Category Archives: Upcoming Events

The Music of Bob Dylan

Mr. Smalls Presents Steve Hackman & MCP in the world premiere of "The Times They Are A-Changin': The Words and Music of Bob Dylan," Jan. 25-28. The MCP teams up with composer/arranger Steve Hackman in his only Pittsburgh performance this year to present the world premiere of “The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan,” an exciting new work based on the music of...

Highmark Holiday Pops

It's everyone's favorite time of the year - the Highmark Holiday Pops!  Join the Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, vocalist Ryan Silverman, and conductor Andrés Franco, as we perform everyone's favorite holiday music.  Keep your eyes open, and you just might see a certain jolly old elf and his eight tiny reindeer!...

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate 30 years of Zelda with a one-night only performance of live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma. The Symphony of the Goddesses features a reimagined score that draws from recent and requested Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora’s Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as...

Verdi’s Requiem

Manfred Honeck conducts the Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and soloists in a performance of Guiseppe Verdi's operatic Requiem.  Composed in memory of poet Alessandro Manzoni, the Requiem was first performed in 1874 in Milan.  Verdi wrote this music much as he wrote his operas - with high drama, emotions, and sweeping melodies - but he was roundly criticized for it being too operatic for the religious setting.  Join...