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Free Tickets for Northsiders: A Fire on Venus

A Fire on Venus

Presented by the New Hazlett Theater as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series
October 17-18 @ 8PM

Hip hop artist Brittney Chantele performs her recently released album A Fire on Venus. The album focuses on the moments of happiness, pain, excitement and sadness of being in love. More than a concert, the production is rich with visual art, and energized by the choreography of Kaylin Horgan.

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Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today. Tickets are available for both Thursday and Friday performances.


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Experience the Music of Rural South America

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Tierra Adentro

In the Depths of the Land

Thursday, October 10th
7:00 pm

This fall, City of Asylum is proud to present four concerts celebrating music from around the world. Our World Music Series opens with an evening of songs from different regions of rural South America, performed by internationally acclaimed artists Raquel Winnica Young and Dieter Hennings-Yeoman.

Raquel Winnica Young and Dieter Hennings-Yeoman

This program features folk styles seldom heard in the U.S. including zambas, carnavalitos, cuecas and valses, and the chilena from Oaxaca, based on a Chilean rhythm. These songs feature poetry and lyrics by prominent 20th century South American and Mexican songwriters who were inspired by the life of the “unheard” people who live and work the fields of foreign and desolate lands.

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Discounted Tickets for Northsiders: Urban Impact Live

Urban Impact Live

Presented by Urban Impact
August 2-4

Enjoy a night of inspiration featuring The Urban Impact Singers, Jazz Band and Dance Team. These students will blow you away as they take you on a musical journey of dance, instrumental and vocal music filled with breathtaking melodies, harmonies and movement while incorporating their uplifting, heartfelt personal stories. From a capella to pop, ballet to modern, jazz to gospel, you’re sure to be enraptured by the musical talents of these young students. This is a weekend where you can take a break from the busyness of life and be invigorated by a dynamic, family-friendly performance – you won’t want to miss it!

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Northside residents enjoy $8 general admission. Enter the access code below after selecting performance date and a Northside ticket will appear in the list.


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Don’t Miss this Exciting Concert: Spring Sinfonia

Tiffany Series Sponsored by the Allegheny Historic Preservation Society Presents

Spring Sinfonia

Tiffany Concert on Sunday, April 14, 2019 with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Directed by Earl Lee, along with the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winners.

This dynamic program Spring Sinfonia will include works by Felix Mendelssohn and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Concert to be held at the historic Calvary United Methodist Church at 971 Beech Avenue. Time will be 4:00 pm.

Tickets sold at door: General $15, Seniors $10, Students $10

For information call (412) 323-1070.

Afro Yaqui’s Eco-conscious Jazz Returns

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Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Thursday, February 7th
7:00 pm

Recently returned from the Kennedy Center, The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (named after the indigenous music of the Yaqui people of northern Mexico) fuses the music of first nations in the Americas with funk, jazz, and hip hop to create a new rhythm that liberates spirit and soul.

AYMC is a 9-piece outfit which descends from the ensembles of Guggenheim award-winner Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous and East Asian musics.

Afro-Yaqui Collective

Co-led by 2014 ACE Award-winning Yaqui-Mexican operatic vocalist Gizelxanath Rodreiguez and Fred Ho’s Baritone protege Ben Barson, the band uses their soul-stirring, heart-pumping sounds to respond to global issues from mass incarceration to ecocide.

Afro Yaqui’s concerts are always a hit with the Alphabet City crowd…so be sure to RSVP before this fan-favorite sells out!

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Women Artists at Alphabet City

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents

Inspiration and Tenacity

Thursday, March 15th
8:00 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, join the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (lead by conductor Christine Hestwood) for a program celebrating female artists.


Inspiration and Tenacity honors Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon in anticipation of the world premier of her Tuba Concerto at Heinz Hall on March 16th & 18th. The program, featuring PSO clarinetist Victoria Luperi and trombonist Rebecca Cherian, will showcase the talent and musicianship of these women soloists.

ARThouse’s Vanessa German and PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize-winner Adriana E. Ramírez will complement the evening with readings responding to the issues of the day.

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Cowboys and Frenchman Post-Bop Jazz

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Cowboys & Frenchmen

Tuesday, October 24th
8:00 pm

NYC-based quintet Cowboys & Frenchmen presents a new take on instrumentation, orchestration, and composition for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones plays loose with the role of horns, in an inclusive post-bop style that seamlessly crosses the classic American song book with blues and improvisation.

The band is comprised of five creative musicians. Owen Broder on alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet, Ethan Helm on alto sax, flute and clarinet, Chris Ziemba on piano, Ethan O’Reilly on bass and Matt Honor on drums.
Cowboys & Frenchmen
The inspiration for the quirky band name is a short Western by David Lynch called “The Cowboy and The Frenchmen.” Like the film, this quintet’s music has one foot firmly planted in a genre, while the other one is busy trying to kick down the genre’s door.

This concert celebrates the release of their new album, Bluer Than You Think.

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Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these events, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).

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please add that you wish to see the film under special notes.