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All Events | Starting Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Tender Land
Inspired by the photos of Walker Evans, The Tender Land is Aaron Copland's coming-of-age opera about Laurie Moss, an innocent but ambitious Midwestern farm girl. When Martin, a handsome drifter finds work on her grandparents' farm, she must choose between the familiar comforts of agrarian life and the siren call of the great wide world. Gregory Lehane directs, Gil Rose conducts.
01/24/2013


1776
Ted Pappas directs this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. 1776 presents the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page; namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks fly in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to these United States of America.
01/24/2013


The Nordic Sound: Vocal music from Iceland, Finland & Norway
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series features bass-baritone Keith Reed and pianist Walter Morales in Scandinavian songs.
01/25/2013


Mozart's Symphony #40
In his PSO debut, England's Michael Francis conducts Mozart's Symphony #40 is easily one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of classical music. Christian Tetzlaff also debuts with the PSO in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Like "The Moldau," "Sárka" is one of six movements from Smetana's beloved Má vlast or “My Country.” Janáček’s symphonic rhapsody orchestrates the famed story of Taras Bulba, his sons and their journeys in the Ukraine.
01/25/2013


New Trio
The New Trio, winner of the 2008 Fischoff Prize and 2010 Arthur Foote Prize play an all-Beethoven program: The Three Periods, featuring the Piano Trios in E-flat Major, Op.1 #1, in D Major, Op. 70 #1 "Ghost," and B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke."
01/26/2013


Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto
Carolina and Paolino want to be openly married, so they plot to marry off Carolina's older sister Elisetta to appease a strict father. As it turns out, Carolina's aunt Fidalma is also in love with Paolino. And when the man betrothed to Elisetta arrives, he falls in love with Carolina. Much scheming, amorous intrigue, and silliness ensue. Sara Jobin conducts a production featuring Pgh Opera's resident artists.
01/26/2013


Romance
Holst: St. Paul's Suite; Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances (Rebecca Pfingstl, harp); Work for Brass; Dvorak: Serenade Op. 44; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
01/26/2013


One Singular Sensation
This tribute to beloved Principal Pops Conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch features Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel, triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, asa well as Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein and Kevin Cole, among others. The PSO will be led by acclaimed conductor J. Ernest Green in an evening of Hamlisch's Tony, Oscar, Pulitzer, Grammy and Emmy-winning works.
01/29/2013


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; Canteloube: Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René for Wind Quintet; Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452. This Winds + Piano program will feature such renowned artists as Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), David Shifrin (clarinet), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), and Butler, PA's William Purvis (horn).
01/29/2013


You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
From seductive young lovers to reluctant Facebook friends, Annabelle and Jeff have 10 years of marriage under their belts when they encounter the question all married couples face – “Where would we be without Pinot Noir?” This 75-minute tour de force directed by Van Kaplan takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start.
01/31/2013


"...and on this day..."
Playing off the date of this concert, composers wrote new music inspired by events that occured on a January 31st. Composers include OvreArts founders Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, as well as Erberk Eryilmaz, Chris Massa, Emily Jackson and Ryan McMasters. Original choreography by Texture Contemporary Ballet and Chelsea Zimmer will be featured, as well as a special appearance by WQED's own Rick Sebak. Classical QED's Ted Sohier hosts.
01/31/2013


Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
The PYCO will perform selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and works by Corelli and Saint-Saens. Two winners of the PYCO concerto competition will be featured: North Allegheny Senior High's Kavita Shankar and Carson Middle School's Kennedy Urban.
01/31/2013


Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz, directed by Kim Martin. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
01/31/2013


John Gabriel Borkman
Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs his wife and former mistress – who happens to be her sister - are in for a dark and stormy night. A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen's penultimate play shows how unbridled lust for money and power can make you crazy. Translation: Michael Meyer. Starring Robin Walsh and Bridget Connors. Directed by Martin Giles.
01/31/2013


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