ATZILUT…CONCERTS FOR PEACE
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
This ten member, high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed-the music itself is the message! This project exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots overcome conflict to celebrate hope and trust through music. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate. The performance becomes an inspiring statement of the triumph of shared creativity over despair.
There is a FREE workshop starting at 7:00 pm. Following the workshop there will be a break and the show itself will start at 8:00 pm. Patrons will be asked to exit the theatre during the break. A ticket is required for the performance.
HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO-POSTCARDS FROM GYPSYLAND
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
The Hot Club of San Francisco plays the gypsy jazz music of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli and the original Hot Club de France. This unique jazz form recalls Paris in the 1930s and offers a swinging beat with a sweet melody. The Hot Club performs many of the original works by Reinhardt and Grappelli and incorporates original works by guitarist Paul Mehling and violinist, Evan Price. Other composers such as Claude Debussy and “Jelly Roll” Morton make appearances as well. An evening with The Hot Club of San Francisco offers a night of unforgettable music.
There will be a “talk back” with the musicians following the performance.
THE TOM ROBERTS/CHARLIE CHAPLIN PROJECT
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:30 pm.
In 2011, the Pittsburgh Symphony approached pianist, arranger, and composer Tom Roberts to compose new scores for two of the Chaplin Mutual masterpieces: One A.M, and The Rink. For his scores, Roberts used musical styles and genres that would have appropriate for 1916. In addition to ragtime, foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes, he utilizes more exotic elements such as the French “Vals Musette” and Brazilian “Choros”, both styles that would have perhaps been performed with these scores in their respective countries. To see a mini documentary on these works look up: http://vimeo.com/52896170 . If the Muses allow, we may be treated to a third newly-scored Chaplin film, The Pawn Shop.
This concert includes a lecture on Tom Robert’s revelations concerning Chaplin’s musical timing.
OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT SUBJECTS
Live Action-Friday, February 28 and Animated- Saturday, March 1, 7:30 pm
You and your guests are cordially invited to our fourth annual Oscar® Nominated Short Subjects! Dress in your awards season best, bring your camera, and walk our red carpet on both nights, then root for your favorite during the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2nd.
Advance single ticket price (or season ticket package) includes tickets for both nights. Individual tickets will be available at the door for each night, but at full ticket price.
“Oscar” is a trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
DAVID BURGESS –LATIN GUITAR.
Wednesday, March12, 2014
New York guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Brazil's finest solo guitar music which will include music by some of the finest Brazilian guitarists of all time: Garoto (1915-1955), who performed throughout the world with Carmen Miranda and became a favorite performer of Duke Ellington and Art Tatem; Raphael Rabello (1962-1995), who recorded with virtually every major Brazilian artist of that time; Yamandu Costa (b.1980), recognized as today’s finest Brazilian guitarist; and of course Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), the best known composer of Bossa Nova.
Master Class- Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:00 am
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