PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

UPCOMING FREE ARTS ENCOUNTERS:

1. Theater for the 21st Century: A Black History Month Performance with Rhodessa Jones and World Beat Band Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids
2. Guaracha Latin Band - Artful Wednesdays
3. Pitt Night: Swan Lake - is FULL
4. Student Performance: A Dream That We Want for Nothing
5. Beethoven Plays Bronfman
6. Warhol Tour & Artmaking


1. Theater for the 21st Century: A Black History Month Performance with Rhodessa Jones and World Beat Band Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids
Charity Randall Theatre
Thursday, February 22
Meeting Time: 6:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 8:30 PM


Still room in this great program!

Rhodessa Jones and World Beat band Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids are internationally celebrated for their innovative blend of theater, music, dance and social commentary. This extraordinary performance is part of the month-long Rhodessa Jones interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

Performance Music includes excerpts of several of their significant performances, such as the spoken word musical tone poem featuring a stinging indictment of the slave trade as told through the eyes of a ten year old African girl aboard a slave ship. Another deals with the current immigration crisis and highlights a family of refugees escaping into Germany. Additional excerpts will be performed.

Music will color the evening with additional visiting artists: Idris Ackamoor's remarkable tenor and alto sax playing, and the bass and percussion groove of The Pyramids.

Light refreshments will follow the performance.

2. Guaracha Latin Band - Artful Wednesdays
Wednesday, February 21
Nordy's Place - Lower Level William Pitt Union
12-1 PM


This energetic five-piece performs original Salsas and Merengues. Guaracha slakes your thirst for authentic Latin music.

Free Lunch!
No need to sign up, just show up and bring all your friends! Lunch is limited. Valid Pitt Oakland campus student ID required.

Coming on February 28:
Zoe Z.

3. Pitt Night: Swan Lake
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Friday, February 23
Meeting Time: 6:25 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:30 PM

This program is FULL.

4. Student Performance: A Dream That We Want for Nothing
PITT ARTS
Saturday, February 24
Meeting Time: 1:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 4:00 PM

The culmination of artist-in-residence Rhodessa Jones’ workshops for Pitt students that explore the creative process and utilize autobiographical history as a vehicle for performance. Students will showcase what they have learned from the workshops, using movement, text, text- writing, vocalizations, theatre games, memory exercises, autobiographical musings, and storytelling inspired by Thodessa Jones.

Light refreshments will follow the performance.

5. Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, February 24
Meeting Time: 7:10 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:40 PM

Artists:

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Program:

Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra launch the Beethoven season piano cycle with this beloved masterwork. Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring voyage through the peaks and depths of the human experience.

Join us for a delicious dessert reception at Heinz Hall after the concert!

6. Warhol Tour & Artmaking
The Andy Warhol Museum
Sunday, February 25
Meeting Time: 12:45 PM
Estimated End Time: 3:30 PM

Don't miss out on a tour of this fascinating museum that tells Andy Warhol's story and explores his legacy through the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world! You'll also have an opportunity to express your own creativity and try out some of Andy's signature art-making techniques in the museum's drop-in artmaking space, The Factory.

Enjoy a tasty lunch with us at the museum before the tour!
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