Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!


1. Villegas Plays Rodrigo
2. Much Ado About Nothing
3. Pumpkin Making Workshop is FULL
4. Poets on Tour: Gerald Stern
5. Anton De Fade Jazz Ensemble: Artful Wednesdays
6. Chachacha
7. Blogging the Self: PITT ARTS in London

1. Villegas Plays Rodrigo
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 9
Estimated Meeting Time: 6:55 PM
Estimated End Time: 11:00 PM

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor (debut)
Pablo Villegas, guitar

Jonny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra permiere)
Rodrigo: Fantasia Para us Gentilhombre
Stravinsky: Jeu De cartes, Ballet in Three Deals
Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe

Guitarist Pablo Villegas returns to Pittsburgh, alongside the debut of his fellow countryman, conductor Gustavo Gimeno. Villegas performs Rodrigo’s Fantasía Para un Gentilhombre. Gimeno will lead the orchestra in music from two ballets — Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes and a suite from Ravel’s great love story, Daphnis et Chloé. The program opens with Academy Award-nominated music from the filmThere Will Be Blood, written by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

Join us for a delicious dessert reception after the concert.

2. Much Ado About Nothing
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Saturday, October 10
Estimated Meeting Time: 12:10 PM
Estimated End Time: 4:45 PM

I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick; nobody marks you.

What, my Lady Disdain are you yet living?

With these words, Beatrice and Benedick reignite their merry war in Shakespeare’s wittiest play. Located in Messina, Sicily, which seems to produce only golden weather, this sparkling comedy follows these droll sophisticates as they are felled by Cupid’s arrow resulting in a joyous journey of love and laughter.

Join us for lunch at The Porch before the play!

3. Pumpkin Making Workshop
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Sunday, October 11
Estimated Meeting Time: 11:50 AM
Estimated End Time: 4:00 PM

This program is FULL.

4. Poets on Tour: Gerald Stern
Carnegie Library and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Carnegie Lecture Hall
Tuesday, October 13
Estimated Meeting Time: 5:25 PM
Estimated End Time: 8 PM*

Love poetry? Join us for a reading by Pittsburgh’s own Gerald Stern, nationally-renowned American poet, essayist and educator for a reading from his collection of poetry. He is the author of 16 books of poetry, including most recently, Divine Nothingness (Norton, 2014). Stern has been the recipient of the National Book Award, the Frost Medal, and many, many more significant awards for his brilliant poetry.

Dinner at The Porch before the reading.

*Optional reception in the International Poetry Room and book signing after the reading.

5. Anton De Fade Jazz Ensemble: Artful Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 14
Nordy's Place - Lower Level William Pitt Union
12-1 PM

This group of uber-talented young jazz artists has a high-end urban jazz sound that will take listeners on a journey to NYC or LA, but they are local to Pittsburgh.

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

Coming on October 21: The Telephone Line

6. Chachacha
New Hazlett Theater
Thursday, October 15
Estimated Meeting Time: 5:35 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:20 PM

Don’t miss Mathew Tembo, an award-winning Afro-Pop and Reggae musician, and his band the Afro Routes in this premiere performance of Chachacha!

Chachacha are songs of freedom and redemption, originally sung by freedom fighters to express the oppression of the colonial system in 1960s Zambia. Mathew Tembo infuses the traditional songs with pop sensibilities, creating a unique African style featuring the kalimba and silimba, traditional Zambian instruments.

Join us for dinner at Atria’s before the show!

7. Blogging the Self: PITT ARTS in London
Spring Break
March 5 – 13, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 6

Looking for an atypical spring break? Spend your week off in London exploring the city and learning how to use blogging as a way to process the sights, sounds, smells, and emotions that you will experience in one of the world’s most diverse and global cities! An exciting neighborhood in London serves as your home base for meaningful exploration and travel throughout England’s capital.

Visit www.abroad.pitt.edu/PITTARTSlondon for more information.