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All Events | Starting Saturday, May 24, 2014

Billy Test and Friends in Johnstown
Pianist Billy Test explores the intersection of jazz and classical music.

Gene Kelly Awards
Honoring the best in local High School musical theater talent, and patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards, this event celebrates the power of the Arts to significantly improve all areas of education. Over the past 20+ years, numerous Gene Kelly Award-winners have gone on to Broadway and Hollywood careers. Best Actress and Actor winners will compete for national honors on Broadway at the Jimmy Awards.

Kenneth Danchik, organ
St. Anthony's Spring Recital Series presents Kenneth Danchik, organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, Oakland, playing the new pipe organ by Peter Luley and Associates. A light reception will follow. Freewill offering encouraged.

Mozart's The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute is a whimsical, fantastical tale of two men who must face obstacles of magic and mystery to find their true loves. This fully-staged production with a cast and chorus of more than 60 local singers is accompanied by an orchestra of more than 25 local musicians and will be performed in English. The celesta that will be played is the one that was used for "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood."

Noises Off
When Michale Frayn's brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedy Nothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: "Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off." If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it's total chaos and non-stop laughter.

The Sound of Music Gala
PYSO annual fundraising gala includes cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, and a full-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and a tour preview concert including music by Smetana and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as selections from "The Sound of Music." Proceeds will benefit PYSO's scholarship fund and 2014 concert tour of central Europe concluding in Salzburg, Austria. Special guests include Jim Cunningham from WQED and David Newell from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Singin' in the Rain
In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. This extraordinary score includes: "Singin' in the Rain," "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Good Mornin'."

Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Korean violin prodigy Ye-Eun Choi, a protege of violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter, performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The four concerti of this popular Baroque work represent spring, summer, autumn and winter. For the program's second half, conductor Nicholas McGegan presents musical gems from the classical period by Mozart and Haydn.

Francesco Attesti, piano
Italian pianist Francesco Attesti performs regularly in internationally prestigious concert halls and music festivals including Philharmonia Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Philharmonie Essen, International Piano Festival of Warsaw, etc.. Concert proceeds will benefit ShelterBox disaster relief, the Zelienople Rotary Club and The Strand Theater.

Small Prints, Big Artists: From the Renaissance to Baroque
Small Prints, Big Artists presents more than 200 masterworks from the museum’s collection of nearly 9,000 prints. The intimately scaled woodcuts, engravings, and etchings reveal the development of printmaking as a true art form. Due to their fragility, many of these prints have not been on view in decades.

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.