Sunday, April 27, 2014

Il Divo, Lea Salonga Perform


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Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Il Divo, with special guest Lea Salonga, will perform on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 7:30 pm, at the Benedum Center.  Following a successful week of concerts in November 2013 at New York City’s Marquis Theater, Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing IL DIVO A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of their world tour.

This concert tour is promoted by Live Nation and supports the group’s sixth studio album A Musical Affair, their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel and West Side Story (music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim).  “It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album,” says Urs Buhler from Il Divo. “We can't wait to now perform them in our own style to our fans around the world.”  The show was developed by long-term Il Divo collaborator and artistic director Brian Burke.

“A joyous experience from start to finish, Il Divo is an affair that deserves to be seen, enjoyed, and embraced by everyone who appreciates good music brilliantly sung by professionals at the top of their game.” ̶ The Epoch Times

For tickets ($52.00  ̶  $125.00) and information about VIP packages, visit, call 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For more information about parking garages and real time parking availability in the Cultural District, visit:

Il Divo’s international vocalists include tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop artist Sébastien Izambard of France, and tenor David Miller from the United States. Their latest record and current concert tour marks a milestone for the four singers as they commemorate the success of a 10-year career together.  To date, Il Divo has sold over 26 million albums worldwide, achieved over 50 number one records, received 160 gold and platinum sales awards in over 33 countries, and staged four groundbreaking world tours.  For more information about Il Divo, visit:

Special guest artist on this tour, vocalist and Broadway star Lea Salonga, is best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon  for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards. Other highlights in Ms. Salonga’s career: she was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway; and provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998).  For more information about Lea Salonga, visit

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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HACP to Open Lottery for Housing Choice Voucher Program, April 28 – May 11, 2014

HACP to Open Lottery for Housing Choice Voucher Program, April 28 – May 11, 2014

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) will help address the city’s growing demand for affordable housing by opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program to new applicants, with the goal of adding 5,000 families to its waiting list through a lottery system. Applications will be accepted online between April 28 and May 11, 2014. At the conclusion of the application period, a lottery process will determine which applicants will be placed on the HACP’s waiting list as well as the order of placement on the list.

As rental prices continue to rise and the city’s stock of affordable housing becomes increasingly scarce, HACP anticipates that up to 20,000 applications will be submitted for the lottery. In order to accommodate the high volume of applications, HACP will be using an online-only application system, housed at:

Applications can be submitted from any public or personal computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet
access. Individuals without immediate internet access can find out more information about the application process by calling the Housing Choice Voucher Program Lottery Hotline at 1-855-781-8894, available 24 hours a day.

“Pittsburgh families are in dire need of affordable housing options and re-opening the HCV Waiting List should provide relief to the thousands of individuals struggling to find an affordable place to call home,” HACP Executive Director Caster D. Binion said.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program lottery application period will begin at exactly 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2014 and will close promptly at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014. Applications may be submitted any time during the two-week period. There is no benefit to when or where an applicant submits their information so long as it is fully completed and submitted before the deadline.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Jackson, HACP Chief Community Affairs Officer, at 412-456-5058.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dominating Defensive Performance Pushed the Pittsburgh Passion to Victory in Carolina

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Contact: Chelsea Zahn

Dominating Defensive Performance Pushed the Pittsburgh Passion to Victory in Carolina 

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Passion kicked off the season tonight in their 100th game against the defending National Champions the Carolina Phoenix in Durham, North Carolina.
The first touchdown of the season came early when Passion Quarterback, Lisa Horton connected to Wide Receiver, Rachel Wojdowski in a 9-yard Touchdown Pass to give the
Passion an early 7-0 lead.  The first quarter also showcased the Passion’s defense and would continue throughout by ending the quarter 7-6.   After a Passion interception by Rookie, Defensive Back, Ashley Strawn, the Passion offense led by Horton began to roll.  Touchdowns by Wojdowski and Fullback, Kadesha Clark gave the team a lead.  The Passion led at the half 20-6. The second half started with an onside kick recovery by the Passion.  The game quickly turned into a battle of the defenses as both squads exchanged possessions in the second half. The Passion broke the goal line for one more rushing touchdown by Clark late in the fourth to make the final score Pittsburgh Passion 29 – Carolina Phoenix 6. 

Horton led the team with 215 yards passing and 2 touchdown connections both to Wojdowski.  The leading rusher of the night was Running Back, Ciara Chic with 72 yards. 
Clark added 44 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground.  The receiving duo of Rachel Wojdowski and Amanda Haeg combined for 15 receptions for 190 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Linebacker, Octavia Griswold led the team with 7 tackles.   Ashley Strawn and Krissy Edmonds each had one interception and veteran player Beth Amato had a fumble recovery.  The Passion defense also got on the scoring act in the 4th quarter with Defensive Lineman, Kaitlain Niedermeyer tackling the Carolina Phoenix ball carrier in the end zone for a safety and contributed to 6 more tackles during the game.

The Pittsburgh Passion (1-0) will travel to Philadelphia on April 19, to take on the Philadelphia Firebirds in their week two match-up on the road. For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Talk Magazine’s 2014 PA African-American Network Convention

MARCH 31, 2014

CONTACT:  Luther J. Sewell
                    Talk Magazine
                    Phone:  412.823.4007

Talk Magazine’s 2014 PA African-American
Network Convention

Pittsburgh, PA  -  On April 25 & 26, 2014, Talk Magazine, a 51-year old African-American owned publication, and several statewide organizations will host the Eleventh Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention with informative Panel Discussions and exceptional Speakers.  This two-day Convention is FREE, open to the public, and will convene at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

The Opening Reception is on Friday, April 25 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Remarks from various Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and State Elected Officials. 

Jake Wheatley, Pa House of Representatives
On Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 noon, beginning with Morning Remarks from Rep. Jake Wheatley, leading into Open Panel Discussions focused on the importance of Foundation wealth distribution to minority agencies and programs, along with diversity of boards, and interaction with front-line service groups.  In addition, topics will include the importance of sharing resources to improve efficiency and growth of minority organizations.   

Planning is ongoing and we will update names of speakers and panelists closer to the event dates.

For additional information, call 412.823.4007.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Night of Filled with Sword Fights and Monologues, Shakespeare's 450th

Prime Stage Theatre Brings Shakespeare Unleashed to the Stage
A Night of Filled with Sword Fights and Monologues
PITTSBURGH – Prime Stage Theatre is honoring Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with swordplay and seldom heard Shakespearean monologues and scenes.

Shakespeare Unleashed, part of the continuing season of 2nd Stage at Prime Stage, will be held on Friday, April 18.

Directed by Dek Ingraham, Shakespeare Unleashed celebrates Shakespeare’s artistry in speeches that the audience may have never heard and gives the experience of up close – but safe – action of swordplay. Fight Choreography by Tonya Lynn is sure to impress.

Come out and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare. Join us at Max’s Allegheny Tavern, located at 537 Suismon Street on the North Side, beginning at 7:00 pm with the performance running from 7:30-8:30pm.

Limited seating is available.

Tickets are $15 and available in advance only. 

For more information on the show or to buy tickets, visit

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Our mission is to entertain, educate and enrich families, students, and educators in the discovery of live theatre and literature.



Samantha Stonebraker
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Prime Stage Theatre - "Bringing Literature to Life"


PITTSBURGH, PA– The 17th installment of Art All Night: Lawrenceville will be held beginning 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014. Art All Night is an annual non- juried, uncensored 24-hour art show in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Art All Night admission and artist participation is free and open to the public. Art All Night merchandise is available for purchase and a live art auction features the collaborative work of on-site artists. All the proceeds from the evening directly support Art All Night.
The 17th annual Art All Night will feature original artwork, activities for children and adults, an art auction and live entertainment. Throughout the night, guests can participate in collaborative art activities, including chalk art, group improv sessions, and memory drawing. On-site artists will collaborate to create a work of art, and the live art auction gives guests a chance to bid on the pieces created during the 24-hour period.

Art All Night for Children
Children's activities will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and again 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The children's area will be adjacent to a youth-friendly section of art; the rest of the show is uncensored. Children and families will have the chance to build their own cardboard city, weave using recycled materials, and create silkscreen prints, among other fun activities.

Call for Artists
Art All Night is a community event that gives everyone an opportunity to exhibit art. Artists are encouraged to participate by submitting one work to the show, regardless of age or skill level. All mediums are accepted and participation is always free. Registration will be available online in early April at
To participate in the show, artists must drop off their work between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, April 26, at Willow Street Development, 40th and Willow Street in Lawrenceville. All artwork must arrive ready to hang or otherwise be displayed. Artists submitting work will need to show a photo ID during both registration and pickup; art pickup is 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Call for Donations and Volunteers
Donations can also be made to the event in all forms from local businesses and friends of Art All Night. All donors will be listed on the acknowledgement board during the event. Art All Night is an event organized and staffed entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the 24 hour period and volunteers can assist with various tasks during the event. Visit to learn more about volunteering and donation opportunities.
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Art All Night Online
Connect with the Art All Night team via social media. Join the event on Facebook at and follow @ArtAllNight on Twitter for event updates, behind-the- scenes pictures and more. Find inspiration, photos and other information for this year’s Art All Night: Lawrenceville by searching the hashtag #AAN17. Use #ImAnArtAllNighter to be a part of the conversation with the Art All Night volunteer team and other Art All Night participants.

Event Address:
40th and Willow Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Hours: 4 p.m. April 26, 2014, to 2 p.m. April 27, 2014
Admission: Free
General Contact: (412) 235-1950Press: press@artallnight.orgAddress: Lawrenceville Corporation, 100 43rd Street, Suite 106, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Maya Henry
Director of Special Initiatives
Lawrenceville Corporation
The Ice House Studios
100 43rd Street, Suite 106
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
PHONE: 412-621-1616 x103
FAX: 412-621-1555
Visit and become a member today!

NCJW Spring Designer Days event to be held April 24-27, 2014

NCJW Spring Designer Days event to be held April 24-27, 2014
NCJW showcases home furnishings store, offers shoppers two exciting opportunities in 2014 to shop discount designer labels and support NCJW initiatives

Pittsburgh, PA (April 9, 2014) — This spring, National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) will kick off an exciting new sale for Designer Days shoppers. The first-ever Spring Designer Days shopping event will be held April 24-27 at the NCJW Home Consignment Store, located at 1913 Monongahela Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 in Swissvale.

Additionally, NCJW’s annual fall Designer Days event will be held November 6-9, also at the Home Consignment Store. 

“We’re thrilled to offer our loyal customers an opportunity to shop Designer Days fashions twice a

year for a great cause,” said Andrea Kline Glickman, NCJW Pittsburgh Section Executive Director. “This will be a wonderful way for our shoppers to incorporate shopping for eclectic, high-end home furnishings, as well as designer clothing and accessories–adding to the excitement of the Designer Days weekend.”

NCJW’s Designer Days events support extensive programming and initiatives that benefit women, children and families throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region. Proceeds from this year’s Spring Designer Days event and the fall sale will directly support NCJW initiatives and community service projects, including The Center for Women, a joint initiative of NCJW and The Jewish Women’s Foundation. Launched in 2013, The Center for Women works to ensure women in the community are able to achieve and maintain economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Center for Women provides programs and initiatives dedicated to helping women increase financial literacy, build career-related skills, connect with mentorship and internship opportunities and provide referrals to additional support services.
All year long, NCJW collects designer labels as well as name brands and sells them at the Designer Days shopping extravaganza, including: Armani, Michael Kors, Tahari, Escada, Lafayette 148, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Donna Degnan, Cole Haan and Stuart Weitzman. Some of the fashion world’s best names are offered at a fraction of the original cost at Designer Days. Shoppers can find new and gently-worn clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry for men, women and children.

In addition to gently-used and new designer labels, NCJW’s Home Consignment Store location offers a unique opportunity to shop eclectic home furnishings, and is located in the same plaza as NCJW’s Thriftique store. Shoppers will receive coupons to all of NCJW’s stores.

The shopping weekend will kick off on Thursday, April 24 with the Spring Designer Days Preview Shopping Party. Along with an opportunity to shop prior to the weekend public sale, guests will enjoy food and desserts from many of Pittsburgh’s food trucks.

Admission to the Spring Designer Days Preview Shopping Party is $20 per person and can be paid at the door. Shoppers who attend the Preview Party obtain first access to the best merchandise.

Designer Days continues on Friday the 25th with a preview sale from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ($10 admission at the door, open to the public) and then a two-day free admission public sale on April 26 and 27. Free parking is available throughout the entire weekend.

