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All Events | Starting Friday, March 8, 2013

A program of captivating choreography by three masters, George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, and Mark Morris. Featuring Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Balanchine's dynamic classical work, Valse Fantasie, and Mark Morris' Drink toMe Only With Thine Eyes, this choreography speaks in ways words cannot.

Rossini, Higdon, Respighi, and Ilana Davidson sings Mozart
The orchestra celebrates the 50th birthday year of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon by performing her dynamic Concerto for Orchestra. American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight to Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate. The Pines of Rome features off-stage trumpets and a large orchestra as a finale to this concert conducted by André Raphel,

HMS Pinafore
The Savoyards' 74th Season spring show, Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore." 

Mozart & Bartok
Conducting favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns. Mozart's Serenade No. 6 is a delightful orchestration for two small ensembles. Powerhouse pianist, Shai Wosner makes his PSO debut with Mozart's Concerto No. 15. Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra is one of the composer's most popular works, in which each section of instruments plays a virtuosic role.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion
This exhibit highlights the Pittsburgh artist’s exploration of the medium of sculpture, from welded steel and formed aluminum to vacuum-formed plexiglass pieces, both illuminated and motorized.

Trouble with a Capital T
Join the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts in singing along to some  favorite tunes from The Music Man! Emcee Anna Singer returns as Marian the Librarian in this fun family feature from the 1960s. The event includes food at the "town social," many activities for children of all ages, a silent auction, live auction, and dessert auction to support the choirs and programs.

Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
A world premiere by Daniel Beaty (creator of Through the Night). Roland Hayes journeyed from the dirt paths of Georgia to European stages, becoming the first African-American classical vocalist to be heard around the world. With bright yellow shoes given to him by his mother, his Angel Mo', Roland walked the hard road to stardom. This musical features the soul of spirituals and the grace of classical music to portray one man's ambition to be an artist.

Music in Pictures
Maestro Istvan Jaray conducts Beethoven's Symphony #6 "Pastoral," and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.  Also featured will be the JSO's Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Anthony Cornet, now pursuing a Masters Degree in piano performance at Duquesne U.

Movie Night
Featuring the winner of the annual collegiate Young Artist Competition. Music Director Matthew Kraemer also leads the orchestra in familiar music from popular recent movies.

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.

Celebrating Wagner's Nordic Tales
Chatham's Sunday Vocal series presents a concert in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia." Featured singers: Anna Singer, Robert Frankenberry, Mary Beth Sederburg, Demareus Cooper, Kelly Lynch, Desiree Soteres, and Jolanta Doherty, with pianist Walter Morales.

Jackie Evancho - Songs from the Silver Screen
Singer and America's Got Talent alum Jackie Evancho applies her brilliant voice and extraordinary artistry to an entirely new set of classics with the release of her CD, "Songs From the Silver Screen." Director Robert Redford hand-picked Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho to play his daughter in the 2012 film The Company You Keep.

The Music of The Beatles
Duquesne's Jazz Ensemble (Mike Tomaro, director) presents The Music of The Beatles.

The Wizard of Oz
Experience the classic film The Wizard of Oz as never before – accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The beloved film received Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Song with "Over the Rainbow." See the film and hear the music that has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations with your PSO at Heinz Hall. Lawrence Loh conducts.

Lukas Foss's Griffelkin
The CAPA Voice Department will be presenting their Spring opera, Griffelkin, by Lukas Foss.

In Memoriam I
Christine Jordanoff, director.

SOLO Exhibits
Locally and regionally renowned visual artists showcase their talent in a trio of exhibits of new work with a contemporary focus. Works in paper, fiber art and paint. SOLO Exhibits features work by Leslie Ansley, Jo-Anne Bates, and Tina Brewer.

Storybook Heroes
Beethoven: Egmont ovt.; Humperdinck: selections from Hansel and Gretel; Tchaikovsky: selections from Cinderella; Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; selections from the Narnia films.  Friday, Mar 15, 8pm, Butler County Community College & Saturday, Mar 23, 7pm, North Hills Junior High 

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