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All Events | Starting Friday, December 13, 2013

Pittsburgh je t'aime
A new photography exhibition by Hilary Robinson, a London-based artist trained as a painter who transitioned into writing about art and art theory, then into leadership roles in art schools, including the College of Fine Arts at CMU. The show consists of more than 100 small printed images, taken in and around Pittsburgh with an iPhone.
12/13/2013


Gaudete in Domino
The Saint Vincent Camerata Scholars perform Gaudete in Domino, an Advent a cappella program of choral music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
12/14/2013


Family Christmas Carol Singalong Concert
Selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets; Rutter's Christmas Lullaby; and an audience singalong of seasonal music.
12/14/2013


University of Chicago Motet Choir Holiday Concert
The Motet Choir returns to Pittsburgh to begin its 2013 holiday tour, singing short pieces on seasonal themes framed by settings of the O Antiphons, a set of medieval chants for the days leading up to Christmas. The program includes choral music spanning several centuries, alongside secular and traditional songs for the winter season. The Fox Chapel Area High School Madrigal Singers will also perform. Freewill offerings are accepted.
12/14/2013


East Winds Symphonic Band at PPG Wintergarden
Stir your holiday spirits with the Saxophones of the East Winds Symphonic Band at 3:00 pm, and the full band at 5:00 pm, playing alongside the "Spirits of Giving from Around the World" exhibit in the PPG Wintergarden.
12/14/2013


Mary Speaks
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts (formerly Oakland Girls Choir) presents "Mary Speaks," a musical exploration of the Nativity and life of Christ from Mary's perspective, using traditional British, French and American carols as well as recent compositions including" Magnificat" by Frank LaRocca, "Ave Maria" by Guy Forbes and "There is No Rose" by Randall Stroope.
12/14/2013


Joyful Holiday Celebration
A festive evening for the entire community with sing-alongs, holiday music, Johnstown Symphony Chorus and a special visitor from the North Pole.
12/14/2013


Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Celebration with Freddy Cole
Artistic Director of the Orchestra, Sean Jones, says, “We want to try to recreate the spirit of what the holiday is all about.” This very popular concert spreads Christmas cheer and old favorites receive a jazz makeover. Vocalist Freddy Cole is the brother of Nat King Cole. He "exudes a gallant but unfussy brand of cool" - New York Times
12/14/2013


The Nutcracker
The Westmoreland Symphony co-presents its 20th annual production of the Nutcracker featuring the Laurel Ballet. Daniel Meyer conducts.
12/14/2013


Holiday Concert: Welcome Home
The choirs return to East Liberty Presbyterian Church, where they presented Holiday concerts for many years, to sing selections from Handel's Messiah, festive holiday songs, a world-premiere Hanukkah piece by David P. Goldstein, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. Guest artists include the Edgewood Symphony and ELPC's Chancel Choir prepared by Music Director and Organist, Dr. Edward Alan Moore.
12/14/2013


2013 Holiday Traditions
Join the Butler County Symphony for an annual Holiday event, featuring Butler county native Elizabeth Matchett Freimuth, Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Slippery Rock University Choir. Sing along with your favorite holiday music.
12/14/2013


Holiday Traditions – Matinee
Join the Butler County Symphony for an annual Holiday event, featuring Butler county native Elizabeth Matchett Freimuth, Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Slippery Rock University Choir. Sing along with your favorite holiday music.
12/15/2013


Celebrate!
Carl T. Iezzi conducts a holiday program, including the Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Variants on a Medieval Tune by Norman Dello Joio, The Eighth Candle by Steve Reisteter, the Concertino for Clarinet and Band by Carl Maria von Weber, and much more. Discount with student ID, QED member card, groups of 10 or more; under 10 free.
12/15/2013


Mary Speaks
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts (formerly Oakland Girls Choir) presents "Mary Speaks," a musical exploration of the Nativity and life of Christ from Mary's perspective, using traditional British, French and American carols as well as the contemporary "Magnificat" by Frank LaRocca, "Ave Maria" by Guy Forbes and "There is No Rose" by Randall Stroope.
12/15/2013


Music on the Mount - Christmas Brass
Edward Kocher, director.
12/15/2013


The Gentlemen Sing: Live Finals (FREE)
Free vocal competition finals. MCG Jazz invites young male jazz vocalists, ages 18 to 35, to apply for this brand-new curated project by Marty Ashby and MCG Jazz. The winner will be featured by MCG Jazz in February, 2014.
12/15/2013


A Celebration of Christmas
A Celebration of Christmas features arrangements, some jazzy, of holiday carols.
12/17/2013


Ancient Airs and Dances
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh returns to Bar Marco with a small chamber orchestra, a harpsichord, and a mostly baroque program including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5, Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, and Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6 #9.
12/17/2013


It's a Wonderful Life
Free screenings of this family Christmas classic. Directed by Frank Capra, it stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a small-town guy with big ideas.
12/18/2013


Notte di Natale
The serene story of the Nativity inspired an inexhaustible canon of pastoral music. Joined by Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young and a mellifluous flock of instrumentalists (Dawn Posey, Baroque violin; and Adam Pearl, Chamber organ), Chatham Baroque will safely graze on the most sublime music of Handel, Scarlatti, Bach, and Buxtehude.
12/20/2013