The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy presents the Grammy-nominated a cappella quintet Committed on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, located on the SSA Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors (65 and over) and $16 for children (18 and under). Buy tickets online at www.thehillman.org or by phone at 412-968-3040.
The SSA boys' a cappella group, The Intonations, will hold a special pre-show performance Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Hillman Center's black box theater.
The season 2 winners of NBC's a cappella competition The Sing-Off, Committed strives to inspire everyone they encounter through music. With songs ranging from classical to contemporary, the quintet has won audiences over worldwide with its tight harmonies. Committed was formed in 2003 at Forest Lake Academy and solidified its sound at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. Committed has been compared to male a cappella groups like Take 6 and Boyz II Men; however, what sets these singers apart is their versatility. Some members are instrumentalists, and all of them sing various styles of music including gospel, pop, R&B, contemporary worship and jazz. Committed earned a 2016 Grammy nomination in the "Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella" category for the song "Do You Hear What I Hear?" on the EP Home for Christmas. Learn more at www.committedsings.com.
The remaining shows in the 2016-2017 Hillman Performing Arts Series include Playing By Air! (March 11), a symphony of comedy, music, juggling and circus; and The StepCrew (April 8), featuring step dance and Celtic musicians.
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts 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. 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.