Upcoming Live Performances
Chatham Baroque’s Peanut Butter & Jam Session
George Schnakenberg with his musical saw at a Jam Session from Jan. 4, 2020
Saturday, May 8, 10:30am – 11:30am
Aspinwall Riverfront Park Pavilion
285 River Avenue, Aspinwall PA 15215
Free to attend
Chatham Baroque presents a special outdoor Peanut Butter & Jam Session especially for preschoolers and their grownups. Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (violone), and Scott Pauley (baroque guitar, banjo) join George Schnakenberg (musical saw) and Kindermusik instructor Lynda Wingerd for this program that features lively folk and Appalachian tunes along with stories, dance, and games. Sponsored in part by Allegheny Regional Asset District and Buhl Foundation.
- Social distancing and masks required
- Please bring your own blankets or chairs
- Under cover — rain or shine!
Livestream of G.F. Handel’s Semele
Friday, May 14, 7:30pm
Free to watch
Chatham Baroque forms the core of the orchestra for Pittsburgh Opera’s first-ever production of Handel’s Semele.
Semele is a Baroque gem by master composer George Frideric Handel. It is timeless tale from Greek antiquity (here styled as a Roaring Twenties Art Deco production) about the pitfalls of ambition, vanity, and making open-ended promises.
Music Director: Antony Walker
Director: Kristine McIntyre
Photo credit: David Bachman Photography for Pittsburgh Opera
Chatham Baroque at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park
Wednesday, May 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park (across from Phipps Conservatory in Oakland)
Free to attend
Donations gratefully accepted
Chatham Baroque plays dance music of 18th Century Spain and the New World by composers Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz, and others, as well as dance-inspired trio sonatas by Italians Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli.
For this special program, Chatham Baroque’s Artistic Directors, Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo & baroque guitar) are joined by guest violinist, Dawn Posey, who is Principal Second violin of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra.
The outdoor performance venue includes a 250-seat ‘VIP’ area. Seating arrangements will follow social distancing protocols between families, groups, or individuals. Masks required.
Metered parking is available along Frew Street (free after 6 p.m.), with additional parking available in the surrounding areas (including garages on Pitt/CMU properties). Open Air patrons are kindly asked not to park in the Phipps Conservatory parking strip.
Accessible parking spaces for the event are available by Flagstaff Hill. Accessible seating, including a wheelchair-safe platform and companion seating, is available in the seated section in front of the stage. *For Chatham: Up to six wheelchairs.
Notification in the event of a cancellation due to weather will be sent via email to those holding reservations.
This concert is a part of Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts presented on Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s mobile stage at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. From May 18-31, PBT and over 20 local performing arts organizations will perform.
Learn more about the series by visiting Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s website.