Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Amahl and the Night Visitors - A Christmas Tradition

Robert Frankenberry as King Kaspar, Jacob Churilla as The Page, Daniel Treadt as King Melchior and Jonathan Stuckey as King Balthazar Credit: Alisa Garin

Resonance Works is presenting its holiday tradition of Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" in a production designed to delight the entire family. The story focuses on a small boy with a disability, his mother and their life-changing encounter with the Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem.

This powerful story of hope, generosity and community is presented once again at the Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 18.

This year, "Amahl" is paired with pieces that feature the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra including seasonal favorites Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves" and Vivaldi's "Winter" from the "Four Seasons" with the spotlight on ResWorks concertmaster, Sando Leal-Santiesteban.

The program opens with "I Add Brillance to the Sun" by American composer and Yale professor, Christopher Theofanidis. 

Join ResWorks for its beloved holiday tradition of Amahl & the Night Visitors!  
Friday December 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday December 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Third Presbyterian Church
5701 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Concertmaster Sandro Leal-Santiesteban

Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin
David Gram, stage director
Barbara LeMay, Daniel Teadt, Robert Chafin, Jonathan Stuckey, Joel Goodloe, 
& Rohan Puri as Amahl
Resonance Chamber Orchestra
Maria Sensi Sellner, conductor

THEOFANIDIS                  I add brilliance to the sun
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS     Fantasia on Greensleeves
VIVALDI                            Winter from The Four Seasons
MENOTTI                         Amahl & the Night Visitors

Tickets are $15 to $35. Phone 412-501-3330 or buy online at

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