Each year, more than 5,000 people —many of whom come year after year, and from out-of-state—are invited to visit the annual Designer Days sale for great finds and great buys.

Spring Designer Days Chair: Carolyn Jensen. NCJW Social Enterprise Committee Chair: Bear Brandegee. Spring Designer Days Event Committee: Jeff Herzog, Henry Krakovsky, Kitty Olisky, Barbara Shafran.   

For more information about the Spring Designer Days event, please visit the event Facebook page (, the NCJW website ( or contact NCJW at 412.421.6118.

2014 Designer Days Spring Fling Schedule
Spring Designer Days Preview Shopping Party
Thursday, April 24;
6-9 p.m.
$20 admission at door

Spring Designer Days
Early Bird Sale
Friday, April 25;
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$10 admission at door during Early Bird hours (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Spring Designer Days
Saturday, April 26; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission
Spring Designer Days Sale
Sunday, April 27;
Noon – 4 p.m.
Free admission

About NCJW Pittsburgh Section


The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Since our founding in 1894, NCJW Pittsburgh Section has provided a safety net for women, children and families in need, establishing pioneering programs to meet unmet needs: the first free kindergartens and penny lunch program, resettlement support for newly arriving refugees, the program that would eventually become Headstart and so much more. We have rallied – and continue to rally -- for reproductive choice the protection of women and children from all forms of abuse and for laws, policies and practices that improve the economic independence of women. Today, NCJW’s nonsectarian community service projects include programs like the Center for Women that supports economic independence of women in transition; Suit Yourself Voucher Program which provides free business clothes to low-income individuals re-entering the workforce, Children’s Rooms in the Courts which are a safe, fun environment for young children while their parents/caregivers tend to family court matters and Silent Witness Initiative that raises awareness of domestic violence.

For more information on NCJW Pittsburgh Section, please visit or call 412-421-6118.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


For Immediate Release
April 10, 2014

Festival, led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, opens April 25 and closes May 4

PITTSBURGH — Each of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s vast number of compositions is considered a musical gem. Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate Mozart’s extensive catalog of masterpieces during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Mozart Festival, a two-week exploration of the five pillars of Mozart’s music — symphony, concerto, chamber music, opera and sacred music.
The opening weekend of the festival, April 25-27, features celebrated Mozart scholar and pianist Robert Levin, who will join the Pittsburgh Symphony in performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a favorite concerto of Beethoven’s. 
Opening weekend concert times are 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Music of Mozart at the Carnegie Music Hall is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. The Mozart Festival finale weekend features concerts at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. Tickets for the opening and closing weekends, ranging in price from $25.75 to $105.75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting Tickets, $15-$35, for Music of Mozart can be purchased at or 412-624-4129.

The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank BNY Mellon for its 2013-2014 title sponsorship of BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Noah Bendix-Bagley
Noah Bendix-Balgley is a laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and also won third prize and a special prize for creativity at the 2008 Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris. Bendix-Balgley won the first prize at the 2011 Vibrarte International Music Competition in Paris and was awarded first Prize and a special prize for best Bach interpretation at the 14th International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini” in Fermo, Italy. As a soloist, he has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Belgique, I Pomeriggi Musicale of Milan, Orchestre Royal Chambre de Wallonie (Belgium), the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Asheville Symphony (USA). In 2011, Bendix-Balgley was appointed concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His Pittsburgh debut recital in January 2012 was named the “Best Classical Concert of 2012” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bendix-Balgley has also performed his own version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for solo violin in front of 39,000 fans at the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day at PNC Park. He is a passionate and experienced chamber musician and has performed on North American tour with the Miro String Quartet. From 2008 to 2011, he was the 1st violinist of the Munich-based Athlos String Quartet, which won a special prize at the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Berlin, and performed throughout Europe. Bendix-Balgley has appeared at numerous festivals in Europe and North America, including the Verbier Festival, Sarasota Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Brevard Music Center, and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany. Bendix-Balgley graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Munich Hochschule. He is a part of the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music as an artist lecturer and coaches several student string quartets.

