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All Events | Starting Sunday, March 24, 2013

Awadagin Pratt, piano
Pittsburgh native Awadagin Pratt began piano studies at age six. Three years later, having moved to Normal, Illinois with his family, he also began studying violin. Winner of the 1992 Naumburg Competition and a 1994 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Mr. Pratt will play Liszt's B Minor Sonata, other well-loved favorites by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti, and more.

Bach Birthday Celebration
Church of the Redeemer presents a Bach's Birthday concert featuring organists Edward Alan Moore and Nathan Carterette, harpsichordist Justin Wallace, flutist Stephen Schultz, and a vocal ensemble conducted by Don Franklin. Birthday cake reception follows. Donations accepted.

Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner, conductor.

Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director

Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo - From Renaissance to Jazz
The Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo performs frequently for audiences of all ages at schools, museums, historical societies, clubs, festivals, and concert series. The duo's program "From Renaissance to Jazz" includes music by Antonio Vivaldi, Andrew York, Jacques Ibert, Django Reinhardt, Pat Metheny, Doc Watson, The Beatles and more.

Salute to Spring
Mansions on Fifth presents Bach's Wedding Cantata featuring soprano Lily Abreu, Handel's Violin Sonata in D, a Harpsichord Suite by D'Anglebert played by Richard Stern, and other interesting and rare works played by present or past members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic. Jim Gorton (oboe), Sarah and Dennis O'Boyle (violins), Maryléne Gringas-Roy (viola), and Elisa Kohanski (cello). Food served at intermission. Reservations at (412) 381-5105.

Percussion Ensemble


The Book of Mormon
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says the "best musical of the last 25 years." And The New York Times says, "It's the best musical of the century." It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart says, "A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry."

Hilary Gamble, viola
Pittsburgh Concert Society winner Hilary Gamble performs works by Bach, Brahms, Casimir-Ney, Piazzolla, and Hindemith. Guest artists include Donna Amato, piano, Zach Reeder, guitar, and Evan Kahn.

Elvis Lives
The PSO's Broadway at Heinz Hall series presents Elvis Lives, the ultimate Broadway tribute to The King.

"Japan is the Key...": Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920
This show features over 50 rarely-seen Japanese prints, including traditional masterworks by Hiroshige Andō, Katsushika Hokusai, Utamaro Kitagawa, and Kunisada (Toyokuni III), as well as highlights from Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s collection of Japanese ivory figures of people, animals, and gods.

Little Gem
An uplifting Irish comedy about life, death, and "getting on with it" by Elaine Murphy. Party girl Amber feels a rumble in her stomach. Her compulsive mother Lorraine tries her hand at salsa dancing. And her grandmother Kay "toys" with the meaning of pleasure as she looks after her ill husband. Chock full of Dublin slang and hilarity, this play depicts three generations of middle-class, Irish women as they strive to piece together their lives over one extraordinary year.

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.

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.

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.    

  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.