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All Events | Starting Friday, May 16, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!"

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.

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.

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".

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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015  Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!   Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.