All Events | Starting Monday, November 25, 2013
Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, is today's most acclaimed Chinese-American novelist. Her new book, The Valley of Amazement, is her first in eight years and will be released just before her lecture.
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Honeck, Beethoven, & A Waltz Tradition
Celebrate year five of Manfred Honeck's Thanksgiving tradition with favorite Strauss waltzes and polkas plus a few special PSO surprises. Viennese pianist Till Fellner brings his scrupulous musicianship to Beethoven's beautiful Piano Concerto #4. Children ages 3-12 may attend free of charge.
24th Annual Festival of Lights
View and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday trees beautifully decorated by businesses, organizations, and individuals at the historic Samuel Warden Mansion. Sponsored by Braddock Trail Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Heinz Chapel Choir - Music for the Holiday Season
ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT. Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast the Dec. 4th invitation-only concert live at 7:30 pm. John Goldsmith directs the Heinz Chapel Choir in his 25th and final set of holiday concerts as music director. The a capella program includes O Come, O Come Emanuel, traditional English, Polish, Ukrainian, and Basque carols, and contemporary settings by Arvo Paert, Eric Whitacre and Kirk Mecham.
Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
Winners from this first round of Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions will proceed to the Great Lakes Region Auditions in February, whose winners compete at The Met for semi-finals in March. Finalists perform on The Met stage with its orchestra for broadcast on May 17th on Classical QED 89.3.
Suite Life - A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
Featuring Sean Jones with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Pre-concert reception at 6:00 pm.
2 Pianos 4 Hands
For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn't quite make it, this is the riotous story of Ted and Richard, childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good (or failed?) musicians.
A free concert of Christmas music for brass band, choir, organ and more. Donations welcome.
Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director.
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Now considered to be among the finest Baroque compositions, these concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg were only rediscovered in 1849. Join Chatham Baroque and Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society in their very first collaboration as they realize the splendor of these beloved masterworks, concertos Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6, with 13 guest artists including Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Josh Cohen, baroque trumpet; and Adam Pearl, harpsichord.