A Message from our Honorary Consul, Dominique Schinabeck
Dear friends of the Swiss-American Society of Pittsburgh,
It is with regret that I must share with you today the news of my resignation as Honorary Consul of Switzerland, effective April of this year.
This news is both happy and sad; happy for me as I have decided to return to Switzerland permanently after being fortunate enough to have spent eight wonderful years in Pittsburgh. And, sad for me, as I will no longer be able to join you and attend all the special events of the SAS. I will certainly miss the exchange of the participation of these events, but most of all, I will miss the friendships that were created with the position of Honorary Consul.
The Consulate of New York will inform you regarding the succession planning of the Honorary Consul position accordingly. Thank you for all the good times we spent together, and for all the memories that will always be special to me. I send to all of you my very best regards – uf wiederluege!
Dominique E. Schinabeck
Swiss Cultural Attractions Coming to Pittsburgh!
2013-10-01, Pittsburgh. As part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (featuring the four-story-high Rubber Duck floating on the Allegheny River), the inventive Swiss directors duo Zimmermann & de Perrot will be staging Hans was Heiri at the Byham Theater at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Zimmermann & de Perrot have crafted an original and mischievous marriage of theater, circus and dance. Poets as well as magicians, their choreography, music and set design overflows with cunning depth and humor. In Hans was Heiri, the stage design revolves on a horizontal axis, forcing the performers into the most unlikely positions.
Tickets are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at TrustArts.org/First, or by calling 412-456-6666. Also, the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve will be performing at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Byham Theater. Directed by Philippe Cohen, the Geneve Ballet is known around the world for its exquisite dancers and exciting artistic collaborations. Tickets are available at TrustArts.org/dance or by calling 412-456-1390.
Alliance of Germanic Societies Parade & Luncheon
2013-09-01, Pittsburgh. The Swiss-American Society of Pittsburgh is a member organization of The Alliance Of Germanic Societies of Pittsburgh. On September 14, the Alliance is sponsoring its fifth annual parade on Pittsburgh's North Side, which will be followed by a luncheon at Teutonia Maennerchor. The luncheon will honor SASP life member and past president Koni Ostertag, and will additionally honor the late Tom Pastorius, founder of Penn Brewery.
A display of antique German and classic autos will take place prior to the parade from 9:30 to 10:30 at Allegheny Commons East. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Alliance Church on Union Avenue, and proceeds down East Ohio Street before finishing at Teutonia. A parade viewing / seating area will be located around the 520 block of East Ohio Street by the Deutschtown Blumengarten and Priory Fine Pastries. The luncheon at Teutonia will run from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. We would like to have a good showing by SASP members at the parade and luncheon.
Luncheon tickets are $18.00 at the door. Also, if you would like to buy a ticket for the Alliance's $1,000 prize raffle, please contact Koni. Tickets are $5.00 each and have two numbers, with the winner based on the 7 p.m. Daily Lottery drawing on September 14 (500 tickets are being sold).