Friday, November 23, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Day 308 Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Wrapped Up The International Festival of Firsts with Liberation- A Jazz Explosion
On November 11, 2018, Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (Day 300) wrapped up 8 weeks of never before seen shows from around with world with This show featured The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra (PJO) together with trumpet player Sean Jones. PJO brought together an assembly of Pittsburgh’s best jazz artists for a celebration of jazz and to premier a new commissioned composition. This show was a jazz explosion and a dedication to all artists.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The opera, Hansel &Gretel, is based on the fairy tale by Brothers Grimm. We all know the story of the siblings who become lost in an enchanted forest, encounter the gingerbread house and must fend off the witch who turns children into gingerbread before she eats them. This Opera by Engelbart Humperdinck (not the singer) was originally written in the 1800’s in German but Pittsburgh Opera performed it in English. It was an evening to kick back and tap into your childhood as you enjoyed this playful night of music.
My blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book recommends that we “Take in some culture once in a while”. That is just what you get with the Chatham Baroque Concert Series that showcases music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Classical periods (roughly 1200 to 1800).
The concert, Beethoven: the music for piano and cello was a rare opportunity to hear Beethoven’s music on the period instruments of his time with guests Dutch cellist Jasp ter Linden and historical fortepiano expert David Breitman. It was a night back in time with music played the way that it was done in the 1700-1800’s!
Sunday, November 4, 2018
For the last 7 weeks the International Festival of Firsts has brought never before seen shows spanning the globe to Pittsburgh. This festival celebrates the idea that "there is more that unites than divides us".
Espaece was a US premiere work of origin from France created by theater director Aurélien Bory. Spatial awareness was his canvas for this visual art. Using acrobatic dancers, actors, an opera singer, a flexible wall and more, he created a unique stage experience that focused on man's placement in a space.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
(This November I mixed in some of Pittsburgh's most unique shows to add fuel to my passion for new experiences. I hope that you will continue to join me on this journey of "newness". )
Sweat-Pittsburgh Public Theater-Nov 8- Dec 9, 2018 at O’Rielly Theater
Sweat is a 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning play about the struggles of the Olstead’s Steel Tubing workers in Reading, Pennsylvania. This play dives into the lives of nine close friends in 2000 to 2008 as they face the consequences of the troubled economy.