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All Events | Starting Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kenny G
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary "smooth jazz." PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra.

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
The 2nd annual Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will feature premieres, emerging artists and cutting-edge filmmaking technologies. Equal parts innovation lab and storytelling hub, the event will screen 60 films from around the globe, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Australia, and France. Additonal programming includes Q&As with 22 local, national and international filmmakers filmmakers, industry discussions and social networking events.

Chaplin's "One A.M." & "The Rink"
Pianist, arranger, and composer Tom Roberts performs his original scores for two of Chaplin's Mutual masterpieces: One A.M, and The Rink. Roberts used musical styles and genres appropriate to 1916. In addition to ragtime, foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes, he drew from the French vals musette and Brazilian choros styles. Author/choreographer/mime Dan Kamen calls them "wonderful, knowing, witty scores." One audience member described the experience of watching the films as "like being in a dream and entering a new, magical world."

Art Happening at The Inn
Jeffrey Young & Paul Pinto of thingNY present "Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment." Young & Pinto wrote the text, music, and scored the half-hour parody piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, and lots of cardboard boxes. The Gemini Duo performs contemporary works for horn & violin.

In Bloom Garden Tour
This is a self-guided tour of some of Butler county’s spectacular gardens and is a fundraiser for the symphony.

Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association Scholarship Winners Recital
2013 Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association scholarship winner Connor Doran will be featured along with previous winner Alvin Zhu and Continuing Support winners Ben Grove and Julian Cox. Free admission.

Pittsburgh Philharmonic
Pittsburgh Philharmonic.

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration
A new symphonic project celebrating rock icon Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. This orchestral adventure features Garcia's original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia's shows. Renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes collaborates with the PSO, lending his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia's masterworks.

Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recital, Thursdays at 5.  Today, Nicholas Capozzoli, of Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

True Story Party
East End Book Exchange hosts its first True Story Party with ten true tales by some of the Burgh's best story tellers. With host John Dick Winters fresh off his "Race to the Coffin" Comedy Tour.

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

  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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015  Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!   Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.