All Events | Starting Sunday, November 25, 2012
Chatham Baroque - La Suave Melodia
"One of Pittsburgh's greatest treasures" says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Chatham Baroque explores sonatas, sinfonias, toccatas, and dances of I7th- and 18th-century Italy. Includes works of Vivaldi, Tartini, Bertali and Kapsperger. Andrew Fouts (Baroque violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), Scott Pauley (theorbo and baroque guitar).
Assumption Church Christmas Concert
Neil Stahurski conducts Pinkham's Christmas Cantata for Chorus, Brass, and Organ; Lessons & Carols, and selected Christmas arrangements featurinf the Adult & Children's Choirs. Free, offerings accepted.
Budapest on the Bluff: Dominantly Dohnanyi
At 17, Dohnányi was championed by Johannes Brahms, but his tuneful, brilliant and heart-on-sleeve Romanticism was soon considered old-fashioned. However, today's audiences appreciate Dohnányi's sincerity, skill and emotionalism. The PSO's Gretchen Van Hoesen will be featured in his Harp Concertino. Bartók's Contrasts were commissioned by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. Its finale is a "Hungarian hoe-down," complete with a deliberately mistuned violin.
Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Jed Allen Harris directs Tony Kushner's Angels in America, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning masterpiece that confronts the political and social failures surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City. This epic story transcends the political moment by using humor, the supernatural and heartbreaking realism; wrestling with universal themes of love, loss and responsibility. As relevant today as 20 years ago, the play fights against fear and bigotry with compassion and startling theatricality.
What could be better than brass and voices at Christmas time? Join us, with school choirs from all over the region to celebrate the festive season. Sing along to your favorite tunes. Swing to a Stan Kenton Christmas. Works to include: A Christmas Festival, Frosty the Snowman, A Nutcracker Suite, the Stan Kenton Christmas book as well as traditional carols.
Midnight Radio: Cult Movie Classics
Midnight Radio ends season 4 with a Mystery Science Theater 3000-style look at some of our favorite cult classic movies.
Forever Plaid - Plaid Tidings
Directed by Jim Pollino. A holiday spinoff from Forever Plaid, the off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross in New York in 1990 and now performed internationally. The show is a revue of the close-harmony "guy groups."
Pitt Men's Glee Club Holiday Concert
Richard Teaster directs a program of a capella holiday favorites.
The concert begins with Composer of the Year Mason Bates' Mothership, commissioned and premiered by the YouTube Symphony in Sydney. Bates says this "fast-paced opener imagines the orchestra as a mothership that is 'docked' by several virtuosic soloists." Then, Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky’s vibrant Symphony #4.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
These Christmas concerts abegin the season for PCC: Nov. 30, 8pm at Ingomar; Dec. 1, 8pm at Fox Chapel; and Dec. 2, 4pm at Ingomar.
The Americas in Concert
Artistic Director Pablo Ardiles conducts Ernesto Lecuona's Andalucia Suite; Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, with guitarist Marco Sartor; Arturo Marques' Danzon #2; plus bossa nova, jazz, tango, and symphonic progressive rock selections. Special guests include soprano Lilly Abreau, AquiTango, and Cello Fury. Free, but nearly "sold out."
Guest Conductor Walter Morales leads traditional seasonal selections and welcomes the Butler Senior High Singers directed by Bryan Helsel. Selections will include "The Night Before Christmas," "Peace, Peace, Peace," Klezmer music, and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Snow Maiden" suite.
Music on the Edge: Talujon
The renowned percussion ensemble returns to Pitt.
SOLD OUT! Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concerts
All performances are SOLD OUT. Listen live on Classical QED 89.3 on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 pm for a live broadcast.
Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Faure's Pelleas and Melisande suite, and, with soloist Noah Bendix-Balgley (PSO Concertmaster), the Mozart Violin Concerto #3. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Download them via the PYSO website.
Ronald Zollman leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in a n all-Russian program including Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist and 2011 CMU Concerto Competition winner Mengyi Yang, Glinka's charming Valse-Fantasie, and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony #10.
Gift of the Magi
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church presents the Three Rivers Ringers handbell ensemble in a free performance.
This concert celebrates the extraordinary talent of the WSW featuring the Seton Hill University Faculty Saxophone Quartet and classic works for band by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Jager and Jan Bach. Paul Basler's exciting "Carnival" brings this concert to a thrilling finish. Jason Worzbyt conducts.
World Music Festival
Carpathian Music Ensemble, Gamelan, and African Music and Dance Ensemble join for an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. Free admission.
A Victorian Holiday
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents "A Victorian Holiday", under the direction of Betsy Burleigh. Travel back to the Dickens era with a jolly program of holiday favorites the whole family will enjoy, with Dickensian readings by Vance Torbert.