Long renowned for its superb acoustics and historic character, the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie offers audiences a variety of artistic and cultural performances in an elegant and historic setting, and distinguished by world class natural acoustics. This facility is fully accessible Please check the calendar listing for the presenting organization’s respective contact information and visit our Ticketing page for specific ticketing information. Join us throughout 2016, as we celebrate our 115th Anniversary Season! From our ACFL&MH-produced Listen Locally performance series, to resident companies Stage 62 and Carnegie Performing Arts Center, to Music Hall friends Pittsburgh Savoyards and Kiev Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and more–this year is primed to both entertain and inspire our regional community!
March 24: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
March 25: 11:00am – 5:00 pm
The Carlynton Community Arts Extravaganza takes place Friday and Saturday, March 24- 25 in the ACFL&MH’s lower level Studio. The exhibit will showcase work by Carlynton artists in grades K-12. Student musicians will perform throughout the weekend as well.
More than 90 pieces will be on display in the Studio. At least 36 students will perform over the two-day event. There will be solos and duets from 5th & 6th grade instrumentalists as well as a trumpet ensemble, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and percussion ensemble from the High School.
Entrance to the Arts Extravaganza is via the ramped entrance between the Library & Music Hall entrances to the facility. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The artwork will remain in the Studio through Sunday, April 2 when the ACFL&MH is holding a special community open house that concludes with a 3:00 concert performed by Rhythm in Blue, the Air Force’s 18-piece jazz band.
Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
There is no “April Fools!” about how beautifully The Early Mays combine deep country sensibilities, masterful harmonies and a sweet old-time sound.
Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy came together as a trio in 2014, earning widespread acclaim ever since. Last August, the Mays took home the Blue Ribbon for winning the Neo-Traditional Band competition at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.
The Early Mays gorgeous traditional and original Appalachian-inspired songs are made for the Music Hall!
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Rhythm in Blue’s concert will be the capstone event of an Open House (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) that showcases all three floors of the Library & Music Hall. “Part of what we want to do is welcome people to just come in, meet us, and discover more about all the Library has to offer,” says Library Director Diane Klinefelter, “but we have a few special things planned.” She wants to put a special push on people who don’t yet have one signing up for a Library card. “All you need is a photo I.D. with your current address or, if you’ve recently moved, a photo I.D. plus something with your current address.” Children who can write their own name are eligible for and encouraged to get their own cards, though their parents must be with them, and agree to assume responsibility for their children’s borrowing and returning.
Assistant Library Director Nate Wyrick will be on hand to help people with problems they have with their “devices” (notebooks, smartphones, kindles, etc.) and to gather information about what patrons need more help with. Tech-savvy volunteers from Carlynton will be available to assist him with that.
New Children’s & Youth Services Librarian Elizabeth Shedlock will be on hand with craft activities for pre-schoolers through middle-schoolers. Carnegie favorite Jeff Keenan will be drawing free caricatures in the Lincoln Gallery and the Espy Post will be open during throughout the Open House.
As a special treat, very local jazz ensemble (Rich Laus hails from Rennerdale) RLM Jazz will perform in the Studio from 1:15 –2:45. Art from the Carlynton Community Arts Extravaganza will still be on display in the Studio, where light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, April 8
“Focus on Photography”
Capt. Thomas Espy GAR Post Tours (on-going every 20 minutes – 2 nd Floor (last tour is 4:00 PM) Lincoln Gallery (on-going self-guided tours – 2 nd Floor)
Photo Antiquities Display on Civil War Photography (Library)
Co. A, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves: Drills & Camp Life (Music Hall Lawn)
John Cummings, “Gettysburg Harvest of Death” (Music Hall) 10:15 AM One of the most elusive group of Civil War battlefield photographs has been the image known as “The Harvest of Death” showing the same bodies from a near opposite angle. The group was made in the days following the battle, most probably July 6, 1863. There have been three prevailing ideas as to the precise location of this ghastly scene. Mr. Cummings will present his theory on where the picture was actually taken.
Chartiers Cemetery Tour of the GAR Civil War Section 11:30 AM –12:30 PM (Shuttle to and from cemetery – at Library steps)
Book Sale, Food & Beverages, Vendors (Studio) 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Photo Antiquities Museum, “Civil War Photography” (Music Hall) 1:00 PM Photography was still in its infancy, yet enthusiastic photographers made their way to the battlefields with burdensome cameras, glass plate negatives and caustic chemicals. The images provided posterity with a comprehensive visual record of the war and its leading figures and made a powerful impression on the populace. This talk covers the development of photography and the difficulties of the photographers who risked their lives to make a visual record of The Civil War.
Chartiers Cemetery Tour of the GAR Civil War Section 2:30 –3:30 PM (Shuttle to and from cemetery – at Library steps)
Blue Grass Concert – Fern Hollow (Music Hall) Free 5:00 PM
It is strongly recommended that the free shuttle service be utilized as there is limited parking at the Library. Continuous free shuttle service is available starting at 9:50 AM. You may park in any of the municipal parking lots for free. Shuttle pick up stop is the parking lot across from Carnegie Coffee on Main Street near One Thirty One