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All Events | Starting Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bluegrass at Garrett Lakes Festival
The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival presents Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys.

Bellini's Norma
Bellini's Norma, including the infamously difficult soprano aria "Casta Diva," is considered the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The titular high priestess is filled with treasonous desire for a Roman soldier, forcing her to choose between duty and love. Shown in HD from the outdoor arena stage at the Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy.

Amanda Plazek, organ
Amanda Plazek of St. Mary of the Mount Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.

East Winds Symphonic Band
Based in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, the East Winds Symphonic Band performs a variety of music arranged for concert band, including symphonies, marches and popular melodies. The band is composed of approximately 70 amateurs who share a common interest in performing this music. Free admission.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Under the Stars
Free admission. PBT dances August Bournonville's Napoli Variations, Dwight Rhoden's Chromatic, and George Balanchine's Sylvia Pas de Deux. Free pre-performance activities for children and families begin at 5:00 pm. For info, and reservations to a pre-performance dinner with the dancers, visit PBT's web site or phone 412 281-0360.

Funny Chekhov: Short Plays & Vaudevilles
The Bear: A Vaudeville. Elena Popova, a young and attractive widow, has immersed herself in the role of mourning for her philandering but now dead husband. Luka, her frail and ancient man-servant, tries to snap her out of it. Then Smirnov barges in… The Proposal: A Vaudeville. A feud over the ownership of a meadow nearly upends a couple's engagement. Swan Song: A One-act Play. An old actor falls asleep in his dressing room following the performance and finds himself gazing forlornly into the blackness of the empty theatre. Drama: A Comedy. An unstoppable wanna-be playwright holds a famous writer captive as she details the increasingly absurd plot of her play. On the Evils of Tobacco: A Comic Sketch.

Liederabend and Living History
Old Economy Village presents German art songs featuring up-and-coming opera stars, including Lori Carrau, Lara Lynn Cottrill, Katlyn Kovachick, Emily Lapisardi, Rosemary Pavlovsky, Robyn Peterson, Rebecca Rumfelt, and Henry St. George Tucker, with pianist Rebekah Hill. Free with village admission, refreashments included.

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.