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All Events | Starting Friday, July 11, 2014

Some Begins
The exhibition evaluates the lives of objects, exploring what it is they radiate through their beings, their material evidence of history, and the miracle of their discovery.
07/11/2014


The Merry Widow
Since its premiere in Vienna in 1905, Franz Lehar's classic has been delighting audiences with its charming melodies and lavish party scenes. The libretto, by Viktor Leon and Leo Stein, follows Hanna, a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband. WQED-FM's Anna Singer returns for a third time as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow.
07/11/2014


Gallery Crawl
The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. To celebrate a decade of its gallery crawls, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to Instagram your favorite Gallery Crawl memory using #CrawlPGH by July 18, 2014. Your photo may be used to promote September's Gallery Crawl.
07/11/2014


Concert 1 - The Lost Traveler
Kevin Noe directs a new music journey through life as represented by Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (A); Kevin Puts: Living Frescoes; Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (B); Martin Bresnick: The Lost Traveler; and Vinko Globokar: ?Corporel.
07/11/2014


Late Night Cabaret
Enjoy a glass of wine and toast the SummerFest artists as they serenade you with Broadway favorites, jazz standards, and beloved arias after each mainstage performance. Free for all audience members, cash bar available.
07/11/2014


"Gladiator" Live (CANCELED)
CANCELED.
07/12/2014


The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Mark Twain's famous American short story explodes with musical dramatic life in The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This children's opera captures the authenticity of the original tale, set during the American Gold Rush.
07/12/2014


The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks invites audiences to travel on a journey of love discovered, lost, and then rediscovered, with humor and pathos and memorable melodies. But this new production of the world's longest-running musical, in collaboration with Attack Theatre, integrates movement and dance into the tale in a way you've never imagined.
07/12/2014


Tom Roberts "Harlem Stride" Piano
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.
07/13/2014


Masterclass with Marianne Cornetti
There's no occasion more revealing than hearing young singers coached by a great artist. In this special masterclass open to the general public, members of Summerfest's Young Artist Program receive an opportunity for personal coaching from Ms. Cornetti.
07/15/2014


David Cutler w/Project Piñata "Swinging with a Blindfold"
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, Nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, Schumann tunes, progressive rock, Radiohead, and boogie…How might you experience this incredible feast of styles? Join pianist, composer, and “weekend traveler” David Cutler with Project Pinata for a virtuosic, genre-hopping, wild ride across the musical globe.
07/17/2014


Nick Capozzoli, organ
Nick Capozzoli, organist of Oberlin Conservatory.
07/17/2014


Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
With nine Grammys and more than 200 million records sold, this tribute to the music of the legendary Bee Gees by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features many favorite tunes, like "You Should Be Dancing," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive."
07/17/2014


Side Show
With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Bill Russell, Side Show is moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression.
07/17/2014


Concert 2 - The Cage Variations
Ted Hearne's newly-commissioned The Cage Variations is a set of variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." The 12 variations are built entirely from shards of music by contemporary American composers. This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form. Kevin Noe conducts, with Timothy Jones, baritone.
07/18/2014


Special Benefit Event - Imitation of Wife ...
Imitation of Wife: An Unauthorized Autobiography starring Ms. Eda Bagel is a show developed from its parody-of-a-title. After six months of gathering music, movie dialogue, and shaping and re-shaping the storyline, the concept developed into a show acclaimed across all demographics. Praised as "a splendid, campy romp," you won't want to miss Ms. Bagel's return to Pittsburgh in a benefit for PNME.
07/18/2014


Ariadne auf Naxos
Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of the 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, makes her SummerFest debut in the title role of Ariadne. This opera by Richard Strauss brings together slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music in an exploration of the competition between high and low art as the haughty title character, Ariadne, and the spitfire Zerbinetta vie for the public's attention.
07/18/2014


CATS
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including "Mr. Mistoffelees" and the multi-million selling hit "Memory." It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history.
07/18/2014


Yanni
 *Seats are on a first-come-first-served basis and begin in Row A, C, E, G, and back (every other row) . *A portion of your donation is tax-deductible and supports the programs on WQED television.  
08/16/2014


Tommy Emmanuel
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank-you gift of 1 orchestra level ticket to the concert. WQED Presents "Best Seats" Deadline: Monday, June 30 , 2014. For tickets to this concert, you can also call the WQED Presents Hotline (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm) at 412-622-1382. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable. Guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his virtuosity to the intimate Byham Theatre September 23rd.  Performing live for his fans is extremely important to Tommy: he has demonstrated this by playing close to or over 300 concerts every year for the last seven years! Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy. Tommy has set aside excellent seats for WQED supporters. *A portion of your donation is tax-deductible and supports the programs on WQED television.  
09/23/2014