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All Events | Starting Sunday, December 15, 2013

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.

Music on the Mount - Christmas Brass
Edward Kocher, director.

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.

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.

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.

A Celebration of Christmas
A Celebration of Christmas features arrangements, some jazzy, of holiday carols.

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.

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.

The Graphic Work of William D. Davis and Peter Milton. Both are graphic artists working primarily in black and white. The exhibit features about 25 works on paper by the two artists.

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.

East Winds Saxophones at The Nutcracker
The East Winds Saxophone Quintet plays on the balcony at the Benedum Center before the ballet, and during intermission. Ticket purchase is necessary.

Home for the Holidays
WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer conducts the WSO's annual holiday concert, featuring favorite instrumental and choral music featuring the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County prepared by Michael Rozell.

Russian and Rusyn Christmas
Warren Davidson conducts Eight Russian Folk Songs by Anatol Liadov, Christmas Eve Polonaise by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and welcomes the St. Nicholas Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church Choir.

PB&J - Raise Your Voice!
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.

PSO Brass - A Christmas Concert: Music for McGuire
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass will present an hour-long concert titled "A Christmas Concert: Music for McGuire." All proceeds will benefit McGuire Memorial Home's services for patients with mental or physical disabilities. A 2:30 "pre-concert" will feature Quaker Valley School musicians, directed by Chris Burgh. A $25 donation is suggested.

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.