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All Events | Starting Monday, July 16, 2012

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

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

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.

Big Band Jazz Concert
In its 8th season, the North Suburban Symphonic Band is a classic "big band" performing arrangements from The Stan Kenton Orchestra, big band charts of well-known George Gershwin melodies, and music by Pittsburgh's own Ray DeFade, among others, with vocals by Tony Venneri and Jessie Wills.

Cuban Music and Art Festival
Founder, captain, and conductor Robert Boudreau leads the AWSO in a free concert of Cuban music aboard the Point Counterpoint II, designed by architect Louis Kahn. Cuban art will be on display in the gallery below deck. The concert will feature Leo Brouwer's Cancion de Gesta, composed as a gift for the AWSO by Cuba's Leo Brouwer.

Freya String Quartet
Beulah Presbyterian Church presents The Freya Quartet String Quartet a professional ensemble dedicated to a wide range of repertoire spanning from Vivaldi to Glass, and Cole Porter to Radiohead.

Luke Mayernik, organ
Luke Mayernik of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling, WV. Freewill offerings accepted.

River City Brass
Each year, as many as 100,000 people thrill to the signature sound of the River City Brass. From Pasadena to Pensacola to Pittsburgh, River City Brass provides high quality entertainment that is fun and meaningful to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Free admission.

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.