Nov 13 - 14 2021
Resonance Works presents Back to the Future

Resonance Works presents Back to the Future

Presented by Resonance Works Pittsburgh at Greer Cabaret Theater

Resonance Works presents "Back to the Future,” featuring the Pittsburgh premieres of four musical selections inspired by past traditions from around the world. Double bass soloist Jeffrey Turner headlines the program in Missy Mazzoli’s Dark with Excessive Bright (2018), a work that synthesizes musical traditions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras with modern techniques. The piece’s title is borrowed from a phrase in Milton’s Paradise Lost and is a surreal and evocative description of God, written by a blind man. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (2003) is an evocative musical soundscape that juxtaposes western classical and Andean folk music traditions. Chen Yi’s Shuo (1995) opens the program with a “shimmering, sparkling amalgam of folk singing from [the composer’s] native China.” Finally, Jessie Montgomery’s Source Code (2013) is based on syntax derived from black spirituals and reflects the gestures, movements, and speech patterns of Civil Rights arts leaders in America.

Resonance Works is an artist-driven, multi-modal performing arts company in Pittsburgh presenting performances that empower musicians and engage audiences since 2013. From fully staged opera to chamber music and commissioned works to classics, we create an alloy of unique and inclusive musical experiences for audiences in a variety of spaces. In order that our art reflects our community, Resonance Works has committed to programming at least half of the works in a season by women and a third by BIPOC creators, with the goal of normalizing equity, diversity and inclusion in our work and in the industry. To learn more about Resonance Works, please visit

Admission Info

Tickets are currently on sale at

Patrons select seating when tickets are purchased. Audience members have the choice to sit at 4-person low-top tables, 4-person hi-top tables, or in theater seating at the back of the theater.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $65, with discounts for seniors, children, and students.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Cabaret Theater box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. or by calling 412-456-6666 Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m - 8 p.m. Online ticket sales close at 6pm the day of each performance. Last minute tickets may be purchased in person at the Theater Square Box Office.

Please be advised of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's COVID-19 precautions and requirements:

All Pittsburgh Cultural Trust requirements can be found at All guests will need to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theater with their valid ticket.The only exceptions are: guests under the age of 12, who must be tested and accompanied by an adult that meets our venue’s vaccination requirements; or guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief For guests who are not able to be vaccinated for one of the reasons listed above, they must provide one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination: negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time, or negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. Guests will be required to wear CDC-approved face coverings/masks while they are inside of the Greer Theater.

Phone: 412-456-6666


Dates & Times

2021/11/13 - 2021/11/14

Location Info

Greer Cabaret Theater

655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222