Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

Welcome! PITT ARTS Free group Arts Encounters include tickets and transportation. All who sign up for these sought-after arts events are expected to attend the entire program with the group.

1. Godspell- Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
2. Il Trovatore - Pittsburgh Opera
3. Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
4. TINA: The Tina Turner Musical- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

1. Godspell
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Saturday, March 25
Start Time: 7:20 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:30 p.m.

Originally conceived at Carnegie Mellon University by then-student John-Michael Tebelak, and later completed with music by CMU graduate Stephen Schwartz, Godspell has since become a cultural phenomenon. The show is structured as a series of parables, primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew, interspersed with music, including the huge hit, Day by Day. With its message of community and its joyful musical score, Godspell has been performed all over the world.

2. Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Pittsburgh Opera
Friday, March 31
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:10 p.m.

Jealousy. Sorcery. Vengeance. Forbidden love. Verdi’s powerful drama set in 16th century Spain has it all for a sensational night out, with one rousing aria and chorus after another. The story follows Count di Luna, who is obsessed with the young noblewoman, Leonora. She instead is in love with a mysterious stranger who serenades her every night. Famous for its thunderous "Anvil Chorus," experience opera at its most operatic in this hot-blooded, high-stakes performance.

3.Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, April 2
Start Time: 1:40 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 4:30 p.m.

In Rachmaninoff’s final composition, we hear a culmination of his multifaceted career in the thoughtful, sometimes mournful, Symphonic Dances. Also on this program, hear Francesco Piemontesi perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, alongside Unsuk Chin’s forcefully brilliant work, subito con forza. This is the very last Spring Free Arts Encounter at the Symphony!

4.TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Friday, April 7
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:45 p.m.

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is an uplifting comeback story like no other, featuring the much-loved songs of rock icon Tina Turner. The musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll winning 12 Grammy Awards and world-wide acclaim. You don’t want to miss it!

Free Museum Visits

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! Click on the link below for more information on visitor guidelines before planning your visit.

Learn more about PITT ARTS Free Museum Visits here.