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Nov
17
Fri
In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

We don’t know about you, but we’re THANKFUL FOR DANCING! Meet us at Spirit Friday, November 17th at 6pm to dance out your pre-holiday season feelings and help raise money for Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners). Your $5 cover will go towards reading and educational materials that will be sent to prisoners across the state to turn time served into a period of growth and education. As always, plan on showing up early to grab a few slices and a few drinks before sliding out onto the dance floor!

Nov
24
Fri
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 24 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
25
Sat
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 25 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
26
Sun
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 26 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
27
Mon
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 27 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
28
Tue
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 28 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Give Big Pittsburgh @ Online
Nov 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Give Big Pittsburgh @ Online

Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Foundation and local sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

Nov
29
Wed
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 29 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
30
Thu
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 30 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Dec
1
Fri
Craft for a Cause Benefiting the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services @ Hobby Prodigy
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo courtesy of Hobby Prodigy

Family-owned Pittsburgh craft studio, Hobby Prodigy announced that they have collaborated with the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services for the month of December. C.L.A.S.S is to host an event with Hobby Prodigy’s – Crafts for A Cause program. This event will be held at Hobby Prodigy on Friday, December 1st from 5:00-9:00pm at The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Center Drive, Pittsburgh PA, 15205.

During C.L.A.S.S’s event on December 1st, all crafters from 5:00-9:00pm will receive a FREE pair of leggings courtesy of LuLaRoe Erin M Brown.

The Children’s Liver Association for Support Services supports children and families that have been affected by pediatric liver disease and transplantation. They offer a toll-free hotline, educational materials, a parent match program, financial assistance, as well as providing snacks and quick meals for 3 units at Children’s Hospital of UPMC, character themed band aids, new clothing, and holiday/Sunday dinners.

“C.L.A.S.S cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for businesses like Hobby Prodigy that help make our dreams a reality. Without the love and support of businesses like Hobby Prodigy, we would not be able to support families living with pediatric liver disease in the ways we do.”  – Stephan Circle, C.L.A.S.S Co-President

Hobby Prodigy’s goal is to give back to the community one craft at a time. Hobby Prodigy expects to raise funds to help C.L.A.S.S’s goals, raise awareness and give guests an insight on all that C.L.A.S.S offers. Hobby Prodigy achieves this goal by educating Hobby Prodigy customers about C.L.A.S.S before placing their craft order, giving customers content to share, donating 10% of all “photo/vinyl coaster” projects crafted the entire month of December, and posting information on the HP website. Customers also have the option of donating any amount to the non-profit at check out any day during December. The day of C.L.A.S.S’s event, 10% of ALL projects crafted will be donated to the non-profit.

About Hobby Prodigy

Hobby Prodigy is a D.I.Y. craft studio that focuses on giving back to the community. Hobby Prodigy offers a true Do-It-Yourself experience by providing a variety of unique crafts; doing so in a fun and safe environment.

LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts | Sewickley | Pennsylvania | United States

Sewickley Light Up Night is a longstanding holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to Sweetwater on December 1 for our Let the Men Cook Fundraiser! Enjoy holiday music, Holiday mART shopping, and a gourmet meal provided by our all male volunteer-chef team! The evening menu includes many original family recipes that won’t disappoint! All ages welcome!

*Shopping extended until 10:00pm.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY. $15/adult, $5/children 12 & under

Holiday mART is a fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater’s numerous art programs and scholarships for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

Dec
8
Fri
Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert @ Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm

Come celebrate a festive evening at Passavant Hospital Foundation’s annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert featuring the Pine Creek Community Band on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village. The event begins at 5:30 PM, with a free reception open to the public featuring gift basket raffles, cookies and hot chocolate, and food provided by Texas Roadhouse and other local vendors. Individual tickets for the concert are available for $5 each. Call 412-748-6640 to reserve your tickets.

All proceeds from the Sounds of the Season concert will benefit the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund.

A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre | Butler | Pennsylvania | United States

December 8 & 9
A Drive- In Christmas

“Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG)

Special Winter Food Menu

OPEN Fri & Sat at 6:00; SHOW 7:00
See us on TV! Go to our “Events” page.

Price: $4 – $8
Ages 0-2 Free
Ages 3-11 $4 Ages 12-64 $8 Ages 65+ $6 Military or Vet $6

Dec
9
Sat
14th Annual Cookie Walk @ St. Peter & St. Paul's Ukranian Church Carnegie
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The St. Matrona Sisterhood announces its 14th Annual Cookie Walk to be held Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Homemade cookies and specialty pastries will fill the church hall located on Mansfield Blvd in Carnegie (just off the 79 exit). Some of our featured cookies will include nut crescents, fruit filled kolache, Ukrainian truffles, Italian rum balls, almond cookies, Hamentaschen and Russian tea cakes along with hundreds of beautifully decorated holiday favorites. Nut rolls, lady locks, biscotti, pizzelles and gluten free cookies will also be available.

The assortment will amaze you!! Cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds from the “Cookie Walk” enable the Sisterhood to continue its maintenance and beautification projects of the church, a Pittsburgh National Landmark Building, as well as support our many community outreach programs.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9th and join hte hundreds of Pittsburghers who have already made this event a holiday family tradition!

A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre | Butler | Pennsylvania | United States

December 8 & 9
A Drive- In Christmas

“Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG)

Special Winter Food Menu

OPEN Fri & Sat at 6:00; SHOW 7:00
See us on TV! Go to our “Events” page.

Price: $4 – $8
Ages 0-2 Free
Ages 3-11 $4 Ages 12-64 $8 Ages 65+ $6 Military or Vet $6

Dec
10
Sun
Paws & Claus Pet Pictures @ Bakery Square
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Paws & Claus Pet Pictures @ Bakery Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Bring your furry friends to visit Santa! Both cats and dogs are welcome to get their holiday picture with Santa Claus. In return for a suggested donation of just $5 to the Humane Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh, you will receive a commemorative photo instantly by email. 

Santa will be in our pop-up Christmas space next to Jimmy John’s from 2 PM to 6 PM.

Please be prepared for long lines. Check out our Pictures with Santa Event for kids of all ages on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th!

FREE parking for three hours is available in the parking garage!

Dec
15
Fri
Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Dec
17
Sun
Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Jan
12
Fri
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Jan 12 all-day
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.

Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.

*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.

Jan
16
Tue
Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra @ Mad Mex Robinson
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra @ Mad Mex Robinson | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

MAD MEX is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra to hold a benefit dinner, with 100% of the proceeds going towards PYPO!

Join us on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Your $35 ticket includes dinner from a fantastic all-you-can eat Buffet-Style Fajita Party including chips, salsa and guacamole, salad, chicken wings and all the fix-ins to make delicious fajitas, including vegetarian options. Also included are soft drinks and unlimited trips to Mad Mex’s special dessert table!

 

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Organizer of Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for PYPO

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (PYPO) fosters a life-long love of music through its programs in instrumental music.  We instruct and inspire string, woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 6-18 through three levels of orchestras, chamber music, concert tours and summer camps.