2014/2015 Season Programming

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OvreArts Presents! A Free Concert Series!

“Solstice:  New Carols for the Season”
Thursday, December 11, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Heinz Memorial Chapel
Conducted by Ryan Keeling
Featuring Voces Solis

and

“Solstice:  New Carols for the Season”
Church of the Epiphany
184 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
date TBA

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University of Pittsburgh Veteran’s Day Memorial
10:00am @ The Heinz Memorial Chapel

Spring Concerts to be Announced!  Check back soon!

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Past Events

“Duende:  A Study of Theory and Play”
October 2nd, 2014; 7:30pm, @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 4, Concert 1
Featuring Dance by Kelsey Bartman of Texture Contemporary Ballet

“Pittsburghers at an Exhibition”

May 1st, 2014, 7:30pm, and 3rd, 2:00pm, @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel and the Braddock Library
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 3, Concert 4
Featuring a partnership with the Carnegie Library of Braddock and the Art Lending Collection
Background information at www.ovrearts.org/backstage

“Asana Utsava:  A Celebration of Music and Movement”
January 30th and 31st, 2014 @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel and Garfield/Bloomfield Community Center
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 3, Concert 3
Featuring Collaboration with 10 of Pittsburgh’s most loved Yoga Studios
Background information at www.ovrearts.org/asanautsava

“The Heinz Memorial Chapel 75th Anniversary Concert”
November 23,2013, 8:o0pm @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 3, Concert 2
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion as well as
arrangements of multiple works by the Chapel’s first music director,
Theodore Finney. Read the latest University Times article about
the 75th anniversary of Heinz Chapel.

University of Pittsburgh Veteran’s Day Memorial
November 11, 10:00am @ The Heinz Memorial Chapel

University of Pittsburgh Family Day Concert
October 18th, 8:00pm @ The Heinz Memorial Chapel

participation in “Nearly Wild” by Texture Contemporary Ballet
featuring Blake Ragghianti’s “The Rose”
September 20-22, 2013 7:30pm @ New Hazlett Theater

“Odd Pairings”
September 26,2013, 7:30pm @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
September 27, 2013 7:30pm @ St. Anne Catholic Church
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 3, Concert 1
Hosted by WQED’s Ted Sohier
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion, soloists from OvreArts Chamber Singers and OvreArts Sinfonia

“Art Songs & Interludes”
April 18,2013, 7:30pm @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
April 23, 2013 7:30pm @ St. Anne Catholic Church
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 2, Concert 4
Hosted by WQED TV’s Rick Sebak
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion, soloists from OvreArts Chamber Singers and OvreArts Sinfonia

“…and on this day…”
January 31, 2013, 7:30pm @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 2, Concert 2
Hosted by Classical QED 89.3’s Ted Sohier
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion, the OvreArts Chamber Singers, members of the OvreArts Sinfonia and a guest appearance by WQED TV’s Rick Sebak!

“A Great and Mighty Voice!”
November 15, 2012, 7:30pm @ the Heinz Memorial Chapel
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 2, Concert 1
Hosted by Classical QED 89.3’s Ted Sohier
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion, the OvreArts Chamber Singers, members of the OvreArts Sinfonia and a guest appearance by the Three Rivers Ringers!

“The Alkonost” and “Infinity”
Saturday, September 8 2012, 4pm and 8pm @ the CAPA Theater
The first full orchestra ballets ever composed (and premiered) in Pittsburgh, respectively composed by Luke Mayernik and Blake Ragghianti – featuring the choreography of Texture Contemporary Ballet and The Pillow Project as well as the OvreArts Sinfonia and Chamber singers, Hollywood Actor Harry O’Toole, sculpture by Eric Rose and paintings by Jeannie McGuire and Jenn Wertz of Rusted Root.

“Garden Songs”
August 4, 2012, 4pm @ The Garden of Gary Pletsch
Featuring all new works composed for the occasion and improvisational dance and movement by Michele Ramos

OvreArts Meets the Pillow Project
June 9, 2012, 8pm @ The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA
Featuring all new works composed for the occasion and improvisational jazz dance by The Pillow Project

“Impromp2+1″
April 14, 2012, 4pm, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Improvisations by internationally acclaimed composer Luke Mayernik with jazz-improvisational dance by The Pillow Project.

“A Winter Overture: music for midwinter”
February 16, 2012, 8pm, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh, PA
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 1, Concert 2
Hosted by Classical QED 89.3’s Ted Sohier
Featuring all new works composed especially for the occasion, Puppets of Pittsburgh and choreography by Texture Contemporary Ballet

“An Autumn Whisky Social”
November 16, 2011, 8pm, Buckhead Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by Buffalo Trace Whisky and Featuring the Mon River Ramblers as well as news works composed for the occasion and improvisational dance by Chelsea Zimmer

“Hard Rock Cafe – Project Bundle-Up Beatles Tribute”
November 11, 2011, 8pm, The Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh, PA
Guest appearance by Luke Mayernik, Blake Ragghianti, and the OvreArts Sinfonia featuring new works composed for the occasion.

“From East to West – An Inaugural Concert for OvreArts”
September 22, 2011, 7pm, Heinz Memorial Chapel
FREE Community Concert Series, Season 1, Concert 1
Hosted by Classical QED 89.3’s Ted Sohier
All new works composed especially for the occasion and featuring choreography by Maria Carusso and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet

Praise

"I tried mightily to describe OvreArts to my co-workers at WQED today, but failed. I could not do justice to the experience -- the quality of composition, the texture and flow of the works on the [Winter Overture] program, the high level of artistry demonstrated by your artists, and the strong and sincere emotion carried by the music -- It truly was an outstanding artistic success!" - Classical QED 89.3's Ted Sohier