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.Artful Wednesdays Guaracha Latin Band
2. Petruska- Pittsburgh Symphony
3. Idaspe- Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque
4. As You Like It- Carnegie Mellon Drama
5. Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top- Phipps
6. Garrick Olsson & Apollon Musagete Quartet- Chamber Music Pittsburgh

1. Guaracha Latin Band
Artful Wednesdays, October 5, 2022, Noon-1 PM
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performance and Lunch

Guaracha’s repertoire includes reggaeton and other dance genres. Guaracha represents Cuba and Pittsburgh together in the unfolding world of Latin music.

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

For more information on PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays visit HERE

2. Petruska
Pittsburgh Symphony
Friday, October 7, 2022
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

Up-and-coming conductor, Fabien Gabel, debuts with the PSO in an evening of colorful French expression and fantastical Russian melodies. Enjoy Stravinsky’s haunting and iconic story of the love-sick puppet, Petrushka, and listen as this puppet magically processes the span of human emotion, from insecurity to unrequited love to revenge. Additionally, the “first-rate artist” Karen Gomyo, makes her debut with one of violin’s staple pieces, Chausson’s Poème, followed by the U.S. premiere of Samy Moussa’s Violin Concerto inspired by the god of fire, Adranus.

3. Idaspe
Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Meeting Time: 6:10 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

Pittsburgh’s Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque are collaborating for “Idaspe” by Riccardo Broschi. The opera is directed by London composer and writer Claire van Kampen. The story follows two children who came to Naples as refugees. They are separated in an underworld where organized crime is more welcoming than “legitimate” business. The siblings become powerful bosses of opposing clans. Sung in Italian, English text projected above stage.

4. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Carnegie Mellon Drama
Thursday, October 13,2022
Meeting Time: 7:15 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

A gender-bending, rock-n-roll reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s greatest rom-coms. MFA Director Peter Andersen takes us into the forest of Arden for some rebellious young love set to new music by Bandits on the Run, a Brooklyn-based indie/folk/pop/americana band.

5. Phipps Tour of Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Meeting Time: 1:20 PM
Estimated End Time: 3:30 PM

Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top will take you on a whirlwind tour of stunning circus- and carnival-inspired botanical displays. Explore the festivities as you wander through room after room of hundreds of vibrant blooms in dramatic cascades, giant disbuds and other exciting forms. From the show’s classic hand-carved wooden carousel to whimsical animal topiaries, Blooms Under the Big Top will capture the imaginations of all visitors.

6. Garrick Olsson & Apollon Musagete Quartet
Chamber Music Pittsburgh
Monday, October 17, 2022
Meeting Time: 6:35 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, “justly acclaimed as a titanic force at the keyboard” headlines an intimate chamber performance with the dynamic and charismatic Apollon Musagète Quartet.

J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Nos. 1, 4, and 9
Antonin Dvořák: Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 51
Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57