Seasons & Tickets

Heart and Soul

October 19, 2019 7:30pm

AGNES AND JOSEPH KATZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

We open our 32nd season with an unforgettable concert filled with sublime reflections, transcendental visions, and inner radiance as reflected in the works of three imaginative Pittsburgh composers. The stirring first half features a poignant new work by Robert Schultz and impassioned works by Devin Arrington and David Stock. We close with the breathtaking drama of Bernstein’s First Symphony.

 

A Joyful Celebration

December 7, 2019 7:30pm

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EDGEWOOD

Jazz up your holidays with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s dazzling adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  Join us on a pilgrimage to discover the open-hearted mysticism of St. Francis of Assisi as found in his poem ‘Canticle Brother Sun’ through the radiant and awe-inspiring music of Eli Tamar.  Experience Taylor’s playful Christmas Overture, the sublime Ave Maria by Mascagni, and Anderson’s exuberant Sleigh Ride. The grand finale of the Holiday concert will put you in the spirit of the season as we perform our traditional Sing Along. 

 

The Traveler

March 14, 2020 7:30pm

AGNES AND JOSEPH KATZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

Let’s journey around magical Pittsburgh, beginning in Frick Park, commuting into the city and enjoying an Autumn Mood through the evocative compositions of Mark Fromm, Paul Critser and James Whipple.  We then take a slight detour through Stravinsky’s elegant and whimsical Pulcinella Suite. We close with Beethoven’s evocative “Pastoral” Symphony, which the composer called “an expression of feeling” of life in the country. 

 

From Darkness to Light

May 9, 2020 7:30pm

AGNES AND JOSEPH KATZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

Our final concert is filled with deeply expressive and profound music by Federico Garcia, and refreshing and fun loving surprises by Roger Zahab.  These brilliant Pittsburgh composers use vibrant rhythms and a wide range of orchestral color, which allows each instrumental section to shine as virtuoso soloists.  The ESO will fill the hall with spectacular brilliance as we round out this magnificent program with the magic of Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky.