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All Events | Starting Friday, May 17, 2013

Elgar, Grieg & Ravel
Ukrainian-born pianist and YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto. Then, Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Osvaldo Golijov's "Siderius," co-commissioned by the PSO. After intermission, one of Ravel's first works for orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole, inspired by the Spanish folk tunes sung by Ravel's mother. Elgar's "Alassio" was inspired by the town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family vacationed.
05/17/2013


PBT School Pre-Professional Showcase
The Pre-Professional Showcase includes "Graduation Ball" and the "Swan Lake" Act II Divertissements staged by PBT Artistic Director Terrence Orr, James Washington's "Beauty, The Lack Of," Michael Smuin's "Quattro a Verdi," and "Prossimo" by former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Andre Reyes.
05/17/2013


Market Street Arts Festival
An Arts and Music festival celebrating local art in the Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington County area.  Featuring Cello Fury.
05/17/2013


Star-Crossed Love
Enjoy Romeo and Juliet and other timeless love stories of William Shakespeare set to music by great composers:  Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev do Romeo and Juliet; selections from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Weber: Oberon overture
05/17/2013


All-Russian Concert with pianist Stewart Goodyear
Known for his elegant and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear gives his virtuosic performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1. The season concludes with the dramatic intensity of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 composed in the wake of Stalin's death. André Raphel also conducts Mussorgsky's Khovantchina Overture.
05/17/2013


Forum 71 - Susan Philipsz
The sound installation "One and the Same" by Susan Philipsz (Scottish, b. 1965) is based on a medieval Scottish folk song known variously as “The House Carpenter,” “The Demon Lover,” and “James Harris.” The song recounts the story of a married woman who is seduced by a former lover (the devil in disguise) and abandons her husband and son. The lover lures her onto a treasure ship, which he destroys at sea. Within Forum Gallery, the artist's voice, imperfect and ethereal, is heard singing three intertwining versions of the song.
05/18/2013


Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra
The JSYO Spring Concert, conducted by JSO Music Director Istvan Jaray.  The program includes Saint-Saens, Leroy Anderson, Robert Schumann, Beethoven, tunes from Les Miserables, Titanic, and more. 
05/18/2013


Pops: Around the World with Disney
The Magical Music of Disney for live orchestra.
05/18/2013


American Portrait
Two Pittsburgh premieres, "An American Te Deum" by Randall Stroope and "South Dakota Shadows Suite" by Jackson Berkey will be sung by Concentio and Chamber Choirs, respectively, with strings and piano. Additional works include three traditional American Hymns by Aaron Copland, selections from Randall Thompson's "Frostiana," Eric Whitacre's hauntingly beautiful "Seal Lullaby," Jocelyn Hagan's "Joy", and a set of spirituals.
05/18/2013


Old and New Worlds
Warren Davison conducts the orchestra's season finale, including Dvorak's Symphony #9, "From the New World;" Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo, featuring bassoonist Alicia Whitney; Johann Strauss' Wine, Women and Song; and Serenade by the Hungarian composer Gyula Beliczay.  Tickets are available at the door.
05/18/2013


Season Finale with pianist Hanna Che
Music Director Lawrence Loh features pianist Hannah Che, 17, winner of PYSO's Concerto Competition, in the first movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. Hannah has soloed with the McKeesport and Butler County Symphony Orchestras, and plays in PYSO's first violin section. The program also includes the finale to Mahler's Symphony #1 and Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, with 30 PYSO alumni augmenting the orchestra. Free tickets (required) available via download.
05/19/2013


Hartwood Organ Recital
Richard Konzen of Grove City College will play the recently restored 1909/10 Aeolian residence pipe organ located in the mansion in Harwood Acres Park. Reservations: (412) 767-9200.
05/19/2013


A Grand Night of Music
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center presents a benefit concert featuring Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and Luz Manriquez Meyer, internationally renowned pianist and Associate Professor at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. Their program includes works by Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Ravel.
05/20/2013


Objects of Desire (work in progress)
Continuum Dance Theater will preview its work-in-progress, titled Objects of Desire.
05/21/2013


Side By Side By Sondheim
Side By Side By Sondheim is a dazzling collection of songs by Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim, with music from many of his very best works including: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures.
05/23/2013


A Celebration of Music and Community
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the PSO with guest host WQED’s Jim Cunningham, vocalist Katy Williams, violinist Michael Ferri (winner of the 2011 Duquesne Young Artist National Concerto Competition), and the Wilkinsburg Community Choir. The program features works by Irving Berlin, Brahms, Copland, Ravel and Vivaldi, along with a special Memorial Day salute to the USA's armed forces.
05/24/2013


WQED New Year Event
WQED New Year Event single ticket, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at WQED located at 4802 Fifth Ave. in Oakland. Meet WQED personalities, see clips from WQED and PBS shows and a special appearance by Pittsburgh's own Jackie Evancho! CREDIT CARD ONLY, NON-REFUNDABLE ONLY 200 AVAILABLE
02/04/2015


Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman Date: March 10, 2015 Venue: Benedum Center Time: 7:00 p.m. Tickets: Single- $125 Donation International Irish singing sensation and PBS live-concert phenonmenon, Celtic Woman, announces their Tenth Anniversary Tour! Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
03/10/2015


Brit Floyd
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable
03/13/2015


Brit Floyd
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable ONLY 150 AVAILABLE  
03/14/2015