Issue Date: 
February 23, 2009


Destined for Impressionism: Painting With Music, Walden Chamber Players perform as part of the exhibition The Road to Impressionism—Barbizon Landscapes From the Walters Art Museum, galleries open 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, Music for Exhibitions Series, 412-371-0600,

Kurt Elling, young baritone jazz singer with seven Grammy nominations, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.com.

Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, also Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8; Manfred Honeck, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat with interpretative dance by guests from Attack Theatre, and Reinhold Gliére’s Russian Sailor’s Dance; Daniel Meyer, music director; Lawrence Loh, coprincipal conductor; free, bring canned or boxed food item donation, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Heinz Hall, Downtown, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4872, for free tickets visit www.pyso.us.

Morningside Trio, free concert followed by reception, 3 p.m. March 1, First Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Sanctuary Concert Series, 412-621-0500, www.sanctuaryconcertseries.org.

Piano recital, featuring Sam Oram and Eric Clark, winners of the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania’s 2008 Award Competition, 3 p.m. March 1, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside, Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania, 412-765-0603, www.sswpa.org.


Kimbo Gallery, In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh, multimedia exhibition, through Feb. 27, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

Modernformations Gallery, Metal Njight: The Artwork of Ed Steck, through Feb. 27, 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-362-0274, www.modernformations.com

Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries, through April 5, exhibition by the University of Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.


La Ultima Cena (1976), directed by Tomas Gutiérrez Alea, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

The Vagina Monologues (2002), directed by Eve Ensler, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 1501 Posvar Hall, with discussion led by Sealing Cheng, Henry Luce Assistant Professor in the Women’s Studies Department, Wellesley College, Pitt Women’s Studies Film Festival, Pitt Women’s Campus Organization, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

A Closer Walk (2003), directed by Robert Bilheimer, 3 p.m. Feb. 27, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.


“Grants Over Lunch,” Michael Zigmond, Pitt professor of neurology, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 24, brown bag lunch, Room S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“History Matters! But Why? And How?” Claus Beisbart, Dortmund University of Technologies professor of philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 24, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Liver and Transplant Pathology: From the Bedside and Microscope to the Bench,” Anthony J. Demetris, Pitt Thomas E. Starzl Professorship in Transplantation Pathology, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Provost’s Inaugural Lectures, 412-624-4222, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Beyond Chinggis Khan: Mongol Connections With the World of Islam,” Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University professor of religious studies, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, World History Seminar for Teachers, National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Life and Death in Soviet Prison Camps,” Julie Draskoczy, doctoral candidate in Slavic languages and literatures, 8 p.m. Feb. 24, Sutherland Hall Lounge, Pitt International Studies Living Learning Community, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees.

“The Spectator and the Topographical City,” Martin Aurand, senior librarian and archivist in Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ Arts and Special Collections Department, 10:30 a.m.- noon Feb. 25, Room 501 Pitt Information Sciences Building, Publishing Pittsburgh Pictures Lecture Series, School of Information Sciences, Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists, 412-624-5139, www.ischool.pitt.edu/colloquia.

“Carnal Knowledge: Emotion, the Face, and the Crisis of Male ‘Performance’,” Kyle Stevens, Pitt doctoral candidate in English and film studies, noon Feb. 25, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Why the Violence? A Discussion About Greek Politics and Society,” Achilleas Mitsos, visiting professor in the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Despina Alexiadou, Pitt assistant professor of political science,
2 p.m. Feb. 25, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Studies Center, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Will India and China Dominate the 21st Century Global Economy?” Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University professor of economics and public policy, noon Feb. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“The Global Future of Industrial Design Protection,” Annette Kur, research fellow in Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law, lecture followed by panel discussion, 4 p.m. Feb. 26, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s School of Law, 412-648-1305, www.law.pitt.edu. (See page 2)

“A Treatise in the Spirit of Its Age: Universality, Individualism, and Dynamism in Gratian’s Tractatus de Penitentia,” Atria Larson, doctoral candidate in Catholic University of America, 4 p.m. Feb. 26, 3702 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Studies Center, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

William Henry Lewis, novelist, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 501 Cathedral of Learning, free, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Pitt Department of English, 412-648-7390, www.english.pitt.edu.

“The Axis of Sexuality: The State and Women’s Bodies in Anti-trafficking and Multiculturalism Policy in South Korea,” Sealing Cheng, Wellesley College Henry Luce Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, noon Feb. 27, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Women’s Studies and Asian Studies Center, 412-624-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Great Steps in the History of Life: Finding an Evolutionary Link Between Fishes and Limbed Vertebrates,” Ted Daeschler, associate curator and chair, vertebrate zoology, Academy of Natural Sciences, 3 p.m. Feb. 27, Bayer Learning Center, Pappert Lecture Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown; also 1 p.m. Feb. 28, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Evidence for Evolution: A Celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday Lecture Series, Duquesne University, www.sepa.duq.edu/darwin/talks.html.


“Building Additional Workforce Capacity in Western PA for the Coming New Energy Supply Chain,” presentation by panel including Bopaya Bidanda, Pitt professor of industrial engineering, also roundtable luncheon, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Manufacturing Assistance Center, 210 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, 412-826-3531, jrm144@pitt.edu.

Pitt Five-Campus College Fair for college-bound highschool students and children of Pitt faculty and staff, representatives from all five Pitt campuses will be present, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 5, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, lep1@pitt.edu. (See page 2)


Martin R. Delaney: The Pittsburgh Years, one-man show of “one of Pittsburgh’s greatest real-life heroes” portrayed by Wali Jamal, directed by Marel Woodruff, through Feb. 28, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District, History’s Flipside, 412-583-6395.

The National Acrobats of China, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Movin’ Out, musical based on 26 Billy Joel classics, choreographer Twyla Tharp, Feb. 28, March 1, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/pittsburgh.

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, first part of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Tony Kushner, directed by Holly Thuma, through March 1, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre’s American Revelation Series, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.