September Concerts

The Australian Pink Floyd Show September 13, Heinz Hall Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra September 17, Heinz Hall Moonlight Masquerade September 30 - October 2, Heinz Hall The Music of John Williams Graham Nash September 24, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

On the Passing of Robert Page

Three men contributed to my development as a singer and choral conductor; John Elliott, my high school choir director, Elmer Thomas, my college choir director, and Robert Page. With the recent passing of Bob, they've all left us now. Bob's influence on me as a singer and composer of choral music cannot be quantified. I spent ten seasons singing for Bob in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. For all but my first season, I was a member of the professional core and for my last season, was privileged to be one of his conducting assistants. For several years, I was...

Discovering Wild and Wonderful Jazz

When asked to name their favorite kind of music, many folks will say they listen to mostly one kind; be it country, hip hop, hard rock, rap, etc. I, and most of my musician friends and acquaintances will tell you we listen to many different styles of music and our current favorite changes often, frequently triggered by a chance hearing of some new piece of music in concert or, as in my case in many instances, on TV. My recording collection is pretty eclectic: it contains classical music from the Renaissance to the avant-garde, lots of choral music of...

July/August Concerts

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra July 6. Heinz Hall Back to the Future in HD with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 14, Heinz Hall A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 16, Heinz Hall The Magical Music of Harry Potter with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 21, Heinz Hall The Music of the Eagles with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 22, Heinz Hall The Music of David Bowie with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 23, Heinz Hall Classical Summer Party: "1812 Overture" & More with the Pittsburgh Symphony
  • September Concerts

    The Australian Pink Floyd Show September 13, Heinz Hall Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra September 17, Heinz Hall Moonlight Masquerade September 30 – October 2, Heinz Hall The Music of John Williams Graham Nash September 24, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

  • On the Passing of Robert Page

    Three men contributed to my development as a singer and choral conductor; John Elliott, my high school choir director, Elmer Thomas, my college choir director, and Robert Page. With the recent passing of Bob, they’ve all left us now. Bob’s influence on me as a singer and composer of choral music cannot be quantified. I spent ten seasons singing for Bob in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. For all but my first season, I was a member of the professional core and for my last season, was privileged to be one of his conducting assistants. For several years, I was…

  • Discovering Wild and Wonderful Jazz

    When asked to name their favorite kind of music, many folks will say they listen to mostly one kind; be it country, hip hop, hard rock, rap, etc. I, and most of my musician friends and acquaintances will tell you we listen to many different styles of music and our current favorite changes often, frequently triggered by a chance hearing of some new piece of music in concert or, as in my case in many instances, on TV. My recording collection is pretty eclectic: it contains classical music from the Renaissance to the avant-garde, lots of choral music of all…

  • July/August Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra July 6. Heinz Hall Back to the Future in HD with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 14, Heinz Hall A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 16, Heinz Hall The Magical Music of Harry Potter with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 21, Heinz Hall The Music of the Eagles with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 22, Heinz Hall The Music of David Bowie with the Pittsburgh Symphony July 23, Heinz Hall Classical Summer Party: “1812 Overture” & More with the Pittsburgh Symphony

  • June Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra June 10 & 12, Heinz Hall The Earth: An HD Odyssey Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé Copland: El Salón México The Earth: An HD Odyssey R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine June 17-19, Heinz Hall Season Finale Mozart: Rondo in C major for Violin and Orchestra Klezmer Violin Concerto (conceived by Noal Bendix-Balgley) Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor June 24-26, Heinz Hall The Lord of the Rings and More: Film Music of Howard Shore

  • May Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra May 6-8, Heinz Hall Choose Your Own Tchaikovsky Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D major Liszt: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor May 13-15, Heinz Hall Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier Strauss: Elektra Symphonic Rhapsody Hartl: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier May 22, 2:00pm Heinz Hall Live from Berlin via Satellite Broadcast Free Event: call 412.392.4900 Pittsburgh Opera May 3, 6, 8, Benedum Center Igor Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress Washington Symphony Orchestra May 7, 2016 We Will Rock You!…

  • April Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra April 1-3, Heinz Hall Emanuel Ax Returns Brahms: Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major O Fortuna and other choral favorites April 15 & 17, Heinz Hall Carpenter Plays Carpenter Carpenter: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor Pittsburgh Opera April 2, 5, 8, 10, Benedum Center Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seviulle April 30, Benedum Center Igor Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre April 15-17, Benedum Center Le Corsaire Bach Choir of Pittsburgh April 30, the Carrie Furnace site in Braddock, PA Smoke and Steel, a newly commissioned work from composer Nancy Galbraith…

  • PSO – J.S. Bach: St. John Passion

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra March 6, 2016 J.S. Bach: St. John Passion Manfred Honeck, conductor Sam Helfrich, director Vocalists: Martin Lattke, Paul Armin Edelmann, Sunhae Im, Andrey Nemzer, Thomas Cooley, Lucas Meachem, Alexander Elliott, Jeffrey Klefstad, Amelia D’Arcy, Jonathan MacDonald The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Bach, Beethoven and Brahms – the classical music triumvirate, the original killer B’s. I have been a huge fan of J.S. Bach’s music since I had the opportunity to sing his B Minor Mass as an undergraduate music student in Cincinnati. Universally acknowledged as a genius, his music is not programmed by symphony orchestras as much…

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