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CSA Artist: Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra

Presented by the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series

Saturday, April 198pm

The Radiophonic Fantasies of the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra
Featuring Geneviève Grenier 

Pittsburgh-based ELCO transcends the boundaries of genre with their grassroots interpretations of pop, rock, and classical music.  In April, ELCO performs new works by composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, written specifically for a rare and exotic instrument – the Ondes Martenot. For this program, ELCO will collaborate with the renowned Québec-based ondes Martenot player Geneviève Grenier, one of about a dozen musicians in the world skilled with this exotic instrument.

The program includes new works by ELCO composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, as well as selections from Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony and works by the French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier and the Czech-French composer Bohuslav Martinu. Once again erasing distinctions of genre, ELCO will also incorporate their signature orchestral transcriptions of pop and rock songs, including songs by Air, Stereolab, and Radiohead.

Learn more about the Ondes Martenot at a special screening of Wavemakers on Tuesday, April 15.  Free to CSA shareholders. Only $5 for everyone else.

About the Local Artists

As a grassroots ensemble performing new music, new interpretations of the standard classical repertoire, and transcriptions of pop and rock music, the Pittsburgh-based Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (ELCO) is dedicated to transcending boundaries of genre and engaging new audiences. ELCO frequently collaborates with artists from a diverse range of disciplines, and often incorporates electronics alongside orchestral and standard rock instrumentation.

Visit the ELCO website for more information about the group.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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CSA Performance Series

presented by the New Hazlett Theater

Saturday, April 19-Saturday, June 14

New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receive six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.  What will your share include?  Only the best new work our local creative community has to offer, from dance and music, to theater and performance art.  Plus, shareholders have the unique opportunity to interact with the artists directly.

The New Hazlett Theater CSA 2013-14 season lineup includes projects by:

The CSA Performance Series is supported in part by The Benter Foundation and the McKinney Charitable Foundation with a media sponsorship from WYEP/WESA.

The CSA Performance Series is part of the Community Supported Arts Alliance.  For details on the visual art CSA, visit www.csapgh.com.
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Dance & Duos Benefit Concert

QM Productions, Inc.

Friday, April 258PM

Fill your heart with music and dance and help those in need.  QM Productions presents the third annual Dance & Duos Benefit Concert.  This 90 minute show features classical and contemporary ballet, vocal duos, saxophone and piano, violin and piano, and African drums.

20% of each ticket price goes to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Food and goods will be collected at the benefit.

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TEDxGrandviewAve 2014 Conference

Presented by TEDxGrandviewAve

Saturday, April 2611AM - 5PM

TEDxGrandviewAve is back, with some some of the hottest names in Pittsburgh taking the stage for a fast-talking, mind-bending idea fest. This marks the second year for the GrandviewAve version of TEDx. The lineup for 2014 features a slate of speakers, all from Pittsburgh, each addressing the theme “Dare to Create.” The onstage host will be Larkin Page-Jacobs of WESA.

Among those stepping up to the mike: Ian Rosenberger, Christopher Valasek, Nina Marie Barbuto, Susie Meister, and Leah Lizarondo.

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Jazz Mazz

Presented by Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 26-27Saturady 8PM, Sunday 4PM

Pittsburgh legend Joe Negri and his quartet provide the accompaniment for his moving jazz treatment of the liturgical Mass.  Featuring soloists Maureen Budway (mezzo soprano) and Thomas Douglas (baritone).  Paul Basler’s interpretation of the Mass provides a suitable pairing, including African overtones.  Also on this program is the Missa Kenya of Paul Balser.  Together, they make a beautiful closing to Bach Choir’s concert season.

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Concerto for Orkestra

Presented by Ben Opie and OPEK

Friday, May 28pm (doors at 7pm)

Ben Opie, OPEK, and Nizan Leibovich present the world premiere of Concerto for Orkestra, a brand new symphony for jazz orchestra.  Composed by Pittsburgh jazz musician Ben Opie, Concerto for Orkestra features ten movements styled around the idea that music is a kind of transportation.  Following in the tradition of Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, Opie has brought his considerable talent to bear to create an original full length symponic composition for jazz orchestra.

The completion of Concerto for Orkestra was made possible by an Investing in Professional Artists: Creative Development Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.  It premiers at the New Hazlett Theater this May.

