Carnegie-based Savoyards theater troupe gears up for fall season
The Pittsburgh Savoyards open their 75th season with a production of “Princess Ida” from Oct. 11-20.
The group is Pittsburgh's oldest theater troupe and has been dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the comic operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan since 1938. The shows feature only local talent, whether onstage, backstage or in the orchestra.
The name “Savoyards” comes from the Savoy Theater in London, where many of the operas premiered and were performed for many years.
The Pittsburgh company has performed at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie since 1993.
Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The spring 2014 show will be “Utopia Limited.” For tickets to “Princess Ida” or for more details, visit www.pittsburghsavoyards.org.
The first show of the season for the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra will be at Upper St. Clair High School at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.
Following the group's 2013 theme of “Travel the World in Music,” the concert will feature the music of Latin America and Bulgaria. Its volunteer musicians are dedicated to providing quality music at a reasonable cost and practice every Tuesday evening at Our Lady of Grace School, Scott Township. They are under the baton of Warren Davidson.
A Russian Christmas concert is set for Dec. 21, and Hungarian and Italian music will be featured at the Feb. 23 concert. For more information, call 412-279-4030.
Rehearsals begin this month for the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, which practices at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, Scott Township, on Saturday mornings from October through March.
Student musicians in grades four to 12 are chosen by audition from more than 26 school districts in the Pittsburgh area to perform in the orchestra, the prelude brass ensemble or the prelude strings ensemble.
The organization, originally named Pittsburgh's PHOENIX Youth Festival Orchestra and later the Pittsburgh Youth Pops Orchestra, was founded in 1993 by Roger Tabler, its music director. It was the first such youth pops orchestra in the nation.
The group is planning a summer camp in 2014 at Gilmary Center, Coraopolis, and a tour in 2015. A holiday concert is set for the Children's Museum, North Shore, on Dec. 8 and at the PPG Wintergarden, downtown, on Dec. 14. Its 20th anniversary celebration is set for February 2014 at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum, Oakland. For more information, visit www.pypo.org.
Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Bridgeville woman to run NYC Marathon for charity, father
- Scott Township resident to celebrate 86th birthday with family
- W. Pa. ghost hunters share stories at Scott library
- Pet therapy program a success at Chartiers Valley school
- South Fayette mother uses her children as inspiration for book
- Oyler: Reader feedback offers more information on recent topics
- Carnegie-Collier Rotary fundraiser fuels charitable endeavors
- South Fayette twins earn Eagle Scout honors
- Parking spaces not keeping up with Carnegie’s business growth