The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy has announced new dates for the 2021 Hillman Performing Arts Series. Originally scheduled on Saturday evenings in March through May, all four shows have been moved to Saturday and Sunday afternoons in May and June to create a family-friendly spring/ summer afternoon concert series. Tickets are $20-25 and can be purchased online at www.thehillman.org.
The three vocalists will perform outdoors on Hillman Center's loading dock, while the one instrumentalist will perform in the spacious Richard E. Rauh Theater. All shows will have limited ticketing to ensure adherence with PA gathering limits and socially distant seating. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, with masks required for all guests. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The revised 2021 season lineup includes:
Saturday, May 8 • Richard E. Rauh Theater (indoors)
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with one of America's most beloved pianists and composers. Robin Spielberg has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies for more than 20 years. Spielberg will perform music from her vast repertoire of American melodies and original favorites focusing on love, meaningful reflection and fun stories. Learn more.
Saturday, June 12 • Hillman Center Loading Dock (outdoors)
"The American Songster" Dom Flemons returns to the Hillman after a sellout performance in 2019. With a repertoire covering more than 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes, the Grammy winner will perform songs from his 2020 album, Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus. He is an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. Learn more.
The Honey Dewdrops
Saturday, June 26 • Hillman Center Loading Dock (outdoors)
For the past decade, Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops (Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish) have performed fresh, original songs influenced by traditional Appalachian music with a contemporary flare. With a versatile setup that includes a clawhammer banjo, mandolin and acoustic guitars, they blend folk and acoustic with a hint of bluegrass to create powerful, heartfelt and authentic music. Learn more.
Sonia De Los Santos
Sunday, June 27 • Hillman Center Loading Dock (outdoors)
A 2019 Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos uses Latin American rhythms to show the joy she sees in everyday life. This concert will include songs from her debut album, Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island, which reflects her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Learn more.
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts, established in 2004, is one of Western Pennsylvania's newest cultural venues. Its flagship offering, the Hillman Performing Arts Series, presents programs of excellence that represent Pittsburgh's cultural traditions while celebrating global artistic innovation. In addition, the Hillman Center strives to foster an accessible environment for all patrons to explore and enjoy fine art. Special emphasis is placed on family-friendly programming. Learn more at www.thehillman.org.