Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Matthias Goerne + The Clarion Quartet

Electra & Jim Agras, Michele & Pat Atkins, Owen Cantor and Nancy & John Traina invite you to a very special evening featuring renowned baritone Matthias Goerne and the Clarion Quartet. This performance benefits both the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera.

6:00 –Wine and heavy Hors d’Oeuvres
7:00 – Performance by Matthias Goerne and the Clarion Quartet
Dessert Reception to follow

Space is limited so please kindly RSVP by October 1, 2019. For more information or to join the host committee, pleases contact Rebecca Anthony at ranthony@pittsburghsymphony.org.

Parking is available along the street or in the surface lots by the Harp & Fiddle or in the Cork Factory garage. Limited accessible parking is available at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters by reservation only. To reserve accessible parking, please contact Sue Solito at 412-281-0912 ext. 100.

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Peace, Culture, and Remembrance | The Clarion Quartet in Berlin

On the first anniversary of the tragedy that took place at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, the Clarion Quartet will perform a selection of mid-twentieth century chamber music written by suppressed composers. Following the concert, Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and writer Adam Ehrlich Sachs will discuss culture and its role in achieving peace, as well as the impact of music and literature on an engaged international community in a conversation moderated by Academy alumnus Harry Liebersohn.

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May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Discovery & Drinks

The calamities of WWI, Hitler, and Stalin destroyed  the lives and careers of countless composers across the globe. Explore the impact of these events with performances of music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Shostakovich, and Weinberg interspersed with a fascinating narration by host Marty Bates. Drinks and discussion to follow!

Doors open at 6:45 PM

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May
13
8:00 PM20:00

Music at Rodef Shalom: The Clarion Quartet

BEETHOVEN String Quartet, opus 135
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 7
WEINBERG String Quartet No. 2

"Fate and Genius"
In this program we set the music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg in its rightful place: alongside the great string quartets of his dear friend Dimitri Shostakovich and, of course, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Admission is FREE!

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

PSO360: The Golden Age of the Violin with Vilde Frang

Violinist Vilde Frang’s profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism have elevated her as one of the leading and most individual young artists of our time. Hailed as a “grandiose talent” and an “astoundingly expressive music interpreter,” Frang joins forces with the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in two brilliant Bach concerti. PSO principal oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida steps to the front as soloist with Frang; dazzling virtuoso duos are also highlighted throughout the evening including a Mozart Duo performed by husband and wife Andrew and Laura Fuller, plus guest concertmaster Kevin Lin with cellist Will Chow on the show-stopping Kodaly Duo.  

The Clarion Quartet makes their PSO360 debut with Shostakovich’s striking Seventh String Quartet. Join Frang and the Musicians of the PSO from your seat on the Heinz Hall stage for a sparkling evening paying homge to the Golden Age of the Violin.  Order early to be sure to have your seats!

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Album Release Party!

Please join us to celebrate the release of BREAKING THE SILENCE, the debut album from the Clarion Quartet! Enjoy an evening with live music, drinks, food, conversation — and of course the chance to purchase the new CD featuring works by Erich Korngold, Viktor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff.

Admission is free but space is limited, so RSVP today!

Special thanks to Dr. Michael & Lilli Nieland for generously underwriting this event.

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May
24
3:30 PM15:30

A Visit to Terezín

The Clarion Quartet will give a concert of music by composers banned by the Third Reich on May 22 at the Terezin Memorial, on the very stage where one of the pieces was first performed. The program is Five Pieces by Erwin Schulhoff, Quartet No. 3 by Viktor Ullman and Quartet No. 3 by Erich Korngold.

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