2Do this week, May 4-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh
May 4, 2014 12:00 AM
Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) will perform at the Warhol's Sound Series on Thursday.
Twelve hours of Johann Sebastian Bach might just improve your IQ — or at least your taste in music — Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The program is presented by the Pittsburgh Music Alliance.
The University of Pittsburgh department of music presents a free concert of Oboe Quartets by Mozart and Malcolm Arnold. Former and current faculty will perform: oboist Robin Driscoll, violinist Kypros Markou, violist Roger Zahab and cellist Paula Tuttle. The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium in Oakland.
Brooklyn-based artist and electronic music composer Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) performs at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. Mr. Lopatin, whose latest release is "R Plus Seven," has built his live soundscapes at The Museum of Modern Art and Tate Britian. He is often praised for his delicate balance of the experimental and the accessible, particularly reflected in his 2011 release, "Replica," built around samples of television commercials. Artist and collaborator Nate Boyce will provide live visual accompaniment. Free parking in the Warhol lot. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, $12 members and students; www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
Youth Invasion 2014 will invade the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 5 p.m. This multifaceted project features teens' unique take on Warhol, with their points of view, ideas and creative expressions energizing the entire museum -- its programming, interpretation and display. Highlights include a fashion show, local teen band performances, a dance party and more. For tickets, $5 and available only at the door, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
How long do you need to listen to Bach? Twelve hours should do the trick, for one day at least. The members of the Pittsburgh Music Alliance -- Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, Chamber Music Pittsburgh, and Renaissance & Baroque -- will present the Festival of Bach from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Included in the musical festivities are the Chaconne for violin, concertos, motets, the Magnificat and more. The free event takes place at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside. More at www.pittsburghmusicalliance.org.
Pyrotopia Festival of Fire Arts returns, after an enthusiastically received debut in 2012, to a permanent new home, Westfield Park in Munhall. Volcano Village, featuring interactive games, demonstrations and experiments for kids of all ages, will be held from noon to 4 p.m and is free. The main festival begins at 8 p.m. and continues until midnight with performances, installations, music, art, food, fireworks and activities. Fire artists from Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York, Detroit and Boston will participate. Emcees will be Phat Man Dee and Andrew the Impaled; DJ Pandemic Pete and Lungs Face Feet provide music. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Tickets and information: www.pyrotopia.net.
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