping the storyline, the concept developed into a show acclaimed across all demographics. Praised as "a splendid, campy romp," you won't want to miss Ms. Bagel's return to Pittsburgh in a benefit for PNME.
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including "Mr. Mistoffelees" and the multi-million selling hit "Memory." It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history.
Ariadne auf Naxos
Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of the 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, makes her SummerFest debut in the title role of Ariadne. This opera by Richard Strauss brings together slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music in an exploration of the competition between high and low art as the haughty title character, Ariadne, and the spitfire Zerbinetta vie for the public's attention.
The Piano Guys
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Venue: Benedum Center
Time: 8:00 PM
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos that have amassed three million YouTube subscribers and more than 500 million views.
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Venue: Byham Theater
Time: 7:30 PM
$75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.
Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.
Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.