The Carlton’s Quick Picks
These are just a few of our favorites!
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: MAHLER’S THIRD. Visit Heinz Hall June 11th-13th for this amazing show! Manfred Honeck, conductor Jane Irwin, mezzo-soprano Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh Mahler: Symphony No. 3 Conductor Bruno Walter described Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 as “nature transformed into sound.” Indeed, the first half is all about winter being replaced by summer, alpine meadows, and animals in the forest. Angels sing and the heavens open up before us. Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world—it must contain everything.” In the Third Symphony, his inexhaustible imagination proves his point. Stop by the Carlton Restaurant before the show for a great meal and get a ride to Heinz Hall! For more information visit Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Three Rivers Art Festval. Sunday is the last nay to visit Beautiful Point State Park and the surrounding city blocks as it gets an artistic makeover for ten days for the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival. Artists, musicians and vendors celebrate the art in Pittsburgh and invite you to join! Don’t miss this Pittsburgh tradition!
Mt. Washington. Looking for a low maintenance but memorable way to spend a summer day? Directly across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh is 367-foot-high Mount Washington, the best place to go for a view of Pittsburgh and the three rivers. Almost everyone who comes to Pittsburgh ends up on Mt. Washington to take in the view. Grandview Avenue follows the entire length of the hill overlooking Pittsburgh. Two of the oldest inclines can connect you from the city to the view. The Monongahela incline carries residents and tourists between Mount Washington and Station Square shopping complex. About a mile down the road is the Duquesne Incline. Bring the whole family and don’t forget your camera! About.com