You may be wondering why this isn't at the bottom of a comments list, waiting to be flagged as spam, but Michael has graciously agreed to let me make you all an offer that I hope at least some of you won't refuse. My group, The Pittsburgh Camerata, is having our first concerts of this season at the end of the month. The title is "Tales of the Otherworld," and the program features music for All Souls and All Saints. It will begin with the performance of an arrangement that I made for organ of the bizarre Moussorgsky orchestral piece "A Night on Bald Mountain." We have a young guest organist who is one of the best players in the world and who will blow you away with what he can do with two hands and feet. (And Arn, please refrain from the obligatory TWSS...) The organ is placed so that you can actually see what he is doing. (Not here, either, Arn.) You can watch the classic scene from Fantasia that uses this music here.
More after the jump
The first performance is at 8 pm at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Friday the 29th. There are two performances on Saturday October 30th - the first is in Squirrel Hill at Sixth Presbyterian at 7:30, and the second performance is of the organ music and the first half (secular) music only, at 11 pm at Heinz Chapel in Oakland. Costumes are encouraged for that concert. If you aren't sure about choral music in general, or my group in particular, that might be a good way to dip your toe in. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and are interested in attending, contact me here and I'll send you a discount e-coupon. With the discount, you can get into the Heinz Chapel performance for next to nothing. So check it out, and if you go, please come up and say hello!
For those of you not in the area, you are more than welcome to come, of course, but I'm not holding my breath. But you can check out the serialized webstory that I've written to promote the concert. Starting tomorrow, you can find the episodes here. Enjoy! And please do let me know what you think.