Freedom to Create Keynote with Wole Soyinka

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

In-person tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. You can still join us live via livestream by clicking the "watch online" button above. 

Our annual Freedom to Create Keynote features two distinguished authors: Nobel Prize-winning author and activist Wole Soyinka and author Richard Wiley. 

Free

Drue Heinz Winner Joanna Pearson

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Reading and discussion with 2020 Drue Heinz Winner, Joanna Pearson. Joanna will read from her award-winning collection You Know it All and be joined in conversation by Clare Beams (The Illness Lesson).

Free

Aimée Allen Trio

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Aimée Allen Trio: Strings and C(h)ords with Tony Romano and François Moutin
Aimée Allen brings her trademark soulful originals and lyricism to life with world-renowned bassist François Moutin and multi-dimensional guitarist Tony Romano.  They make nine strings and two vocal cords sound like much more, with rich sonic landscapes and passionate, adventurous explorations of jazz improvisation and musical storytelling.  The repertoire will include new arrangements of standards and old and new compositions.  The trio provides a warm, dynamic, rhythmic experience like no other.

Free

Yoko Suzuki presents “The Music of Geri Allen”—Jazz & Strings

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

The 3rd concert in a series of Geri Allen performances by Yoko Suzuki, a former student and colleague of Geri Allen. This concert features all-new arrangements of Geri's Work with unique instrumentation. These songs are rarely heard and the concert reveals Geri’s genius and the complex puzzle of her work.

Free

Pittsburgh Remembers with Clarion Quartet

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

This program features music written by Jewish composers as well as music that expresses the powerful human ability to move forward, and create great art, after tragedy. The program also features remarks from Rabbi Myers of the Tree of Life Congregation as well as literary readings, to honor the memory of those whose lives were taken at the Tree of Life Synagogues.

Free

Joe Fonda Quartet

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

The Joe Fonda Quartet is a powerful group of musicians who have collectively been active within the New York Jazz community for over 40 years. The Quartet features a combination of  Bassoon and Saxophone—a unique and compelling sound, rarely heard in the world of Jazz. 

Free