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All Events | Starting Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond is a distinguished evolutionary biologist and a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He arrives with the release of a long-awaited new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? Diamond presents new thinking on tribal values and practices that define humanity, even as they are vanishing.
01/14/2013


Les Miserables
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics as "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." --New York Times
01/15/2013


The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in  of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
01/18/2013


Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.") 
01/18/2013


Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers.  She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school.  She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).
01/18/2013


Seminar
A hit Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck, creator of SMASH. Enter Kate's sprawling, rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side where four aspiring young novelists meet weekly for a private writing seminar with Leonard, a literary bigwig with a penchant for harsh criticism. Insults fly, the truth stings, and relationships are made and broken as the group learns that the hardest part of writing fiction is facing the facts.
01/19/2013


Peter Yarrow with Mustard's Retreat
As part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—Grammy winner Peter Yarrow has used music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done", "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.
01/19/2013


Enchantment Theatre's The Velveteen Rabbit
"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic. The magic of the Enchantment Theatre Company, complete with bunraku puppetry and masks, makes this charming tale of love and devotion an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages. Music lovers will swoon for the Grammy-nominated soundtrack by award-winning composer and arranger Don Sebesky. Co-presented with The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
01/19/2013


34th Annual Young Artist Competition
The public is invited to attend as fifteen college-age musicians living or attending college from within a 25-mile radius of Butler compete to appear as the soloist on the BCSO's March 9 concert. Free-will donations will support next year's competition.
01/20/2013


The Piano Guys
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015 Venue: Benedum Center Time: 8:00 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos that have amassed three million YouTube subscribers and more than 500 million views.
08/27/2015


Alfio
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 7:30 PM $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.   Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.
11/07/2015


The Tenors
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 8:00 PM $125 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event. $90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. 2013 Juno Award Winners The Tenors have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.    
11/18/2015


Liberia
  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.
12/20/2015