Galas and Special Events
Quantum Theatre's Q-Ball
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue
The 2013 Q Ball was certainly an evening to remember! So many wonderful friends came out in support or Quantum Theatre at this annual benefit gala. The evening featured a lively auction, delectable libations, and fabulous entertainment by kNOTDance, Olga Watkins Band, Timbeleza, Shockwave Riderz, and PANDEMIC.
Below are some memorable moments from the evening...
Photos by Ivette Spradlin
We are so appreciative of those who supported Quantum through the live & silent auctions. The incredible live auction items were:
First trumpet with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, friend of Wynton Marsalis, three-time winner of Downbeat Magazine's "rising star" award, leader on five CDs that have earned international notice… Sean is also our very own here in Pittsburgh – Artistic Director for Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Professor of Jazz Studies at Duquesne, and a huge draw at local jazz hot spots. Dazzle your friends with a concert in your own home, for 25 guests of your choice. This is a repeat Q Ball prize thanks to Sean’s generosity and its popularity.
DINNER AT THE GRACIOUS HOME OF Q BALL CHAIRS, THE REICHS,
WITH THE DREAM OF AUTUMN CAST
Debra and Manny Reich offer their awesome hospitality, to pair with Quantum’s artistry. Dream of Autumn will have its American premiere at Quantum starring Karla Boos, Marty Giles, Laurie Klatscher, Gregory Lehane, and Jennifer Tober. This moving, erotic, and mysterious tale runs April 4-28. Winner receives tickets to the 90 minute show and intimate conversation afterwards over dinner in the Reich’s beautiful Squirrel Hill home, for 12!
SCULPTURE BY THADDEUS MOSLEY
One of Pittsburgh’s greatest artists. Thad’s shows over many decades at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Three Rivers Art Festival, and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild as well as commissions at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the August Wilson Center have helped Pittsburgh come to love this native son and know his beautiful works in wood and limestone intimately. Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year is among his many awards and honors.
PAINTING BY BOB QUALTERS
And another of Pittsburgh's greatest artists. He had a fabulous show recently at BE Galleries, which the gallery promoted with the words of Kurt Shaw, Art Critic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and we can't improve upon them: "Bob Qualters is special to this city. He remains a fiercely independent explorer who possesses mad skills and an enduring fascination with history. And as a reward, his impressions of the city he so loves will forever be a part of i
NY ART WEEKEND
Building excitement for the 56th Carnegie International got us thinking. We’ll prime the lucky bidder and friends for the fall 2013 opening with an insider’s New York art weekend. Former Carnegie Museum of Art Director Richard Armstrong, now Director of the Guggenheim Museum, will give a private tour of that magnificent museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and its exhibitions. Additional to that, Dan Byers, Co-Curator of the Carnegie International, has arranged a studio visit with a prominent New York artist. Two rooms, two-night stay, at a glamorous New York hotel is included in this trip for 4!
Two cases of fantastic wine, assembled from the collections of Pittsburgh’s true oenophiles:
Case 1: Chateau Pomeaux, an extraordinarily rich and robust wine with elegant balance and a delicate bouquet. The vineyards are located on the southeastern slope of the Pomerol plateau near the border of the communes of Pomerol and St. Emilion. Chateau Pomeaux's vines, which are 100% Merlot Noir, average over 40 years of age. The vintage is 2006.
Case 2: A mixed case with contributions from Pittsburgh’s greatest cellars, ‘local’ provenance included… you’ll feel like you’re drinking with friends! An example from this box: Pommard Premier Cru 2005. Includes passes to Dreadnought’s Friday Casual Wine Class.
Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque are organizations of exactly the same age (going on 23 years) and similar character – devotion to excellence and an adventurous spirit have earned acclaim and audience loyalty for both companies. We hope to work together on a wonderful piece of music-theatre, perhaps a baroque opera, to appear in the special anniversary year soon to arrive. As a sneak preview, Chatham Baroque Executive Director Marc Giosi (a magnificent pianist in his own right) offers a piano concert in your home of French music he’s exploring- composers ranging from Jean-Philippe Rameau to Chopin to Eric Satie, and Quantum’s Karla Boos adds readings (and perhaps surprise singing) as they explore their collaboration. Say you were there for the beginning!
Our Silent Auction featured incredible prizes from Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Studio Booth Salon, Pittsburgh Opera, Venture Outdoors, Chatham Baroque, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Attack Theatre, Big Burrito, the Steelers, Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Bricolage, Bar Marco, Jessica Rutherford, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Larrimor’s, the Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust… AMAZEING ARTWORK from Bob Qualters, Ron Copeland, and many more!
Q-BALL HOST COMMITTEE
Debra & Manuel Reich
Francine & Jim Abraham, Sharon & Bob Arffa, Vivian & Bill Benter, Demeatria & J.G. Boccella, Karla Boos & Joel LeGall, Robyn & Sean Brady, Dorit Brauer, Charlene Campbell, Tracy & Nick Certo, Anne Chen & Gary Carlough, Kathryn Connor & Ian Cook, David and Kate DeSimone, Lynn & Chip Desmone, Nita Fandray & Ed Modaro, Tony and Annette Ferrieri, Mark Flaherty, Kate Freed & Jack Brice, Stevie Herendeen, Karey Kluesner & Pietro Bajona, Christiane Leach, Mary Murrin, Scott Nelson, Chanel & Eric Nernberg, RJ Romeo, Caryn Rubinoff & Craig Dunham, Joshua & Annie Siebert, Susan & Peter Smerd, Allison & Brandon Sutton, Nancy Trice, Teresa Trich, Merle Ward, Tara Zeigler & Steve Gross
Quantum is especially grateful to Bakery Square for hosting the 2013 Q Ball.
ABOUT BAKERY SQUARE:
Bakery Square is a new mixed-use development located in the East End neighborhood of Pittsburgh, built out of the existing site of the historic Nabisco Factory. Offering an exciting lifestyle center environment while hosting numerous free events to connect with its neighbors and guests, Bakery Square is home to Google, UPMC, Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Active Fitness, Coffee Tree Roasters, Learning Express Toys, Jimmy Johns, Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel, Massage Heights, Boxwood, University of Pittsburgh Technology Development Center, University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, CMU Software Engineering Institute, Nuance, Panera Bread, Veteran Administration, University of Pittsburgh Roar Lab and more.