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. See below for Arts Encounters Protocols.

1. Brahms’ Requiem, Pittsburgh Symphony, Friday, December 1 --is FULL!
2. Handel's Messiah, Pittsburgh Symphony, Saturday, December
3. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, City Theatre, Sunday, December 3--STILL ROOM
4.. The Nutcracker, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Friday, December 8 --is FULL!
6. Free Arts Encounters Protocols

1. Brahms’ Requiem--is Full!
Pittsburgh Symphony
Friday, December 1
Meeting Time: 7:05 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:20 p.m.

Brahms takes this somber musical form and reaches to the depths of his soul, emerging with a piece for the human. The artist speaks to all with this chillingly beautiful work.

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh sets the scene for this experience with the a cappella piece, Lux Aeterna, by Latvian composer, Ēriks Ešenvalds, followed by the “rhapsodic flair” of Behzod Abduraimov in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.

2. Handel’s Messiah-- is FULL
Pittsburgh Symphony
Saturday, December 2
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 9:30 p.m.

Join your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this holiday season for Handel’s beloved masterpiece Messiah, led by Manfred Honeck and performed with the outstanding Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

3. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly-- STILL ROOM
City Theatre
Sunday, December 3
Meeting Time: 1:05 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 4:20 p.m.

A charming celebration of beloved characters, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley takes place two years after the end of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Join the Bennets, Darcys, and Bingleys, as they gather for Christmas at Pemberley when an unexpected guest's appearance sparks dreams of love.

4. The Nutcracker --is FULL!
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Friday, December 8
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the most delightful time of year with the sweetest of holiday traditions, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and hundreds of colorful characters for an unforgettable adventure through the Land of Enchantment. Revel in the stunning scenes, spectacular costumes, sparkling snowflakes and instantly recognizable Tchaikovsky score with your friends.

5. Free Arts Encounters Protocols
Please take a moment to review the PITT ARTS protocols for participating in our Free Arts Encounters programs. Please read carefully so you are informed about how to best take advantage of this great opportunity to experience some of the most sought-after arts events in the city of Pittsburgh totally FREE to you!

First, please be aware of our policy regarding cancellations. Every cancellation that you make indicates that you may be an unreliable choice for our programs and your chances of being selected may decrease. Once a student accumulates two cancellations on their record they will no longer have the privilege of participating in PITT ARTS Free Arts Encounters programs. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, but significant efforts and funds go into planning these events, and we hope they are not taken for granted.

Secondly, learn about our no show policy! If you don’t show up for one program, you are put on a warning list, and if you don’t show up for two programs, you are no longer eligible to participate in the awesome PITT ARTS programs.

We are sure you can appreciate that those who cancel or do not show up invariably cost wasted time in communications and wasted money, often upwards of $70 per student, for tickets, and transportation.

If you are ill or have a family emergency and cannot attend a Free Arts Encounter program, please call us at 412-624-4498 by 10 AM the day of the event or the Friday before a weekend event. In other words, we need enough advance notice of your non-participation so we can notify people who may be on a waiting list that they can participate—and please understand that we do not always have a waiting list. So cancellations really hurt!

Thanks for your consideration and see you on one of our Arts Encounters programs soon!