This concert is in-person only at our venue, Alphabet City.
The 3rd concert in a series of Geri Allen performances by Yoko Suzuki, a former student and colleague of Geri Allen. This concert features all-new arrangements of Geri’s Work with unique instrumentation. These songs are rarely heard and the concert reveals Geri’s genius and the complex puzzle of her work.
2021-10-26 7:00 PM2021-10-26 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkYoko Suzuki on "The Music of Geri Allen" : Jazz & Strings40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
BTAN presents a screening of the documentary film “Make a Joyful Noize,” + virtual artist talkback. Join us as we journey through the healing power of joy and centering Black art and artists. Free and family friendly event!
2021-10-28 6:30 PM2021-10-28 8:30 PM America/New_YorkCreating Make Joyful Noize Presented by The Black Transformative Arts Network-Alphabet City
Three experts from Carnegie Mellon University—a worldwide leader in AI—and the University of Pittsburgh will explore the intersection of technology in creative practices including music, architecture, and literature. Together they’ll explore how AI will, and should, shape the future of human creativity.
2021-11-03 7:00 pm2021-11-03 8:30 pmAmerica/New_YorkArtificial Intelligence & the Future of Creativity. Presented with Carnegie Mellon University-Alphabet City
The Joe Fonda Quartet is a powerful group of musicians who have collectively been active within the New York Jazz community for over 40 years. The Quartet features a combination of Bassoon and Saxophone—a unique and compelling sound, rarely heard in the world of Jazz.
2021-11-15 7:00 PM2021-11-15 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkJoe Fonda Quartet40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Pittsburgh-based chamber ensemble Kamratōn presents a genre-blurring program curated by flutist, composer, and band leader Nicole Mitchell, including the premiere of a newly commissioned work. Kamratōn will be joined by guest bassist Jeffrey Grubbs of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield for works by Nicole Mitchell, Yvette Jackson, Brittany J. Green, and others.
2021-11-21 6:00 PM2021-11-21 7:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkKamraton Concert with Nicole Mitchell40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Merrell is a composer of illustrious works in gospel jazz and regularly performs with local and nationally known Gospel/Christian artists such as Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, David and Nicole Binion. He also has been featured several times on the nationally televised Bobby Jones Gospel Show. For his Kente engagement, he will perform with his own Jazz/Gospel group, IMPACT.
2021-11-23 7:00 PM2021-11-23 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkDr. Alton Merrell & IMPACT Presented by Kente Arts Alliance40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Thoth Trio has previously appeared at City of Asylum in September 2020 to premiere a new collection of works by Ben Opie, Meditations on Quarantine. The suite was an intuitive and creative response to the initial pandemic lockdown. This performance will see the premiere of the followup, Reflections on Pandemic, a collection of seven new pieces inspired by both global and local circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-11-28 6:00 PM2021-11-28 7:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkThoth Trio: Reflections on Pandemic40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
With flexible instrumentation, guest musicians and eclectic programming, the Bell’Art Ensemble commits to breaking down preconceived ideas about classical music in order to connect chamber music with a new audience. They produce the Living Room Chamber Music Project, a decade-long series of concerts designed to bring classical music out of the concert hall and into intimate spaces.
2021-12-20 7:00 PM2021-12-20 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkBell'Art Ensemble: TREASURES40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange.