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UPMC Health Plan presents ACFL&MH Annual Benefit: Joe Negri’s Mass of Hope
October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Revered guitarist and beloved Pittsburgh icon Joe Negri returns to the Music Hall on October 7 to perform his Mass of Hope featuring the Bach Choir under the direction of Thomas Douglas. Performing with Negri are Max Leake on piano, Tony DePaolis on bass and Tom Wendt, percussion with guests Gavin Horning on guitar and Natalie Tomaro, soloist.
A Pittsburgh icon and guitar legend, Joe Negri has distinguished himself as a nationally acclaimed performer, recognized composer, renowned actor and respected educator for decades. He may be most familiar to national audiences for his 30-year tenure as the affable Handyman Negri on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (PBS).
Now in his 10th decade, Negri began developing his Mass in the mid-1960’s, incorporating typical jazz styles with harmonies and syncopations, bringing the classic liturgy to life. In a Post-Gazette interview, Negri commented, “If you like popular music or jazz, I think you will get a lot out of it…Parts of it can even get you off your feet a little bit and get you clapping your hands.”
Doors open at 7:00 pm || Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets are available online or by calling 412-276-3456 x8
$125.00 Reserved Orchestra Seating ($80 tax deductible)
$75.00 Open Balcony Seating ($35 tax deductible)
Joe Negri’s Mass of Hope benefits the campaign to restore and revitalize the historic landmark
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.
The performance is followed by an elegant reception throughout the Library & Music Hall’s historic landmark facility, included with each ticket. The ACFL&MH’s rare civil war room will be open to guests during the reception.
Limited on site and street parking is available. For your convenience, a free shuttle to the Music Hall and back runs from the Main Street parking lot – directly across from the Carnegie Coffee Company.