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All Events | Starting Monday, October 8, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin is the preeminent writer about the current Supreme Court. He appears with his anticipated new book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs. The Supreme Court. Toobin claims, “The battle between a conservative court and a liberal president will be one of the central behind-the-scenes dramas of the Obama years.”

Honeck Presents Mozart's Requiem
Actor John Lithgow narrates this work with readings form Mozart's letters to his father in this realization created by Manfred Honeck. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and Honeck leads the PSO premiere of ABBA-MA by Herbert Willi.

Yeomen of the Guard
The Savoyards' 74th season begins with Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard." Set in the Tower of London...A Gallant Prisoner, Jester and Jailers...Love and Woe...A magnificent score. Musical Director Guy Russo, Stage Director Charles Penick.

Apollo Unbound
As the patron god of music and poetry, Apollo was the leader of the Muses and director of their choir.  Artistic Director Rebecca Rollett commissioned playwright Patrick Shaw to develop an original drama which asks the question, “Can music be the key to healing the fatal flaw in the artist?”  The Pittsburgh Camerata will take on the role of the Greek chorus for this drama within a choral concert.

Organ Symphonies
Bizet: Carmen Suite #1; Handel: Organ Concerto Opus 4 #1; Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony (Nicholas Will, organ. Mr. Will is the Music Director and organist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Carnegie, PA)

Maple and Vine
A provocative '50s fantasy by Jordan Harrison. Burned out by their hectic, Manhattan lifestyles, Katha and Ryu move to Maple and Vine, a corner of the world where the milkman still makes daily deliveries and the housewives' smiles are as sweet as their homemade apple pies. This is 1955—perpetually. Reenacting the era with startling authenticity, the community gives up their smart phones for switchboards. But when their civil liberties are in question, what will they sacrifice for happiness?

Midnight Radio, Jr.
In 2011, Bricolage launched its first-ever, family-friendly episode of Midnight Radio, and it was so successful that it's becoming a permanent part of the sesaon. Kids aged 6-12 will enjoy an unique combination of storytelling, music, and live sound effects.

Opening Concert
Istvan Jaray conducts Danzon #2 by Arturo Marquez, Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto #2 featuring the Romanian-born violinist Lenuta Ciulei, and Mahler's Symphony #1 "The Titan."

Say, Darlin' Say
The spirited folk music of our Appalachian region gets the Chatham Baroque treatment! Acclaimed folk musicians Mark Tamsula (banjo, fiddle) and Ellen Gozion (vocals, banjo) join the group to explore the influential musical traditions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Time Remembered/Time Forgotten
Thomas Douglas conducts the Pittsburgh premiere of Robert S. Cohen's Alzheimer's Stories, a touching oratorio which captures the memories of families, friends and individuals affected by the disease. The choir also sings Howard Hanson's Song of Democracy,with text by Walt Whitman, and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books
(Ages 3-10) Step right up for a sparkling revue of mini-musicals based on the books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amazing Grace, Borreguita and the Coyote, Imogene's Antlers, Master Man, Math Curse and Owen. It is a show chock full of lessons about winning.

Music with a Mission
The band will play works in a variety of styles, from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Procession of the Nobles" to Gershwin and Sousa.  This annual concert benefits the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  It's free, but a donation of non-perishable food items is requested.

Henry Wong Doe, piano
New Zealand native Henry Wong Doe performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata # 22 in F, Liszt's 9th Transcendental Etude, two pieces by contemporary composer Gareth Farr, and Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir
Under the direction of Robert Page, the Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir will perform the music of Bernard Rands, Hoagy Carmichael, Libby Larsen, Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre and others in a concert of American music.

IonSound Project: CreatION Sound Concert I
Music and art for humans and robots by artist/roboticist Jeremy Boyle and composer Patrick Burke.

Pitt Choirs Concert
Heinz Chapel Choir, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Choral Ensemble. Free admission.

Warhol: Headlines
Warhol: Headlines defines and brings together 80 works that the artist based largely on headlines from the tabloid news. Warhol had a lifelong obsession with the sensational side of contemporary news media, and examples of his source materials for the works of art are presented for comparison, revealing Warhol's role as both editor and author.

Tom Angleberger
Tom Angleberger is the creator of the wacky, popular "Origami Yoda" series, based on the adventures of kids at McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired finger puppets. His books are a "hybrid" of pictures and words that kids really love. Tom comes to share his latest episode, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.

Symphony East
Symphony East will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:00 am with a performance at 1:00 pm of "Music for Brass Quintet" by Tenebrae Brass, members of the Music Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Luncheon reservations: 724 327-4295. No reservations needed for the performance.

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.