The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices, especially the voices of black women and women of color, and how historically marginalized they have been in the music industry. When they’re not performing on stages like Carnegie Hall and the Apollo, the RRC regularly hits the NYC streets, advocating for social justice across the spectrum. Click here for artist's website.
Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar”, Sáinz-Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known for his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance.” (The New York Times) His musical interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his homeland’s rich cultural region. He is known for his emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing with Plácido Domingo to an audience of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, where maestro Domingo hailed him as “the master of the guitar.” Villegas performs alongside master percussionist Nacho Arimany and Latin Grammy Award-winning bassist Pedro Giraudo in an intimate evening exploring the diverse and colorful music genres that have originated on the American continents. Click here for artist's website.
SPEAKER SERIES: As senior mechanical engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration. Click HERE for speaker's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. Photo Courtesy NASA JPL-Caltech.
Join Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera’s Squonkers as they manipulate gargantuan puppet hands (the size of houses!) to tell a spectacular and comic story. In this rock opera melee, giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Featuring original chamber rock music and an opportunity for audience members to come together to grab rigging, each individual powers a larger movement of giant fingers, a web of connections, a single dance. Hand to Hand encourages shared discovery and making a community of the imagination. Held outdoors in Tamerler Courtyard next to the arts center. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for more info.