A&E notebook: 'Furious 7' producer to speak at St. Vincent Threshold Series
Thomas Tull, an executive producer of “Furious 7,” will speak at a presentation of the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity campus.
Tull is chairman and chief executive officer of Legendary Entertainment, a media company with film, television, digital and publishing divisions.
Legendary has been associated with production of recent films such as “As Above So Below,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Pacific Rim,” “Man of Steel” and the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42.”
Tull serves on the Carnegie Mellon University board of directors and is part of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group and a member of its board.
The Threshold Series, which hosts lectures and cultural events, was established in 1981 through a grant from the Kennametal Foundation of Latrobe.
Admission to the talk is free; reservations are required. People interested in attending should email name, address, daytime telephone number and number of tickets requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations will be confirmed by return email. Tickets can be picked up at the box office upon arrival for the presentation.
Concerts set at St. Vincent
St. Vincent College in Unity has two upcoming music performances planned:
• Pianist Soheil Nasseri will be the final performer in the 2014-15 St. Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center. Since 2001, he has performed 20 completely different solo recital programs in New York at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and at Merkin Concert Hall. Admission is $25, $15 for non-St. Vincent students. Details: 724-805-2565 or concertseries.stvincent.edu
• The St. Vincent Camerata and the Academy Chamber Orchestra will perform the “Requiem, Op 9,” by Maurice Duruflé at 2:30 p.m. May 3, in the St. Vincent Basilica. Mezzo-soprano Olga Perez Flora will be the featured soloist. The program also will include the Camerata's performance of Schubert's “An die Musik,” a hymn of gratitude “To Music,” in a special choral arrangement by Robert Page. Admission is $12, $10 in advance. Details: 724-805-2579 or stvincent.edu/sacredmusic