PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

Welcome Back! PITT ARTS programs have begun for Fall 2021! Free Museum Visits began August 20, 2021.

1. Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui
2. Swingin’ at the Club
3. Mendelssohn’s Scottish
4. Artful Wednesdays: Afro Yaqui Music Collective
5. Free Museum Visits



1. Kirk Whalum & Keiko Matsui
MCG Jazz
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Meeting Time: 7:10 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:20 PM


In a career spanning decades, Kirk Whalum has a rich tenor sax sound that is uniquely his and that leaves an indelible imprint on the listener. Keiko Matsui is one of the most dynamic and important voices in instrumental music. A stunning pianist, composer and humanitarian, her transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges.

Please review MCG Jazz’s COVID-19 Safety Policies before signing up for this program. https://www.mcgjazz.org/box-office-info



2. Swingin’ at the Club
Pittsburgh Symphony PNC Pops
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Meeting Time: 1:20 PM
Estimated End Time: 4:20 PM


It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing! Inspired by Harlem's famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy, this swingin' night of musical sensations focuses on Harlem's heyday when Duke Ellington's orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Waters showcased the classics of the Great American Songbook.

Please review Heinz Hall's Health and Safety Policies before signing up for this program.
https://pittsburghsymphony.org/pso_home/web/visit-landing/safely-together



3. Mendelssohn's "Scottish"
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 8, 2021
Meeting Time: 6:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:50 PM


Mendelssohn’s serene Third Symphony was inspired by his Scottish highland holiday. Acclaimed conductor Osmo Vanska leads this, plus Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont” Overture. And the Orchestra’s Lorna McGhee plays the Pittsburgh Symphony premiere of “Wing of the Dream” by Kaija Sarriaho, her widely-praised Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.


Please review Heinz Hall's Health and Safety Policies before signing up for this program.
https://pittsburghsymphony.org/pso_home/web/visit-landing/safely-together



4.Afro Yaqui Music Collective
Artful Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 13
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Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performances and lunch, Noon-1 PM


The Afro Yaqui Music Collective combines rhythms of Africa, Asia, and the Yaqui people to imagine a world of joyful music that swings and sings and sometimes stings but always keeps us dancing toward freedom.

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! The entire Pitt community is welcome. Lunch is for Pitt students with a valid student ID.

For more information on PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays visit HERE.



5. Free Museum Visits
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One of the great PITT ARTS perks is that you are able to visit amazing museums for FREE with your valid Pitt Oakland campus student ID! Please be aware that each of the museums have new protocols due to COVID-19. Click on the link below for more information on these guidelines before planning your visit.


For more information visit PITT ARTS’ Free Museum Visits webpage.