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The Devil’s Arithmetic

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Saturday, May 10-18

Hannah, a modern day teenager, has to celebrate yet another Jewish holiday with her family.  But this year will be different.  Little does she know her world is about change.  Hannah is mysteriously transported back to the Holocaust, and with Hannah, we too become caught up in a world of deceit, discoveries, friendship, faith, and family.

Based on the Newbery Award-winning novel by Jane Yolen and adapted by Barry Kornhauser, The Devil’s Arithmetic is directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith.

Special Mother’s Day Event: Sunday, May 11 at 2:30
A matinee performance of The Devil’s Arithmetic followed by special guest speaker and award-winning author Jane Yolen with a book signing afterwards.  Sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and presented in partnership with the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Rzewski plays Rzewski

Presented by The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music

Saturday, May 247:30PM

American maverick composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski has made his home in Brussels since the 1970s. Now 76, his appearances in the US are less and less frequent. Compared by turns to legendary pianist Glenn Gould and blacklisted folk singer Pete Seeger, Rzewski’s works are often anarchic, sometimes satirical, and always powerfully virtuosic. Rzewski’s first-ever performance in Pittsburgh is long overdue.

“Rzewski plays Rzewski” is part of The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, a four day event spanning a wide range of contemporary chamber music.  For more information on the festival, visit Alia Musica online.

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The Philosophical Baby

Presented by Saint Vincent College Threshold Series

Monday, June 27:30 pm

Dr. Alison Gopnik is professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children’s learning and development and was the first to argue that children’s minds could help us understand deep philosophical questions.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Dr. Gopnik presents The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us about Love, Truth, and the Meaning of Life.

Admission is free, however all seats are reserved and admission will be by ticket only. Please send your name, address, daytime phone (include area code) and number of seats requested to the Threshold Box Office at threshold@stvincent.edu.

All reservations will be con-firmed by return email. Please note that tickets will be held at the box office for pickup when you arrive for the presentation; no tickets are mailed in advance. Tickets not claimed by 7:10 p.m. will be released.

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Dailey & Vincent

Presented by Druskey Entertainment

Wednesday, June 47PM (Doors 6PM)

In the world of acoustic traditional music, “sibling harmony” is special. It’s no accident that the best harmonies in bluegrass, dating back to its earliest days, have been by siblings: the Monroe Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, the Osborne Brothers… the list goes on.  Although Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent aren’t related by blood, the instinctive vocal blend they have achieved rivals that of any singing siblings: it’s no accident that they titled an earlier album Brothers From Different Mothers, and with Brothers Of The Highway, the ties they’ve forged grow ever stronger.

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CSA Artist: Maree ReMalia

Presented by the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series

Saturday, June 148pm

In The Ubiquitous Mass of Us (working title), Maree ReMalia | merrygogo investigates the way we take up space.  From silly to somber, the performance oscillates between movement and sound, exploring a broad-range of physical expressions as it flows in and around the work of visual artist Blaine Siegel.  Experience this singular group of artists through their investigations into the occupation and demarcation of space.  Featuring Joseph Hall, Taylor Knight, Adil Mansoor, Moriah Ella Mason, Beth Ratas, Jil Stifel, and Anna Thompson with David Bernabo and costume designer Rachel Vallozzi.

About the Local Artists

Maree ReMalia is a dance artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Through merrygogo she directs project-based performance works with communities of shifting collaborators.  Her choreography has been presented in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big Box and DanceWorks Series, Movement Research at the Judson Church, PearlArts Studios Artists-in-Residence Series, 60×60, SpringUp Dance Festival, and the Williamsburg Free Fest.  In spring 2013, she will perform with Staycee Pearl dance project and in Paul Kruse’s new play, Chickens.  She is thrilled to present an original work in the New Hazlett’s CSA Performance Series in June 2014 in collaboration with Pittsburgh-area artists!  ReMalia is also a certified instructor of the Gaga movement language and practitioner of the Ilan Lev Method.
Maree ReMalia receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  This performance is also supported in part by The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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Shine Your Light

Presented by Bethany Baptist Church

Saturday, June 211PM and 6PM (doors at 12 and 4:30)

Be inspired through a celebration of faith, hope, and love.  With music from Godspell, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, and more.  Shine Your Light supports Daikonia, Bethany Baptist Church’s nonprofit outreach program.

Tickets available online or by calling (412) 731.8037.  Admission includes silent auction, performance, and reception.