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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Pittsburgh Opera's 'The Rose Elf' is a tale of murder and magic by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"That first production involved a lot of me dumpster diving for flowers and catching spiders for an arachnophobe,” said David Hertzberg.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Review: Pittsburgh Opera reaffirms its status as a national treasure with ‘Magic Flute,’ Mozart’s Masonic allegory by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There's a man dressed like a bird hopping around the Benedum Center singing Mozart. This can only mean one thing: Opera is back.    

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:13PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mandate leaves some Pittsburgh Symphony musicians banned from the stage by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"People are being forced to do this, not invited," said one Pittsburgh Symphony musician.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Virtual ‘Off the Record’ features Paul Martino, Mike Lange, Sally Wiggin and more by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This year’s production debuts on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the Pittsburgh Off the Record YouTube page with the theme “get vaccinated.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, August 9, 2021

Pittsburgh-area arts organizations partnering to shore up their finances by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of the major arts funders in Pittsburgh, the Regional Asset District, has a dedicated fund for organizations looking to collaborate.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:44AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Freelance musicians found new passions during the pandemic. Some aren't going back by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The discipline and skill involved in becoming a professional musician readily translated to other career fields during the pandemic.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Negro Opera House makes national list of endangered places by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s National Negro Opera Company House is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places list.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:00AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

City of Asylum passes the baton to new executive director by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Andres Franco will become executive director at City of Asylum on Oct. 1.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00PM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Live classical music returns for select, in-person audience by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After a six-month hiatus, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera have returned to the stage.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:01AM
Monday, August 3, 2020

Pittsburgh Opera to keep live performances but in a smaller venue by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Opera reimagines its fall season in a smaller venue because of COVID-19.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:00PM
Monday, July 13, 2020

Arts groups leaped online during the pandemic. Who tuned in? by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“It wasn’t a revenue generator and wasn’t intended to be — this was about keeping up engagement,” says Pittsburgh Opera’s Chris Cox.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:06AM
Friday, July 3, 2020

Pittsburgh's summer classical music lineup is all virtual by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Summer programming includes a week of musical storytelling in partnership with the Allegheny County Librarian Association.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:08PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Patrons’ loyalty buoys local arts groups amid COVID-19 losses by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Arts groups across America have suffered huge losses, but local ticket buyers and patrons are trying to help.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

On the Arts: Classical music concerts are just too long by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Imagine visiting an art gallery and being forced to stare at the same painting for half an hour whether you want to or not.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:43PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Review: An opera brings the hammer down on a cliche conspiracy theorist — things get messy by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s a thought-provoking rumination, and the bizarre situation offers plenty of humor. But the opera is hamstrung by pacing issues. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:49PM
Monday, February 17, 2020

Why do young opera singers flock to Pittsburgh? by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What about Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artist program pulls in such talented singers, and why do they choose to stay?

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Monday, February 10, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra reaches out in a big way in 2020-21 season by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New collaborative programs will either bring community members into Heinz Hall or send musicians to perform in public spaces. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Pittsburgh Opera's season has repertoire favorites and 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In May 2021, Pittsburgh Opera will produce “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” a 90-minute exploration of the saxophonist’s life and legacy.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:30AM
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Review: Pittsburgh Opera brings back baroque ornamentation in strong 'Alcina' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Soprano Natasha Wilson proved a show-stealer, her charismatic whimsy and light, supple voice proving an absolute delight.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:20PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Review: A musicologist calls for a ban on Beethoven and the Pittsburgh Symphony performs Beethoven's 'Fidelio' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Just because the Pittsburgh Symphony hasn’t played a particular piece before doesn’t mean it should. That goes for music by any composer.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:29AM
Monday, January 13, 2020

On the Arts: Remembering loved ones through music by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Music is primarily an art of association, sounds, melodies and rhythms forging connections between feelings, events and people.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Monday, December 23, 2019

PSO reaches new audience with sensory-friendly holiday performance by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Children with autism take in information differently than their peers. The loud music and flashing lights at concerts can be overwhelming.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:45AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Heinz Hall to start security screening in January by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ticket holders will be able to walk through unimpeded, keeping all items on their person.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:44PM
Monday, November 11, 2019

Any tips? A body language expert puts the spotlight on orchestra conductors by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I have to be the music for every moment, every gesture, every bit of eye contact,” said Manfred Honeck of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:29AM
Monday, November 4, 2019

Pittsburgh has a bizarre lack of medium-sized concert halls. It's a problem. by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh has plenty of concert halls that seat 650 or fewer, and several spaces that seat 1,300 or more. But there’s nothing in between.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Friday, October 25, 2019

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre kicks off fundraiser to secure live orchestra for 50 more years by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PBT has announced a Live Music Appeal to shore up funding to continue the current amount of live music for the next 50 years. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, October 14, 2019

On the Arts: Heinz Hall has 2,675 seats. Where should you sit for the best sound at an orchestra concert? by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Next time you’re in Heinz, remember there are acoustic shadows under the balcony, and sometimes the cheap seats are the best in the house.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:10AM
Monday, September 16, 2019

Technology and art fuse in Thrival Interactive on Wednesday by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Exhibits range from interactive dance and music performances to technology themed murals and sculptures and virtual reality games.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Thursday, August 29, 2019

3 critics’ solution to evolving local arts coverage by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yes, arts coverage is shrinking. But it’s evolving, not declining. Here’s the plan. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Monday, July 15, 2019

Reviews: Mister Rogers' Operas are charming and weird; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble nails opening shows by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Onstage are Purple Twirling Kitty, Friendly Frank the Weather Porpoise and Hildegard Hummingbird. Meet the cast Of Mister Rogers’ Operas.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review: In Phantom of the Opera vs. Pittsburgh Opera, the opera wins (unsurprisingly) due to vocal quality by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Both shows hinged on the quality of the singers. The opera delivered. “Phantom” did not. Please put down the pitchforks.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:57PM

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