William Caballero
William Caballero has been principal horn for the Pittsburgh Symphony for 25 years. Before joining the Pittsburgh Symphony in May 1989, Caballero previously held principal horn positions with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Hartford Symphony. He held third horn positions with the Montreal Symphony, Montreal Opera and acting third horn with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. He has also performed as guest principal horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the St. Louis Symphony. Born in New Mexico and reared in Wisconsin, Caballero’s early horn studies included working under Larry Simons, Barry Benjamin and Basil Tyler, as well as studying the piano and pipe organ. Caballero graduated from New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Richard Mackey and Thomas Newell, both former members of the Boston Symphony. Currently, Caballero is the associate teaching professor of horn at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. Previously, he held teaching positions at Indiana University Bloomington, Rice University in Houston, Texas and Duquesne University. He has been invited and presented master classes throughout the world including Northwestern University, Colburn School of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Indiana Bloomington, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New World Symphony and the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories. The past two summers he joined the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival as performer and teacher. For the previous seven summers, Caballero was on the faculty and performed at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
In January 2012, Caballero began collaboration with the Internet music teaching company based in Napa, California. He holds the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Anonymous Foundation Principal Horn Chair.

Manfred Honeck 
Manfred Honeck was appointed the ninth music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in January 2007, and began his tenure at the start of the 2008-2009 season. After a first extension in 2009, his contract was extended for the second time in February 2012, now through the 2019-2020 season. Honeck was born in Austria and studied music at the Academy of Music in Vienna. An accomplished violinist and violist, he spent more than 10 years as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.  He began his career as conductor of Vienna's Jeunesse Orchestra, which he co-founded, and as assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in Vienna. In 2010, Honeck was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Apart from his numerous tasks as conductor, he has been artistic director of the “International Concerts Wolfegg” in Germany for more than 15 years. Honeck served as principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008 to 2011, a position he has resumed for another three years at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season. As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic and in the United States with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Manfred Honeck's successful work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is now captured by Reference Recordings. The first SACD — of Strauss tone poems — was released in fall 2013 and received rave reviews. Several additional recordings are completed and it is expected that two releases will be issued per year.

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, soprano Sunhae Im was seen as Dorinda in a new staging of Handel’s
 Sunhae Im 
“Orlando” in Rennes, Brest, Versailles and at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. Further engagements took her to Amsterdam and Rotterdam (Brahms: “Requiem”); to France (Mozart: “Requiem” under Laurence Equilbey); to Paris, Brussels, Madrid and Crakow (Handel: “La Resurrezione”); to the Kölner Philharmonie and the Salle Pleyel in Paris (Handel: “Orlando”); and to the Wiener Musikverein and the Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels (Bach: “Weihnachtsoratorium”). In Berlin, she did a Christmas program with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra. Since her European stage debut in 2000, South Korean Im—who studied at the Seoul National University under the guidance of Lokyung Pak and at the University of Karlsruhe under Roland Hermann—has proven her artistic versatility in a multitude of international productions. She has been a guest at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Oper Frankfurt, the Staatsoper Hamburg, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opéra National de Paris (Euridice in Gluck’s “Orfeo” under Thomas Hengelbrock), the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Ilia in “Idomeneo,” Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Constance in Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” under Manfred Honeck), the Korean National Opera (Adina in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” and Ilia under Myung-Whun Chung), the Budapest Palace of Arts (Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” under Iván Fischer), and the Theater an der Wien (“La Finta Giardiniera” and “L’Orfeo”). Im has been invited to renowned festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Salzburg Festival and Haydn International Festival and has worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic. She has worked with conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, William Christie, Fabio Biondi, Thomas Hengelbrock, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Chailly, Lothar Zagrosek, Sylvain Cambreling, Ton Koopman, Marek Janowski and René Jacobs. She also has close ties to the ensembles of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (AKAMUS), as well as the Freiburger Barockorchester. Her repertoire includes works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Rameau, Charpentier, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Mahler and Mendelssohn.

 Sunhae Im 
Pianist and conductor Robert Levin has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. His solo engagements include the orchestras of Atlanta, Berlin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, Utah and Vienna on the Steinway with such conductors as Semyon Bychkov, James Conlon, Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. On period pianos, he has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Handel & Haydn Society, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Renowned for his improvised embellishments and cadenzas in Classical period repertoire, Levin has recorded a Mozart concerto cycle for Decca; a Beethoven concerto cycle for DG Archiv (including the world premiere recording of Beethoven’s arrangement of the Fourth Concerto for piano and string quintet); and the complete Bach harpsichord concertos with Helmuth Rilling. A passionate advocate of new music, Levin has commissioned and premiered a large number of works.  He is a renowned chamber musician and a noted theorist and musicologist. His completions of Mozart fragments are published by Bärenreiter, Breitkopf & Härtel, Carus, Peters and Wiener Urtext Edition, and recorded and performed throughout the world.

