Enjoying classical music is a beloved pastime, and something that everyone in your family can enjoy. Not necessarily an acquired taste or for those with refined palates, these classical music performances will appeal to all ages and music enthusiasts.
237 7th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Nov. 11, 14 and 16, 2014
Not seen in Pittsburgh since 1990, “Otello” is Shakespeare’s literary and theatrical masterpiece of “Othello,” developed for the opera by Giuseppe Verdi. An incredible, visceral drama, before the audience’s eyes, Otello transforms from loving husband to cold-blooded killer. Putting his trust in the deceitful Lago, but believes his loving wife Desdemona has betrayed him, this four-act play was first performed for the public in 1887. Tickets for the Pittsburgh performance can be purchased here.
Music for the Spirit
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Date: Nov. 20, 2014
As part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s admission-free Music for the Spirit program, the PSO invites the public to join resident music director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring the Music for the Spirit Chamber Choir under the direction of Robert Page and Christine Hestwood. The concerts will include some of the most well-known and well-loved works of the PSO’s collection. Soprano soloist Sari Gruber and actor Don Marinelli will be in attendance as special guests.
Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Date: Feb. 16, 2015
The Jerusalem Quartet continues to be an admired, frequent visitor to major venues throughout North America. With a rising reputation stateside, the foursome has played in venues throughout Chicago, New York, Pennsylvania, California, Washington and Ohio. The Jerusalem Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi and the group’s albums have been awarded with numerous accolades. The Pittsburgh performance will feature the quartet’s enchanting rendition of Haydn’s Quartet in G minor, five Schulhoff pieces and Schumann’s Quartet in A major.
The Tallis Scholars with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
600 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Dec, 10, 2014
After a staggering 99 events in 80 different venues throughout 16 countries, join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a special presentation of The Tallis Scholars. Established as leading proponents of Renaissance Sacred Music, this concert will help theatergoers get right into the Christmas spirit by playing a delightful assortment of seasonal music. As an additional treat, the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass will also entice with selections from its various Christmas albums, filled with their own beautiful, swirling flair for an unforgettable and enchanting evening.
Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.