All Events | Starting Friday, July 13, 2012
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
A FREE quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are open to the public. Text “CRAWL” to SMASH (76274) for special offers.
“Mama” Kadiatou: Kiridi (The Orphan) - A Cinderella Story
Set in a traditional Guinean village, "Mama" Kadiatou weaves the Cinderella-Like fairytale of a young woman who is forbidden to dance and pursue the man she loves by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. The rich percussive rhythms of the native Sossou, Malinke, and Toma set the tone for a powerful ensemble of more than 15 dancers and drummers.
PNME Concert 02
Kevin Noe conducts a program including Allegro Sostenuto by Helmut Lachenmann, L'Ange Pale by Amy Beth Kirsten, What She Saw There by Evan Ziporyn; and The New Maths by Louis Andriessen.
Fiddler on the Roof
Packed with memorable music and rousing dances, this legendary production is filled with side-splitting laughter and heartfelt tears. This award-winning masterpiece captures the story of one father's struggle to hold onto his family's traditions amidst the rebellious antics of his three independent daughters and the turmoil of a changing world.
Pittburgh Symphony Orchestra at Wisp Resort
Violinist Chee-Yun plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. This concert for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival opens with Mozart's Symphony #39.
Sean Murphy, saxophone
The Harmony Museum presents Sean Murphy in the premiere of Ruby Fulton's "Famous Broken Line," commissioned by Murphy and Harmony Museum; the work reflects the Harmonist interest in alchemy. Murphy will also play "Sonata for Alto Saxophone" by Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) with pianist Michelle Bitler; "Tre Pezzi" for solo soprano sax by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988); and, with Bitler, the premiere of "Addi[c]tives" for alto saxophone and piano by Pittsburgh's Stephen Barr.
Nathan Carterette, organ
Nathan Carterette of the Church of the Redeemer, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-energy original music in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Appealing to a diverse audience across age groups and musical interests sets Cello Fury apart from your average rock band. Free admission.
Mendelssohn Choir Auditions
Auditions for all voice parts. Contact MaryColleen Seip -- 724 263-5259, or see the website.
The People United Will Never Be Defeated
A PNME Special. Pianist Bobby Mitchell performs Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated.
Founded in 2011 by former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Alan Obuzor, Texture is comprised of classically-trained professional ballet dancers who have danced and trained at some of America's top ballet companies and schools. Dancers are brought together on a project basis to create and present predominantly contemporary and neo-classical work.
Chekhov Celebration: Three Sisters
Three Sisters poignantly conveys the lives, struggles, loves, and secret desires of sisters Masha, Olga, and Irina and their somewhat ineffectual brother Andrei. Set in a mythological provincial town in late 19th century Russia, we see their lives unfold before our eyes. Translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Harriet Power.
Nicholas Capozzoli, organ
Nicholas Capozzoli from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music plays a 30 minute recital on Westminster's Austin organ.
Humor in Craft
Highly ironic, sarcastic and just plain amusing artworks by 32 artists. Everything can be made fun of and why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes and the politicians? Hardly any topic is off-limits for the artists in this exhibition.
PNME Concert 03
Kevin Noe conducts a program featuring guest soloist Timothy Jones, bass-baritone. The Anvil Chorus by David Lang, Quicksiler by Randall Woolf, Triple Crown by David Stock, Silence Must Be by Thierry de Mey, The Life of Birds by Mason Bates, Klingende Buchstaben by Alfred Schnittke, and Silences by Jeffrey Nytch.