Hotlist

Hotlist: February 1, 2023


PITT ARTS Offices and Hours for Spring 2023

 

824 William Pitt Union, Annabelle Clippinger: In-person Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

431 William Pitt Union, Linnea Glick: In-person Wednesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Contact pittarts@pitt.edu with inquiries.


Musuhalppa
PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays
February 1, Noon – 1 p.m.
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performance and Lunch

 

Experience music from the Andes, featuring beautiful songs and melodies on panpipe, strings, and percussion instruments straight from the Andes.  If you love the beautiful song El Condor Pasa, don’t miss Musuhallpa!

 

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! The entire Pitt community is welcome. Lunch is for Pitt students with a valid student ID.

 

For more information on PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays visit here.


Step Afrika
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.
Byham Theater, Downtown
Cheap Seats Tickets $18.75 & $23.25


Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

 

For more information and to purchase Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Cheap Seats tickets click here.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Harlem
February 1 – 19
Pittsburgh Public Theater
O’Reilly Theater, Downtown
Cheap Seats Students $16.50; Faculty/Staff $27.50

 

Resident Director Justin Emeka infuses Shakespeare’s most joyous and popular comedy with Black culture and African spiritual traditions. This groundbreaking production is set in an urban dreamscape influenced by the art, music, and legacy of Harlem. Join us for a mythical story in a magical world of mischievous fairies, confused lovers, and an enchanted forest where anything can happen!

 

For more information and to purchase Pittsburgh Public Theater Cheap Seats tickets click here.


Apsáalooke Women and Warriors
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
February 4 – May 29
Carnegie Museums, Oakland
Free for Pitt Students with a valid Pittsburgh Campus ID. Adults: $25, Adults 65 and over: $20, Children 3-18: $15

 

The Apsáalooke [ap-SAH-loo-gah] people of the Northern Plains are known for their bravery, artistry, and extravagance. Apsáalooke Women and Warriors, created and curated by The Field Museum in Chicago, celebrates the Apsáalooke people’s daring feats in battle, unparalleled horsemanship, and innovative beadwork–all centered around and protected by women. Alongside historical war shields and regalia, contemporary Native American art highlights how this bravery and artistry is alive today.

 

More information and timed tickets here.


Holst’s The Planets
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
February 10 – 12
Heinz Hall, Downtown
Cheap Seats Students $15, $20 & $$25; Faculty/Staff start at $21.89 with fees

 

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with a program of celestial sweetness. Follow Icarus in his journey to the sun with the Pittsburgh premiere of Lera Auerbach’s new work, and then travel throughout the rest of our solar system to hear Holst’s timeless depiction of each planet. Also, hear the charming Ray Chen in Mendelssohn’s passionate Violin Concerto.

 

For more information and to purchase Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cheap Seats tickets click here.


Dracula
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
February 10 – 12
Benedum Center, Downtown
Cheap Students $26; Faculty/Staff $22, $32, $44, $69 & $86



Fall under the spell of one of literature’s most entrancing characters in this theatrical production of Dracula. Michael Pink’s masterful storytelling shines in the choreography as each movement progresses the plot forward in this spine-chilling dance drama. Exquisite costumes, resplendent scenery and a dramatic score will immerse audiences in this edge-of-your-seat gothic tale of bloodlust and suspense that exhilarates novice ballet-goers and aficionados alike. Be sure to reserve your seats quickly — this production is an international success that sells out wherever it goes!

 

For more information and to purchase Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Cheap Seats tickets click here.


What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck
City Theatre
Through February 12
City Theatre Mainstage, Southside
Cheap Seats Students $15 with code CITYUPS; Faculty/Staff/Osher $27 with code CITYUPF


Playwright Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition and developed a deep love of the Constitution by winning debate competitions around the country as a teenager. All grown-up, her hilarious and optimistic new play reimagines how this living document served four different generations of women and what it will mean for the future of America.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.


Extra Events

 

Honeck Conducts Beethoven’s Fifth
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
February 3 – 5
Heinz Hall, Downtown
Cheap Seats Students $15, $20 & $$25; Faculty/Staff start at $21.89 with fees

 

This larger-than-life program is one filled with colossal drama. Experience Carlos Simon’s Pittsburgh premiere of “Fate Now Conquers”, inspired by a quote from Beethoven’s own journal reflecting on the Iliad. Next, hear the most well-known piece in all orchestral music with those four notes that shook the foundations of the world, followed by the powerhouse voice of Matthias Goerne, highlighting the greatest moments of Wagner’s opera repertoire.

 

For more information and to purchase Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cheap Seats tickets click here.


58th Carnegie International
Carnegie Museum of Art
Through April 2, 2022
Carnegie Museums, Oakland
Free for Pitt Students with a valid Pittsburgh Campus ID. Adults: $20, Adults 65 and over: $15, Children 3-18: $12

Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art. Organized every three to four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. The 58th Carnegie International, which is titled Is it morning for you yet?, runs from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023, and unfolds along two conceptual overlapping currents: historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates, and artists, alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists.

 

More information and timed tickets here.