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All Events | Starting Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Edward Leonard conducts Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony #9 "Choral" with the Westmoreland Choral Society and soloists including WQED's Anna Singer, Mary Beth Sederburg, and Thomas Octave.
05/16/2014


Fiddlesticks: A Salute to America
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the PSO salute our nation in a family concert featuring music inspired by America. From the heart-pounding drum line to the moving "Stars and Stripes Forever," march along with the symphony throughout this concert, and join in a sing-along with Katy Williams in "You're a Grand Ol' Flag!" Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will perform his arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" which he played at last year's Pirates home opener.
05/17/2014


Chamber Music by Shostakovich
Hear Shostakovich's String Quartet #15, Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano, and the Piano Quintet, Op. 57. Performers include Pittsburgh Symphony members Noah-Bendix-Balgley & Jennifer Ross, violins; Erina Laray-Goldwasser, viola; and David Premo, cello; with Chatham University's Pauline Rovkah, piano.
05/17/2014


David Hartt: Stray Light
David Hartt: Stray Light presents color photographs, sculpture, and a video installation by Chicago-based Canadian artist David Hartt (b. 1967). Stray Light reflects on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company, famous for producing Jet and Ebony magazines. The 11-story building, built in 1971, was the first major downtown Chicago building designed by an African-American since the 18th century.
05/17/2014


Music and Science
Works by scientist/composers including chemist Alexander Borodin, geologist Henk Badings and computer scientist Eric Barndollar as well as two Contrapuncti by the mathematically-inclined J. S. Bach. Saturday's "parlor concert" is at 391 Woodland Rd. in Oakmont, Sunday at Carlow University's Kresge Theater.
05/17/2014


Irish and Serbian
Warren Davidson conducts his composition Kosovski Mozaik, the Irish Rhapsody #6 by John Stanford featuring violinist Jennifer Sternick, and the delightful Irish Suite by Leroy Anderson. Milutin Lazich and Natasha Lazich will sing Serbian melodies.
05/17/2014


Freya String Quartet Presents Viennese Nights
Welcoming summer with the beauty and lyricism of the Viennese masters, including Schubert's 'Rosamunde' Quartet and Mozart's Quartet in D Minor.
05/17/2014


Soprano with Organ Recital
Soprano Sara Botkin with organist James Burns in a varied program ranging from the dramatic and fantastical music of Nicolaus Bruhns to the jazz-inspired harmonies of William Bolcom
05/18/2014


Il Divo A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live
Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing Il Divo A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of their world tour with special guest Lea Salonga from the original cast of Miss Saigon.
05/18/2014


PYSO Spring Concert
Shostakovich: Symphony #10; Smetana: “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast; and Gliere’s Harp Concerto featuring Sophia Lee, winner of PYSO’s concerto competition
05/18/2014


Pittsburgh Philharmonic
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
05/19/2014


School of Swing
School of Swing is a rollicking interactive jazz concert for kids! A 45-minute show by local jazz celebs with fun audience participation, School of Swing provides aunique opportunity to introduce kids to jazz music. Listen for fun songs from current movies and classic TV shows plus classics like "Take the A Train!"
05/20/2014


Schubert's Octet
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh performs Franz Schubert Octet in F Major D. 803 featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras.
05/20/2014


Peter and the Starcatcher
Take a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew with Peter and the Starcatcher, the most mayhem-filled evening of madcap fun on Broadway. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Peterson, and the winner of 5 Tony Awards and Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.
05/20/2014


Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire is a musical celebration of the man who helped to define American music, Johnny Cash. Five multi-talented performers will play homage to Cash through over 30 of his classic hits, including "Man in Black," "Country Boy," "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line," and "I've Been Everywhere".
05/22/2014


The Piano Guys
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015 Venue: Benedum Center Time: 8:00 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos that have amassed three million YouTube subscribers and more than 500 million views.
08/27/2015


Alfio
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.
11/07/2015


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.    
11/18/2015


Liberia
  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.
12/20/2015