Saturday, April 22, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Beethoven Piano Concertos
April brings a two-week Viennese celebration with a festival designed by Music Director Manfred Honeck to explore one of the most artistically fruitful moments in music history. Early 19th-century Vienna was the greenhouse in which Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert all creatively blossomed, composing some of their most delightful and best-loved orchestral works. Maestro Honeck conducts a program of surprises and highlights, complete with the return of fellow Austrian and Pittsburgh favorite, pianist Till Fellner, who will enchant and charm with Beethoven's Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3.
Roast Beef Dinner
The Evangelical Congregational Church of McKeesport is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children. The dinner features fresh homemade pies and real mashed potatoes. A bake sale will also be available. The church is located at the corner of Olive and Walnut Streets in McKeesport. Tickets will be available at the door. The church is handicapped-accessible.
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