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All Events | Starting Thursday, September 19, 2013

From Franz Schubert to Reza Vali
Cyrus Forough, violin; Michael Lipman, cello; and Sung-Im Kim, piano, perform Vali's Calligraphy #5 for Solo Violin, Three Romantic Songs (Hommage a J.B.), and Khoiasteh (Calligraphy #10), and Schubert's Piano Trio #1 in B-flat Major “Military” Op. 99, D. 898.

Music and Poetry - "Fa├žade"
The Renaissance City Winds present a production of Facade, featuring readers Robert Page and Kate Young. British composer William Walton wrote the music to the poetry of Edith Sitwell, which is recited in precise rhythm against the instrumental music. The Winds will also perform quintets by Jacques Ibert and Gabriel Pierne, plus a trio, The French Suite, by Robert Washburn.

House concerts
Intimate chamber concerts in private homes. Friday in Regent Square and Saturday in Shadyside. Visit the website for details.

Piano Duets: works by Bach, Schubert, Dvorak and Debussy
Yeeha Chiu and Christine Kefferstan, pianos.

Nearly Wild
Fresh from its triumphant debut at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Texture Contemporary Ballet stages "Nearly Wild," which explores the blending of the tame and the wild within the human condition. The progam also includes premiere by Kelsey Bartman with original music by Blake Ragghianti, an expanded version of the ballet "Broken Flow", and new pieces by up-and-coming choreographers Oscar Carillo and James Barret.

Opera Workshop Aria Marathon
The Duquesne Opera Workshop directed by Guenko Guechev presents a marathon of popular operatic arias.

Great Opera for a Great City
The JSO's 21st annual Opera Festival Gala heralds the concert season with inspiring music and world class guest opera singers including soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, tenor Ray Bauwens, and bass-baritone Richard Zeller. Istvan Jaray conducts. A dinner and live and silent auctions follow the concert.

Beethoven on the Bluff - Septet/Piano Trios I
The Duquesne Piano Trio (David Allen Wehr, Charles Stegeman and Adam Liu) makes its formal debut with the tuneful and youthful Septet, one of Beethoven's most popular works during his lifetime. The program opens with the "Ghost" Piano Trio, said to be inspired by the Witches' Scene from "Macbeth", and its companion, the elegant Piano Trio, Op. 70 #2.

Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Dr. Robert C. Cameron conducts.

Major Winners' Recital - Seungmin Oh & Sage Po
Flutist Seungmin Oh plays music by Marais, Taktakishvili, Barber and Jolivet. Harpist Sage Po performs works by Scarlatti, Faure, Maayani, and Palmer.

Michael Moss
Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times; author of Salt, Sugar, Fat, a look at the processed food industry.

Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, and Laura Ward, piano
Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves has earned popular and critical acclaim in the world's great opera houses and concert halls. Pianist Laura Ward has performed in Carnegie Hall, Italy's Spoleto Festival, and France's Saint Denis Festival.

Anna Singer - An American Songbook
Anna Singer and Rob Frankenberry perform selections from the great American songbook by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and others, including selections from Carousel, The Sound of Music, and Phantom of the Opera. Small plates and desserts included. Reservations and valet parking required.

Odd Pairings
Adam and Eve, Archie and Edith, Ozzy and Sharon -- History is full of infamous duos who, despite their differences, somehow made it work. Odd Pairings is a musical tribute to opposites and their (sometimes unexpected) attractions. Featuring all-new works by Blake Ragghianti, Luke Mayernik, Neil Stahurski, Chris Massa, and guest composers Robert Farrell and Ryan McMasters. Music Director Ryan Keeling conducts.

Our Town
A story that is simple yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town is America's most acclaimed play. Ted Pappas directs Pittsburgh's most beloved actor, Tom Atkins, in the legendary role of the Stage Manager.

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.    

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.