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All Events | Starting Friday, June 8, 2012

Opera's Greatest Hits
The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series presents Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists Juan José de León and Kyle Oliver and former Resident Artists Katherine Drago and Shannon Kessler Dooley with accompanist Mark Trawka in numbers such as La donna e mobile from Rigoletto, O sole mio, Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville, Brindisi (Drinking Song) from La Traviata, The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, and Taylor the Latte Boy.  Free admission.

Joshua Bell Plays Brahms
Manfred Honeck, praised by The Guardian for his PSO recording of Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben leads  three tone poems: Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns for an impassioned performance of Brahms' technically-demanding Violin Concerto.

Musicians with a Mission
Members of the Westmoreland Symphony and Mendelsshon Choir and other talented local musicians will present a free one-hour concert hosted by QED's Jim Cunningham. A silent auction for the nonprofit Musicians with a Mission will expand their ability to bring live music into local healthcare settings.

Piano Scholarship Winners Recital
The Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association presents 2012 scholarship winner Ben Grove, who will attend Westminster College, and past winners Alvin Zhu (Julliard) and Ted Evangelista (Boston University).

Duo Cieli
Duo Cieli (Tara Yaney, flute, and John Marcinizyn, guitar) give a free outdoor performance under the Schenley Plaza tent.

First Position
This documentary follows six gifted young dancers who are among the thousands, ages 9 to 19, who enter the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions.

Three Centuries of Printmaking
The Frick features three exhibitions of printmaking: its own collections of 18th-century mezzotints and 19th century chomolithographs, complemented by the traveling exhibition The Prints of Jacques Callot. The three shows span over 200 years, yet all the works demonstrate the importance of the printmaker in recording, publishing and disseminating a distinct view of the world.

A Chorus Line
From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes this Tony Award-winning "singular sensation" -- a powerful and emotion-filled musical for anyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.

Grand Finale with Honeck
Manfred Honeck closes the season with the PSO's Gorton family (James, Gretchen and daughter Heidi) in an imaginative Concert Piece by Eugene Goossens. Maestro Honeck continues the PSO's Mahler Cycle with the immensely moving Sixth Symphony, containing the haunting sounds of Alpine cowbells, celesta, and a devastating hammer of fate. Last performed by the PSO ten years ago, this "Tragic" Symphony is an epic masterwork.

B.E. Taylor
 Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015  Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event. $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.  Now in it’s 19th year, the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert  continues to wow audiences throughout the Midwest. B.E. Taylor Christmas is the place where the faithful come year after year to feel the love of Christmas. Inside some of the most revered concert halls in America, B.E. Taylor transforms old favorites through bold interpretations to create new traditions that will live in the heart as long as Christmas is celebrated.

Holiday Doo Wop
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015  Venue: Heinz Hall  Time: 7:30 PM $90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. The 14th Annual Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Wop Concert returns to Heinz Hall. Featuring - MARY WILSON of the Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love” Lenny Welch “Since I Fell For You”, “Ebb Tide” The Original Tymes “So Much in Love”, “Wonderful, Wonderful” Shirley Alston Reeves original lead  of  The Shirelles “Soldier Boy”, “Mama Said” Tommy Mara and The Crests “Sixteen Candles”, “Cara Mia” Special guest Johnny Angel and The Halos

  Date: Sunday, December 20, 2015 Venue: Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland Time: 6:00 PM   $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. The distinctive sound of Libera has traveled the world in the last few years. The group's albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015  Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!   Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.