All Events | Starting Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called him "one of America's greatest warriors." Known for his candor and innovative leadership, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until his retirement in 2010.
Chamber Music with Harp
Pittsburgh Symphony principals Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; and Anne Martindale Williams, cello, play chamber music with harp.
Three Rivers Quilt Show
The Three Rivers Quilters Guild presents its 2012 QUILT SHOW featuring over 120 quilts on exhibit, quilting demos, vendors, quilt-related "Granny's Attic" and a snack cafe. This year's show theme is IRISH CHAIN, a tribute to a simple, but versatile, quilt block.
The Electric Baby
The Baby is fragile yet powerful. His tale of urban folklore connects his Romanian mother and his Nigerian father with colorful Americans in Pittsburgh, PA. Zadravec's prize-winning play about people from besieged corners of the globe, Honey Brown Eyes, brought her to national prominence. The Electric Baby reflects time she spent in Pittsburgh. Daniella Topol directs.
Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble
The incomparable Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble lives up to its lofty billing in a brilliant performance. This program, created for American audiences, takes you on a journey of Russian music, traditional folk songs: Meadolands, Moscow Nights and Dark Eyes; interspersed with dances of amazing virtuosity.
Distinctively Dutch: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
This nontraditional 'salon' experience includes food & drink, and performances of -- Jacob TV: Body of Your Dreams (boombox and Rob Frankenberry, piano); Louis Andriessen: The Garden of Eros (Roger Zahab, violin and Rob Frankenberry, piano); and PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman recreates her legendary 2009 performance of Jacob TV's Lipstick – an intoxicating mashup of audio from daytime talk shows and Billie Holiday.
Legends and Visionaries
Haydn and Monteverdi were legends in their own time and visionaries of music yet to be. Eric Whitacre and John Tavener are contemporary composers using new techniques to stretch the art of choral music with their visions and well on the way to becoming legends. Guest Music Director Larry Allen will lead Haydn's Missa Brevis Sancti Johannes de Deo, Monteverdi's Beatis Vir, Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, and Tavener's Village Wedding.
A Cinderella Story
Steven Stucky's Son et Lumière (Sound and Light) entertains with orchestral colors colors and shimmering textures. Then, pianist Stephen Hough dazzles in Saint-Saëns' exotic "Egyptian" Concerto. To close, Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin presents his own signature orchestral suite from Sergei Prokofiev's romantic ballet Cinderella.
Shameless: Celebrate Peter's 45th
Peter Kope has spent 45 years on this earth shamelessly pedaling his art. Now it's time to shamelessly celebrate the man (and company) behind the dance. So come and help fill Attack Theatre's Piggy Bank for Creative Risk. Shamelessly invest in us, so we can shamelessly create art. Shameless? Yes. Fun? Absolutely.
Cui, Vieuxtemps & Tchaikovsky
Music Director Warren Davidson conducts Cesar Cui's overture to The Mandarin's Son, Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto #5 featuring Elaine Kang, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5.
Student Reading Session: works by Young Composers
PSO Composer of the Year Steven Stucky coached young composers from Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, and West Virginia University and selected one work from each school for a reading session with the PSO, accompanied by feedback and insights from Mr. Stucky. Free admission.
Tigers Be Still
Depression has never been funnier! Sherry's art therapy degree didn't launch her dream career, so she moved back into her childhood bedroom. Her mom won't come downstairs. Her sister won't leave the couch. Her very first patient won't stick around for a session. Her boss brings a rifle to work. And an escaped tiger roams the streets … but Sherry's life is looking up. Variety commends Kim Rosenstock's "clever comic dialogue in a voice that is too smart to be cute."
Returning from a five-city tour, we bring this transfixing dance and exciting live music production to the New Hazlett Theater for one weekend only. Featuring the live music of Ben Hardt and The Symphony.
CMU School of Music Centennial Concert
The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will be joined by guest artists including, but not limited to, Met Opera tenor Jeffrey Behrens and baritone Liam Bonner; Chicago Symphony Principal Horn Dale Clevenger; actor, singer, and star of Jersey Boys, Graham Fenton; Seattle Symphony Assoc. Concertmaster Emma Hancock McGrath; NY Philharmonic Principal Horn Philip Myers; PSO Principal Horn William Caballero; actress and star of Ragtime and Jekyll & Hyde, Christiane Noll; and more. Broadcast and streamed live on QED 89.3 and online. This concert will also be performed in New York, at Carnegie Hall, April 2nd.
Pioneers of symphonic rock, The Moody Blues mark the 45th Anniversary of their landmark album "Days of Future Passed" with a 32-city US tour. Their hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” and “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band).”
Lisa See, a book club favorite, writes moving stories about friendship, family secrets, and forgotten history, inspired by her Chinese-American background. She returns with Dreams of Joy, following Joy, daughter of Pearl from Shanghai Girls, in a poignant depiction of life in 1957 Shanghai amidst the New Society of Red China.
Music on the Edge - Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
This concert for one piano, four hands, pays tribute to the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Celtic Woman in Concert
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Venue: Heinz Hall
$110 Single ticket
$220 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
QED Cooks Big Night 6-Course Dinner
When: Monday, May 6, 2013
Venue: D'Imperio's Restaurant, Monroeville
$150 Single ticket
Credit Card Only. Non-refundable.
Big Night Menu:
Crespelle 'Mbusse (Wet Crepes)