Donald Marinelli picture courtesy Carnegie Mellon
Donald Marinelli retired from Carnegie Mellon University in April 2012, concluding 31 years of service to the university in a variety of capacities. Together with the late computer science professor Randy Pausch, Marinelli co-founded the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center. Marinelli also was a tenured professor of drama and arts management at CMU. Marinelli was integral in the creation of the Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management program, the Master of Fine Arts in Acting degree program with the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, and the Master of Entertainment Technology degree program within the ETC. He is currently executive vice president of Vissman Management, a merger, acquisition and venture capital firm based in Pittsburgh. He is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Marinelli completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa. He received a M.A. in clinical psychology, specializing in existential-phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University. Marinelli subsequently attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Ph.D. in theatre history, literature and criticism in 1987.

Michael Rusinek
Michael Rusinek joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in fall 1998 as principal clarinet. Born in Toronto, Canada, his early studies were with Avrahm Galper at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He later attended The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Upon graduation, he was appointed by Mstislav Rostropovich to the post of assistant principal clarinet with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. In addition to his position in the Pittsburgh Symphony, he has performed as guest principal clarinet with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, the St. Louis Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Rusinek has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and as a recitalist across Canada, on CBC Radio, and throughout the United States and Israel, including appearances with the Czech Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic, Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestra, National Symphony, Aspen Chamber Symphony, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Symphony Orchestra of The Curtis Institute of Music. Dedicated to teaching, he has led master classes at some of the leading institutions around the country, including The Curtis Institute, the Manhattan School of Music and the New World Symphony. He served on the faculty of the Canton International Summer Music Academy in Canton, China, for its inaugural season, and returns often to play and teach in Tianjin and Beijing. He also has served on the faculty of Instrumenta Verano in Mexico. He is currently on faculty at the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University.

Anne Martindale Williams
Anne Martindale Williams has enjoyed a successful career as principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Throughout her tenure with the orchestra, she has often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She has collaborated with guest artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, André Previn, the Emerson Quartet, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Pinchas Zukerman in numerous chamber music performances. She made her London debut performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic, Andre Previn conducting. Williams divides her time between the orchestra, teaching at Carnegie Mellon University, and solo and chamber music performances in America, Europe and the Far East. 
Editors Please Note:

Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart            Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
                                                           I. Allegro
II. Romance: Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Rondo: Allegro

                                                Concerto No. 20 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 466
                                                            I. Allegro
II. Romanza
III. Rondo: Allegro assai

Solo Improvisation á là Mozart

Concerto No. 1 in D major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 386b [412] (completed and edited by Robert. D. Levin)
                                                            I. Allegro
                                                            II. Allegro

                                                Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro

Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
MENG WANG, viola

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart            First movement of a Violin Sonata in G major KV Anh. 47/546a*
Fantasy in C minor KV 396 (385f)*
First movement from a Violin Sonata in B-flat major KV372/KV Anh. 49*
Mozart fragments completed by Harvard scholar and Classical period keyboard expert Robert Levin

                                                Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

                                                Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
SUNHAE IM, soprano

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart                        Mass in c minor, K. 417a  
I. Kyrie
Laudamus te

Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 
Laudate Dominum

Alleluia from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 158a (165)

Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618

Requiem in d minor, K. 626  
Dies Irae

Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

“Finch’ han dal vino“ (Champagne Aria) from Don Giovanni

“Deh vieni alla finestra,” Canzonetta from Don Giovanni

“Giovinette, che fate alla amore,” Duet and Chorus from Don Giovanni

“Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492

“Non più andrai” from The Marriage of Figaro

“Porgi, amor” Cavatina from The Marriage of Figaro

“Hai già vinto…Vedrò mentr'io sospiro” from The Marriage of Figaro

Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620

“Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute

“O Isis und Osiris,” Chorus of the Priests from The Magic Flute

Papageno's Suicide Scene and Duet, “Papageno! Papagena!”
from The Magic Flute

Final Chorus from The Magic Flute


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