The SummerFest recital series offers a range of vocal performances from the best singers we know. You'll enjoy performances by local professionals and members of our Young Artist program in these varied programs—just perfect for possibly hearing some wonderful music you've never heard before.

We offer four programs in 2017. Acclaimed countertenor (and title character in our new production of Handel's Xerxes) Andrey Nemzer joins fellow countertenors Cody Bowers and Rudy Giron for a spectacular program of unusual vocal music. Beloved Pittsburgh chanteuse Daphne Alderson offers a moving program of songs by the late Leonard Cohen. Members of our Young Professional Artist Program present art songs by Richard Strauss, while conductor and pianist Walter Morales plays of program of piano works by Strauss, as a part of a Sunday Brunch in the spectacular ballroom of the Benedum House.

Pick and choose the programs you like with single tickets, or create your own custom series (at a discount) with Pick 2, Pick 3, and Pick 4 subscription packages.

 

 

The Three (Counter) Tenors

Acclaimed countertenor Andrey Nemzer joins Cody Bowers and Rudy Giron for a spectacular program of music for countertenor.

Friday 30 June at 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Church

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Daphne Alderson Sings Leonard Cohen

A Hallelujah at Love Café
Beloved chanteuse Daphne Alderson returns with new program of Leonard Cohen’s legacy, a vintage tapestry of love, loss and rebirth. This premiere concert features newly imagined-versions of the folk rock movement that Cohen created with Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins. Along with the haunting Famous Blue Raincoat, Joan of Arc and Suzanne, Since You Asked, California, and Mitchell’s wistful Both Sides Now and bittersweet A Case of You, there are nods to Buffy Sainte Marie, conjuring Cohen’s Greenwich Village concert scene. This performance features Daphne's stellar ensemble of guitar, cello, accordion, and bass.

Thursday 13 July at 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Church

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Strauss Songs Recital

Enjoy favorite and less well-known Lieder by the late-romantic master, sung by our Young Professional Artists.

Saturday 22 July at 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Church

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Brunch and Strauss Piano Recital

A delicious brunch followed by scherzi and skizzi performed by pianist Walter Morales in the beautiful ballroom of the Benedum House in Shadyside.

Saturday 22 July at 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Church

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