All Events | Starting Sunday, September 28, 2014
Lyric Fest in Pittsburgh: La Bella Vita!
Philadelphia-based Lyric Fest comes to Pittsburgh for an afternoon of Italian arias and art songs, performed by soprano Jen Aylmer, mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, tenor Eric Rieger, bass Randall Scarlata, and pianist Laura Ward.
Wagner's Tristan and Isolde: Duets and Liebestod
Featuring WQED's Anna Singer, Robert Frankenberry, and Kelly Lynch. Free admission.
The Takacs Quartet returns to play Haydn's Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 64 #3; Debussy's Quartet in G minor, and Beethoven's Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
The number one children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their "catchy brand of preschool pop" (Chicago Tribune) back to North America. "The band that rocks the cradle" (The New York Times) will perform songs from their new CD and DVD, Apples and Bananas. The Wiggles "Ready, Steady, Wiggle" is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.
Pop-Up Exhibition: Gabe Felice & Jacob Stempky
Greensburg native Gabe Felice lives at the Brewhouse in Pittsburgh. His new work, Hands, stems from a recent fascination with the elegant, yet primal significance owned and operated by the human hand. Jacob Stempky was raised in Michigan and from a very early age was especially fond of drawing. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Michigan School with a degree in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking. In Chicago, he started The Super Duper Art Co, then moved to Pittsburgh in 2009.
The Glass Menagerie
The fading Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield; her sensitive daughter, Laura, who collects figurines that catch the light; their hopes for the Gentleman Caller who comes to pay a visit. These are Tom's memories of his family. After the recent acclaimed Broadway revival, The Public launches its 40th anniversary "Season of Legends" with a new production of Williams' classic -- the first play ever staged by this company.
Arts Day of Giving
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and The Pittsburgh Foundation team up again to support more than 150 arts organizations and artists with their Arts Day of Giving from 6 am until midnight. During this 18-hour opportunity, you can log on to www.pittsburghgives.org and donate online to arts non-profits. Each donation from $15 to $1,000 will be partially matched, making your dollars go even further.
A world premiere arrangement, featuring you, led by PNME's new Directorof Education Jennie Dorris. PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman will perform works by Pittsburgh's Eric Moe and Roger Dannenberg, and new PNME Board member -- pianist, composer, and blogger Linda Kernohan (a.k.a. Ms. Music Nerd) -- will give a special performance. Desserts will be served. Register for Free admission at pnme.org.
James Gourlay directs music inspired by legends, sagas, fairy tales and heroic deeds. Enter a multi-media world of Hobbits, Wizards and evil goblins with music from The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Imagine the Roman Legions in Respighi's The Pines of Rome and have your heart lifted by some of America’s greatest marches.
Choral Music Workshop & Concert
Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones directs Bethany's first Choral Music Workshop and Concert, The Workshop Concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm.
Are You Still There?
Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that leaves us asking, "Are You Still There?" This world premiere dance performance features original, live music by Ian Green.
Meridian Arts Brass Ensemble
Meridian's five brass players and a percussionist comprise America's leading brass group exploring the music of today. They'll feature Andrew Rindfleisch's "In the Zone" and "Four Fanfares for Two Trumpets," and his arrangements of music by Stephen Foster, James Thornton, and Walter Kollo. Rindfleisch will be in attendance. Meridian also plays music by Pitt faculty composer Amy Williams, David Felder and Giovanni Gabrieli.
Student Choreography Project
The 2 pm and 8 pm performances on Oct. 4 will be streamed LIVE. This edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of Conservatory Dance Company’s most promising young artists. "Til the End," choreographed and performed by John O'Neill and Jennifer Florentino for the Student Choreography Project was chosen for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center.
Book of Ezra
Playwrights founder and producing artistic director Mark Clayton Southers will direct the premiere of a one-man play, Book of Ezra, written and performed by spoken word artist and national slam poet Leslie Ezra Smith. Book of Ezra chronicles his coming of age and consciousness – growing up as a Black man in America.
French and Belgian Music for Violin and piano
An afternoon of works by Leclaire, Ysaye, Franck, and Ravel. Featuring Cyrus Forough, violin; Sung Im Kim, piano.
Music Director & Conductor Matthew Kraemer gegins the season with the Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo with guest guitarist Nicholas Goluses, Alborada del Gracioso by Ravel, Carmen Suite #1 by Bizet, and The Three-Cornered Hat Suite #2 by De Falla. Maestro Kraemer gives a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm.
Faith & Fate: Beethoven's Mass in C and Brahms' Schicksalslied
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra accompanies the Mendelssohn Choir in Brahms and Beethoven conducted by Betsy Burleigh. Brahms' Schicksalslied, or Song of Fate, takes us from heavenly bliss to the dramatic depths of despair, bemoaning the unpredictability of our earthly existence. Beethoven's Mass in C Major is an unexpectedly peaceful and sublime expression of faith from the stormy iconoclast.
Guest Recital: Nancy Allen, harp
Principal Harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Nancy Allen will give a guest recital featuring the works of Respighi, Faure, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin, and more.