Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra PSO - Lift Every Voice and Sing Saturday
Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for Lift Every Voice: Resonating music, words, & legacy. Tony-award winning actress Phylicia Rashad will be our special guest host and narrator in the world premiere of the August Wilson Symphony. Composer Kathryn Bostic was inspired to create this work to honor Pittsburgh’s iconic playwright’s “earthiness and majesty of the African American experience within his plays”. A special performance of 14 year-old Sphinx artist Ifetayo Ali will be a highlight of the program along with a tribute to Hill District photographer Teenie Harris in the jazzy Teenie Time. Pittsburgh’s own extraordinary vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield will open the program with Take My Hand, Precious Lord and an interfaith choir of local members from the Hill will close the concert with Richard Smallwood’s An Anthem of Praise.
PBT & DTH Premier and Fundraiser
Join artists, advocates and VIPs for a private performance and an exciting celebration of the collaboration between Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Raise a glass, get inspired and dance the night away with artists from both companies. All proceeds benefit PBT’s Community Youth Scholarship Fund.