All Events | Starting Friday, June 15, 2012
Three Centuries of Printmaking
The Frick features three exhibitions of printmaking: its own collections of 18th-century mezzotints and 19th century chomolithographs, complemented by the traveling exhibition The Prints of Jacques Callot. The three shows span over 200 years, yet all the works demonstrate the importance of the printmaker in recording, publishing and disseminating a distinct view of the world.
Grand Finale with Honeck
Manfred Honeck closes the season with the PSO's Gorton family (James, Gretchen and daughter Heidi) in an imaginative Concert Piece by Eugene Goossens. Maestro Honeck continues the PSO's Mahler Cycle with the immensely moving Sixth Symphony, containing the haunting sounds of Alpine cowbells, celesta, and a devastating hammer of fate. Last performed by the PSO ten years ago, this "Tragic" Symphony is an epic masterwork.
This documentary follows six gifted young dancers who are among the thousands, ages 9 to 19, who enter the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions.
A Chorus Line
From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes this Tony Award-winning "singular sensation" -- a powerful and emotion-filled musical for anyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
Bloomsday in Pittsburgh
Irish actor and director Alan Stanford (currently in PICT's The Pitman Painters) will read part of the Cyclops section at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle as part of Pittsburgh's 24th annual celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses. Free readings, open to the public, will take place at a variety of locales throughout the day,begining at the Crazy Mocha Cafe in Bloomfield, and finishing at The Map Room in Regent Square. Bring a copy and read along.
Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
A free 90-minute outdoor concert. QED deejays will be there with giveaways, and Citiparks will award a prize for the best picnic brunch.
Midsummer Night's Revels
PSIP's first annual fundraising dinner offers drinks and appetizers at 6:30pm and at 7:00 pm a full-course dinner, entertainment, magic, and a silent auction. Donations support PSIP’s September 2012 production of "The Tempest," directed by Alan Irvine, performed free of charge in Pittsburgh city parks.
Lettice and Lovage
Terra Nova Theater Group presents this sparkling comedy by Peter Shaffer, author of Equus and Amadeus, which tells the tale of Lettice Douffet, an eccentric tour guide at one of England’s least stately homes. The role was created specifically for Maggie Smith and is played by Susan Martinelli. Mark Stevenson directs.
The Gershwins - Here To Stay
Marvin Hamlisch conducts a celebration of the great song-writing team George and Ira Gershwin. Superb Gershwin interpreter Kevin Cole and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair will bring their music to life. Enjoy classic American songs, including "The Man I Love," "I Got Rhythm," and Gershwin's masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue, all while viewing exclusive home-videos from the Gershwin family. Who could ask for anything more?
Call for Artists
Call for artists for the Open Juried Exhibit. The juror is Joy Borelli-Edwards, of Pittsburgh's Borelli Edwards Gallery. Deadline for entry is August 14th. Details at 724 423-5933.
Next to Normal
Carrnivale Theatrics and Front Porch Theatricals present the first local production of this contemporary pop/rock musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey that won three Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.