Music for Mt. Lebanon PA - Serving the South Hills


Music for Mt. Lebanon Presents...

A Great Variety of Musical Styles

Our 70th Season 2015-2016


  Saturday, December 5, 2015  -  Mt. Lebanon High School Auditorium  
  CAPITOL STEPS  -  Music for Mt. Lebanon Fundraiser  
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  We welcome the Capitol Steps back as our special guests during our 70th Anniversary Season.  They were last here in 2014 and we look forward to this performance during this election year!! Over 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.  
  Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 34 albums that you can sample at the Capitol Steps album link including their latest, How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.  
  For lots more background and current happenings visit the Capitol Steps web site.  
  Saturday, February 6, 2016   -  Mellon Middle School Auditorium  
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  Back in 1974, producer John Shoup re-formed the DUKES of Dixieland, and opened their jazz club atop the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter, calling it "DUKES' PLACE” with the blessing of its previous owner, Louis Prima. Playing four sets a night, often stretching till dawn, when three bucks would take care of the two drink minimum, DUKES’ PLACE also became the home base for a number of jazz sessions produced by Shoup for PBS, including the early Marsalis family, Stephane Grappelli, Les McCann and Toots Thielemans.  
  The DUKES started accepting 30 dates a year with orchestras, festivals and Performing Arts Centers in the USA and overseas, never straying long, before returning home first to DUKES’ PLACE until 1986; then a new home on Bourbon Street called MAHOGANY HALL, and in 1992, they moved home base to the STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ, where they have remained ever  since.  Unlike their dixieland name, they play New Orleans music, from Dr. John and Fats Domino, to Huey Smith and Louis Prima, not to mention many of their own original tunes. With a repertoire of roughly 400 tunes, there is room for all of the above and still be the pre-eminent New Orleans band as well as New Orleans Ambassadors. Today, each member has a Masters degree in Music and the average age of the six musicians is 38.5 years.  
  Learn more about this wonderfully deep Dixieland heritage group at Dukes of Dixieland.  
  Saturday, March 5, 2016  -  Southminster Presbyterian Church  
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Katherine, originally from Mt. Lebanon, and Alena began playing together in 2012 during the internationally renowned Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, in which they were both members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra.  Having enjoyed performing together not just orchestrally, but also finding success as chamber music partners, they decided to form a flute and harp duo. 
Chicago Harpist Katherine Ventura has performed throughout the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member.  She has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, UK, Palau de la

  Musica in Barcelona, Spain, Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  Katherine received her bachelor’s degree with honors in Music Performance: Harp from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and her Masters Degree in Music Performance: Harp from Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2010 as a student of Sarah Bullen, Principal Harp, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Please visit Katherine's web page to enjoy more of her impressive musical history.  

Alena Lugovkina, UK based Russian flautist, Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, holds a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction and a Master of Music, with Distinction, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. More impressive background can be found at Alena's web site.

  Saturday, April 2, 2016  -  Mt. Lebanon High School Auditorium  
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Musical theater’s best leading men transport you from the Golden Age and back again in a thrilling and moving evening of Broadway’s most beloved hits. You’ll delight to hear favorites from SOUTH PACIFIC, WEST SIDE STORY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, JERSEY BOYS, and the list goes on.
Three leading men.
Three unbelievable voices.
They’ll leave you breathless, recreating the roles they’ve played on Broadway and on stages all over the world.
Each performance features three of the following Broadway stars: Brent Barrett • Hugh Panaro • Gavin Creel • Norm Lewis • Stephen Bogardus • Lewis Cleale • Aaron Lazar • Max von Essen •


  Sean Mcdermott • Kevin Spirtas • George Dvorsky • John Cudia • Sal Viviano • Aaron Lazar • Ron Bohmer • Matt Cavenaugh and Brian Lane Green.  More information is available the web site for  

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