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All Events | Starting Friday, September 12, 2014

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.
09/12/2014


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.
09/12/2014


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.
09/13/2014


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.
09/13/2014


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.
09/14/2014


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.
09/15/2014


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.
09/16/2014


Secondary Cause of Death
By Peter Gordon. If you thought 'Murdered to Death' was funny, just wait till you see this! Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news for Colonel Craddock, but that's just the beginning. Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army Captain? How does the eccentric thespian, Longfellow fit in to the equation? These and other characters make Pratt's return a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher and higher.
09/18/2014


Improvised Shakespeare Company
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his "thee's" and "thou's" to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare.
09/18/2014


The Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Program 1
Pianist Walter Morales begins his complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas at Chatham University with the Sonata #1 in F minor, Op. 2 #1; Sonata #24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Therese"; and Sonata #21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein".
09/19/2014


The Elixir of Love
This artist-driven performing arts company presents one of opera's most popular romantic comedies, Donizetti's The Elixir of Love. This production transforms the White Studio into "Adina's Cabaret" with the audience at the center of the action for an immersive opera experience. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Maria Sensi Sellner conducts.
09/19/2014


Two Trips
Music Director Manfred Honeck begins the season with the lovesick Hector Berlioz's opioid hallucinations in the visionary Symphonie fantastique. Also, YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa returns to display her virtuosity in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The program opens with another kind of trip, back to the boyhood summers of the young American composer Mason Bates, via his "Rusty Air in Carolina."
09/19/2014


Australian Pink Floyd in concert ("Set the Controls" tour)
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is BACK! After more than twenty years performing the music of Pink Floyd to millions of fans, Aussie Pink Floyd brings their show back to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall this October. The band has secured great seats for WQED supporters for their Set the Controls tour.  
10/14/2014


Judy Collins
Judy Collins Date: October 23rd, 2014 Venue: Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $80 Donation Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
10/23/2014


Igudesman & Joo
Iguldesman & Joo Date: November 28, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $120 Donation Classical music hasn't been this funny since Victor Borge! Virtuosos Aleksy Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo perform their comedic show in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Check them out on YouTube, and then get tickets for this show Thanksgiving weekend. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
11/28/2014


Iguldesman & Joo
Iguldesman & Joo Date: November 30, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $120 Donation Classical music hasn't been this funny since Victor Borge! Virtuosos Aleksy Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo perform their comedic show in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Check them out on YouTube, and then get tickets for this show Thanksgiving weekend. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
11/30/2014


Celtic Thunder
 *A portion of your donation is tax-deductible and supports the programs on WQED television. *WQED was able to acquire seats for our donors that better meets their high expectations. *Orchestra seats starting at the $125 level begin at Row E and run every-other row back. *Ticket prices reflect the special nature of the show, including Symphony and many more musicians than a regular Celtic Thunder show.  
12/09/2014


Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Date: December 13, 2014 Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $125 Donation All new for 2014 - TSO presents Christmas in the Attic 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. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
12/13/2014


B.E. Taylor
B.E. Taylor Date: Decemember 16, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $100 Donation B.E. Taylor and friends return to Heinz Hall for their series of holiday concerts Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
12/16/2014


Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Woop
Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Wop Date: December 17, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $125 Donation Gene Chandler, Tommy Mara and The Crests, Cleveland Still and The Dubs, Sonny Turner, The Legendary Teenagers, Barbara Harris and The Toys, Johnny Angel and The Halos Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
12/17/2014