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All Events | Starting Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Parallel Lives - The Glue Factory Fall Project 2014
We carry the world in our pockets. We overlook those across the table while simultaneously texting others across the globe -- reaching out endlessly, hoping for more. Award-winning choreographer Beth Corning directs and dances the world premiere of Parallel Lives, her evening-length, multi-disciplinary dancetheater duet co-starring Bessie award-winning dancer Arthur Aviles (former principal with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane). Set design is by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts "Artist of the Year" Akiko Kotani and lighting by Australian designer Iain Court. Co-presented with the New Hazlett Theater.

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh
The newly-established Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh performs works by Mozart, Barber and Tchaikovsky in its free inaugural concert conducted by Edward Leonard.

Carmen de Lavallade -- "As I Remember It"
As I Remember It is an intimate portrait of the legendary artist Carmen de Lavallade told through dance, film and her personal writings. Created by Ms. de Lavallade in collaboration with director Joe Grifasi and co-writer/dramaturg Talvin Wilks, this hour-long original work traces a career that spans over seven decades and reflects on what is remembered and what is forgotten.

Eve Apart
Eve Apart is a new multi-media musical production that plumbs the era of Lilith and Lucifer and reimagines the Genesis story. Each act explores layered and primal themes of feminine power. With a libretto by Pittsburgher Kip Soteres, composer Tim Hinck interweaves influences from prehistoric rhythms to lush neo-impressionism to high-tech, futuristic tones and ambient electronica. Conductor Federico Garcia-De Castro leads a cast featuring soprano Desiree Soteres.

Letters From the 19th Century: Music for 4 Voices and 2 Pianos
The Liebeslieder Walzer by Johannes Brahms, and works by Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. Singers Lara Lynn Cotrill, Raquel Winnica Young, Robert Frankenberry and Peter Bianchi perform with pianists Billie Jo Miller and Jack Kurutz. The venues are private homes in Beechview, Beaver and Fox Chapel.

Gala Concert with Anne-Sophie Mutter
Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for a spectacular Gala opening to the PSO's 2014-2015 season featuring Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 and popular pieces by Smetana, Sibelius, Strauss, and Prokofiev.

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Under the direction of Andres Cardenes, the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will feature Joshua Burca on Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also on the program: Maurice Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, Veljo Tormis' Overture #2, and selections from Sergei Prokofiev's orchestral suites from Romeo and Juliet.

Symphony East
A meeting of Symphony East, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will have entertainment provided by a brass quartet featuring the PSO's Charles Lirette and Chad Winkler, trumpets; James Nova, trombone; and Joseph Rounds, horn.

Pittsburgh Chamber Players
The Pittsburgh Chamber Players play Brahms's Clarinet Quintet, Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major with its famous slow "Dumka" movement, and the world premiere of David Stock's "Klezmer Dreams." Members include Noah Bendix-Balgley & Jennifer Orchard, violins; Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola; Lorna McGhee, flute; Ron Samuels, clarinet; Mikhail Istomin, cello; and Eugene Sirotkine, piano.

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.