All Events | Starting Saturday, July 7, 2012
The glass is always half-full for Leonard Bernstein's Candide in this story of ultimate optimism! Travel the globe with our unlikely hero, as he confronts doom, death and destruction at every turn. And yet Candide finds a happy ending to make his garden grow in this “best of all possible worlds!"
Sid Kweller: An Avian Adventure
Whimsical drawings by Sid Kweller including his "Green Dog" series, and his recent bird drawings from "The Annals of the Odd-U-Bon Society" are on view. Kweller may be best known as the architect for many specialty stores along Walnut St. in Shadyside such as London Dock, The Balcony, and The Gazebo.
Thomas Hong conducts Barber's Overture to The School for Scandal, Henry Mancini favorites including Moon River, Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Gershwin's An American in Paris, Sousa marches and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Gilbert & Sullivan at SummerFest
Singers from the Pittsburgh Savoyards perform Gilbert & Sullivan "hits," plus a preview of their next production, The Yeomen of the Guard.
Monroeville Jazz Festival
The Airmen of Note, the United States Air Force jazz band, will headline the 10th annual Monroeville Jazz Festival, which also features local jazz artists: Eric Johnson, Maureen Budway, Benny Benack Jr., and Lilly Abreu. Tony Mowod is the Festival emcee.
Thomas Hong conducts Samuel Barber's Overture to The School for Scandal, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto #2 featuring Dennis O'Boyle, and Elgar's "Enigma Variations."
Allegheny Brass Band
The ABB is a British-style brass band. Unlike your typical high school or college band and most “community” bands, we have no woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe). And of course, we have "no strings attached." Founded in 1984, the ABB is made up of about 30 amateur players who despite their diverse backgrounds and walks of life – share a common love of music. Free admission.
Alan Lewis, organ
Alan Lewis of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.
The Total Immersion Of Madeleine Favorini
Pittsburgh's No Name Players opens its new-plays reading season with Frank Gagliano's drama in which Madeleine journeys from dutifulness to rebellion on a gynecological examining table that takes wing — and which features the soaring "vacuum vagina" speech. "The Total Immersion Of Madeleine Favorini" is directed by Linda Haston, and stars Lauren Michaels, Tony Bingham and Erica Highberg playing multiple roles. Free admission.
Franz Mohr and the Horowitz Steinway
Franz Mohr, Steinway's Chief Technician since 1965, worked closely with Horowitz, Cliburn, Rubinstein and others. He will appear with the piano that Horowitz played wherever he performed, and which Mohr gave its signature brilliant tone and lightning-quick action. Young pianists will play the instrument. Mohr will speak, take questions, and sign copies of his memoir "My Life with the Great Pianists." For reservations: 412 922-0903.
Nathan Carterette, organ
Nathan Carterette, Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill, plays a 30 minute recital on Westminster's Austin organ.
“Mama” Kadiatou: Kiridi (The Orphan) - A Cinderella Story
Set in a traditional Guinean village, "Mama" Kadiatou weaves the Cinderella-Like fairytale of a young woman who is forbidden to dance and pursue the man she loves by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. The rich percussive rhythms of the native Sossou, Malinke, and Toma set the tone for a powerful ensemble of more than 15 dancers and drummers.
PNME Concert 02
Kevin Noe conducts a program including Allegro Sostenuto by Helmut Lachenmann, L'Ange Pale by Amy Beth Kirsten, What She Saw There by Evan Ziporyn; and The New Maths by Louis Andriessen.
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
A FREE quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are open to the public. Text “CRAWL” to SMASH (76274) for special offers.
Pittburgh Symphony Orchestra at Wisp Resort
Violinist Chee-Yun plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. This concert for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival opens with Mozart's Symphony #39.
Fiddler on the Roof
Packed with memorable music and rousing dances, this legendary production is filled with side-splitting laughter and heartfelt tears. This award-winning masterpiece captures the story of one father's struggle to hold onto his family's traditions amidst the rebellious antics of his three independent daughters and the turmoil of a changing world.
Sean Murphy, saxophone
The Harmony Museum presents Sean Murphy in the premiere of Ruby Fulton's "Famous Broken Line," commissioned by Murphy and Harmony Museum; the work reflects the Harmonist interest in alchemy. Murphy will also play "Sonata for Alto Saxophone" by Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) with pianist Michelle Bitler; "Tre Pezzi" for solo soprano sax by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988); and, with Bitler, the premiere of "Addi[c]tives" for alto saxophone and piano by Pittsburgh's Stephen Barr.
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.