Pan Masters Steelband Jamboree @ Under the Big Tent
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

Pan Masters 2019 Steelband Jamboree featuring bands from New York, Philly, Maryland, DC, and Special guest drummer Earl Brooks Jr.

Soca for Breakfast – One Year Anniversary @ Yacht Club
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The best wake up party in the world featuring a complimentary breakfast before 12pm, live DJs, Eclipse Band, Panlara Steelband.

Extempo Steelband @ Restaurant Goldenberg
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Extempo Steelband auf der Terrasse des Restaurants Goldenberg. Nur bei trockener Witterung. Auskunft über Durchführung gibt das Restaurant ab 14.30 Uhr. Reservation empfohlen.

Extempo Steelband @ Restaurant Goldenberg
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Extempo Steelband auf der Terrasse des Restaurants Goldenberg. Nur bei trockener Witterung. Auskunft über Durchführung gibt das Restaurant ab 14.30 Uhr. Reservation empfohlen.

U.S. Navy Steelband Reunited for Sounds of the City @ Williams Research Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In the 1950s, a US Navy admiral stationed in Puerto Rico dreamed of growing the popularity of Caribbean music among stateside Americans. The US Navy Steel Band, formed in 1957 by Admiral Daniel V. Gallery, eventually performed more than 20,000 concerts worldwide before disbanding in 1999. In 1973, the band moved from its original headquarters in Puerto Rico to New Orleans and became an integral part of both the local and national music scene.

On Wednesday, June 5, retired members of the band—many of whom stayed in New Orleans—will reunite for a one-night performance and lecture at THNOC. Under the guidance of Andrew R. Martin, professor of music at Inver Hills College, the group will explore the steel drum as a musical instrument and its repertoire.

Martin is the author of Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957–1999 (University Press of Mississippi). His research is centered on the theory and analysis of American popular music, as well as various aspects of Afro-Caribbean music and its phenomenal dissemination throughout North America and the globe. His chief focus investigates the development of Trinidadian steel bands and pannists outside of Trinidad and Tobago. Since 2011, Martin has written a semiregular newspaper column, “Pan Worldwide,” for the Trinidad Guardian.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition New Orleans Medley: Sounds of the City.

Pan Camp! 2019 @ Barrels to Beethoven Education Space
Jun 7 – Aug 21 all-day

Join us for our 5th annual Pan Camp!

Pan Camp is a week-long program that takes a group of children new to the steelpan, performance, and instrumental music and teaches them steelpan and performance technique. During the week, children learn steelpan technique, performance skills, and the history and culture of the instrument, including the unique building process. Each aspect of the curriculum helps our young students to build confidence, be creative, think innovatively, and build their skills as we move through the week. Learning about the history and creation of the instrument inspires their creativity and increases their connection to the steelpan.

Our unique camp will not only teach students about the steelpan, our program also focuses on enhancing social skills and increasing self esteem, self awareness, and confidence while promoting personal expression and creativity. Pan Camp ends with a Community Showcase for family and friends.

Sessions: (Please note: each sessions takes place in a different location)

June 17th-21st 9am-12pm Community Forge

July 15th-19th 9am-12pm TBD

August 5th-9th 9am-12pm St. Edmunds Academy

Cost: $175 per session

**Scholarships available for all programs. Contact us for more information:

*Healthy snacks will be provided. Please let us know if your child has a food allergy.

Scholarships Available!

Pan Camp is funded in part by the Pittsburgh Foundation of Pittsburgh, A.W. Mellon Grant

About Us

Barrels to Beethoven is dedicated to the preservation, education, and innovation of the steelpan. Founded in 2014 by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, Barrels to Beethoven provides engaging, entertaining, and interactive opportunities for the public, especially young people, to learn the accurate history of the instrument, the building and tuning process, music theory, and technique. Leigh started the organization as a way to recognize and continue her father’s work. The mission of the organization is to provide impactful arts and cultural education to the community as well as sustain the instrument. In addition to learning music theory, science, innovation, and technique, kids who participate in our steelpan education programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development.

Calypsociation Summer Panyard Party #26 @ Calypsociation Panyard
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm

Calypsociation Summer Panyard Party avec les steelbands de Calypsociation et Les Allumés du Bidon.

Rhythm and Steel @ Restaurant Goldenberg
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rhythm and Steel auf der Terrasse des Restaurants Goldenberg. Nur bei trockener Witterung. Auskunft über Durchführung gibt das Restaurant ab 14.30 Uhr. Reservation empfohlen.

Jubiläumskonzert – 10 Jahre Calypsonic Steel Orchestra @ Freizeitzentrum West
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

Nach zwei Jahren Pause ist das Calypsonic Steel Orchestra zurück im FZW. Nachdem im Sommer 2017 mit “Life On Planet Pan” das erste Album veröffentlich wurde, feiert das Orchester in diesem Jahr bereits sein 10-jähriges Bestehen!

Der Verein Calypsonic e.V. wurde 2009 gegründet, das “Calypsonic Steel Orchestra” entstand kurze Zeit später aus der Jugend-Steelband „PanGanG“ und hat sich in den letzten Jahren einen Namen geschaffen, der über die Stadt- und Landesgrenzen bekannt ist.

Die Steelband begeistert mit authentischen Arrangements im Bereich Soca, Calypso und Reggae. Die musikalischen Ursprünge reichen von Trinidad & Tobago bis nach Europa und von Afrika bis nach Indien. Interpretationen von Bob Marley, den Beatles und Daft Punk gehören ebenso zum Repertoire wie Sting oder ein Violinkonzert von Bach.

Die Instrumente stammen aus der Karibik und umfassen sämtliche Stimmlagen von Bass bis Sopran. Ergänzt werden die Steelpans durch Schlagzeug und Percussion. Die Musik lädt zum Tanzen ein, aber auch zum Entspannen. Sie entführt in eine bunte Welt mit Klängen aus aller Welt.

Sei es durch außergewöhnliche Instrumente, ungewöhnliche Klänge oder raffinierte Arrangements meist bekannter Klassiker: Mit seinem einzigartigen Sound bringt das 18-köpfige Orchester die Karibik (mitten) ins Ruhrgebiet.

Beim Jubiläumskonzert präsentiert das Calypsonic Steel Orchester nicht nur die Songs seines ersten Albums “Life On Planet Pan”, sondern auch ein paar neue Hits und all-time Klassiker.

A Night of Fantasy @ Tropicana Centre of Excellence Hall
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm

A Night of Fantasy, annual pannies celebration featuring performances by: Pan Fantasy alongside Earl La Pierre Jr., Chris Lewis, Mark Mosca, Darryl Williams, Dance Caribe Performing Company and appearance by Mayor John Tory. Silent Auction, 50/50 draw.