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All Events | Starting Friday, July 13, 2012

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

Nathan Carterette, organ
Nathan Carterette of the Church of the Redeemer, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.

Cello Fury
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-energy original music in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Appealing to a diverse audience across age groups and musical interests sets Cello Fury apart from your average rock band. Free admission.

Mendelssohn Choir Auditions
Auditions for all voice parts.  Contact MaryColleen Seip -- 724 263-5259, or see the website.

The People United Will Never Be Defeated
A PNME Special. Pianist Bobby Mitchell performs Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated.

Founded in 2011 by former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Alan Obuzor,  Texture is comprised of classically-trained professional ballet dancers who have danced and trained at some of America's top ballet companies and schools. Dancers are brought together on a project basis to create and present predominantly contemporary and neo-classical work.

Nicholas Capozzoli, organ
Nicholas Capozzoli from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music plays a 30 minute recital on Westminster's Austin organ.

Chekhov Celebration: Three Sisters
Three Sisters poignantly conveys the lives, struggles, loves, and secret desires of sisters Masha, Olga, and Irina and their somewhat ineffectual brother Andrei. Set in a mythological provincial town in late 19th century Russia, we see their lives unfold before our eyes. Translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Harriet Power.

Humor in Craft
Highly ironic, sarcastic and just plain amusing artworks by 32 artists. Everything can be made fun of and why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes and the politicians? Hardly any topic is off-limits for the artists in this exhibition.

PNME Concert 03
Kevin Noe conducts a program featuring guest soloist Timothy Jones, bass-baritone. The Anvil Chorus by David Lang, Quicksiler by Randall Woolf, Triple Crown by David Stock, Silence Must Be by Thierry de Mey, The Life of Birds by Mason Bates, Klingende Buchstaben by Alfred Schnittke, and Silences by Jeffrey Nytch.

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.