These are just a few of our favorites!
Charles Lirette: “A River (of air) Runs Through It”
Thursday, November 18th 2010 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this free event at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.
Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Music 101 is a lunchtime lecture series of informal presentations, providing the community with opportunities to hear personal insights from PSO musicians, conductors and key personnel.
Doors open and lunch served at 11:15 a.m., no reservations necessary. Pack a lunch or call 412.392.3303 to order a Common Plea gourmet picnic lunch.
Slatkin Conducts Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Friday, November 19th 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 21st 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $17.50 – $80.00
Visit Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts to see Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Michael Rusinek, clarinet, Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront; Tower: Concerto for Clarinet; Coplan: Appalachian Spring. Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin conducts a program of vivid American music. Bernstein’s Oscar nominated score for the film On the Waterfront is a classic example of music illustrating a story. PSO Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek performs Joan Tower’s Clarinet Concerto. The program closes with Copland’s beloved ballet, Appalachian Spring, including variations on the familiar Shaker theme, “Simple Gifts.”
Call BNY Mellon Grand Classics and the PSO at 412-392-4900 for more information.
Light Up Night®/Light Up Weekend
Friday, November 19th 2010 – Saturday, November 20th 2010
With 2010 being an important milestone for the Golden Triangle, the PDP is planning a one-of-a-kind grand celebration!
Light Up Night® – Light Up Weekend, sponsored by Duquesne Light, will blend the traditional elements of Light Up Night’s past—including a huge bridge party and spectacular fireworks finale—with two premier events sure to dazzle and delight—a Victorian Horse Drawn Carriage Parade and Celebrate Santa Stage Show in Market Square.
Activities will be held throughout the Golden Triangle.
For more information, call the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership at 412-566-4190
Monday, November 15, 2010: Rangers Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010: Canucks Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2010: Hurricanes Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin. Stravinsky: Scherzo Fatastique; Sibelius: Symphony No. 7; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sibelius: Finlandia. Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her PSO debut with the music of fellow countryman Jean Sibelius in his single-movement Seventh Symphony and his most well-known piece, Finlandia. Stravinsky displays colorful orchestration in Scherzo Fantastique. MacArthur Award-winning violinist Leila Josefowicz returns for a virtuosic performance of Shostakovich’s searing Violin Concerto No. 1.
Call BNY Mellon Grand Classics/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.
These are just a few of our favorites!
Music 101 with Joan Tower: “Choreographing Sound”
Wednesday, October 20th 2010 from 2:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Joan Tower, PSO Composer of the Year and guest speaker. Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Music 101 is a lunchtime lecture series of informal presentations, providing the community with opportunities to hear personal insights from PSO musicians, conductors and key personnel. Held in an intimate setting at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, this informative series is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Doors open and lunch served at 11:15 am, no reservations necessary. Pack a lunch or call 412.392.3303 to order a Common Plea gourmet picnic lunch.
Thursday, October 21st 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
The August Wilson Center hosts A Spectacular Event of Women Artists.
One Stage. One Night.
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No1
Thursday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, October 22nd – 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Admission is $12.50 – $46.50
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Olga Kern, piano. Tower: For the Uncommon Woman; Tower: Made in America; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvořák: Symphony No. 6. Joan Tower composed the fanfare, For the Uncommon Woman, to honor adventurous women and Made in America as a commission for 65 U.S. orchestras in all 50 states. Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, Olga Kern debuts in Rachmaninoff’s seldom-heard First Piano Concerto. Although composed in the Viennese symphonic tradition, Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony unmistakably portrays his Czech heritage.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.
The Pittsburgh Penguins!
Monday, October 18, 2010: Senators Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 21, 2010: Penguins Vs. Predators at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 2010: Penguins Vs. Blues at 8:00 p.m.