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All Events | Starting Saturday, November 17, 2012



Your Art Needs You
An exhibition of more than 150 diverse pieces from the permanent collection – still life, landscape, sculpture, etc. – in need of conservation. The goal is to show how artworks are affected by sunlight, temperature, humidity, and so on, nd how we all can help preserve them.

Hoodlebug Brass Quintet
The HoodleBug Brass is the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and performs regularly in western Pennsylvania. Their first CD, entitled "Brass Fac's," was released in March 2004. The quintet performs works of all styles, from the Baroque to contemporary, pop and jazz.

Campbell Brothers' Sacred Steel
The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with steel guitar and vocal from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over 60 years it has been a vital, if little known, American tradition. Secular audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Symphony Space have come to discover a performance both devoted and rocking.

Black Orchid String Trio
The Black Orchid String Trio, a Pittsburgh based ensemble featuring Jennifer Sternick (violin) Amber Rogers (viola) and Rachel Smith (cello), will perform works by Alfred Schnittke, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Hovhaness, Judith Weir, Lou Harrison, and more. Free admission.

Carnegie Mellon Baroque
The Baroque Ensemble will be performing works by Bach, Handel, Graupner, and faculty member Nancy Galbraith. Faculty members Stephen Schultz (Electric Baroque Flute) and Luz Manriquez (piano) will give the world premiere of Galbraith's Effervescent Air. Daniel Nesta Curtis will guest conduct the Galbraith premiere.

Chamber Music Explosion workshop
Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Roy Sonne and the Freya String Quartet present a Chamber Music Explosion workshop for adult amateurs and advanced students. Refresh and reinforce basic techniques,explore elements of ensemble playing, meet new friends and chamber music partners, and enjoy an exciting performance by FSQ.

Music on the Edge: Sequitur
New York's critically acclaimed contemporary music group performs Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Amy Williams' Cineshape 5, Mathew Rosenblum's Maggies, Eric Moe's Strenuous Pleasures, and Variations on a Summer's Day by Harold Meltzer.

Joan Lippincott, organ
Joan Lippincott has recorded extensively and concertized throughout the world, earning the reputation as one of the most acclaimed organ virtuosos of her time. Hailed for her 'dazzling solidity and simplicity' (Boston Globe) and 'first class' recitals (Los Angeles Times), she also has been praised by the New York Times for her 'irresistible' sense of rhythm. Co-presented with the Organ Artists Series.

Duets: Music for Two Pianos
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series presents pianists Ashlee Mack and Katie Palumbo in 20th and 21st century works by Barber, Bowles, Debussy, and James Romig (world premiere).

Téa Obreht
Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade and wrote her novel, The Tiger’s Wife, at age 25. It was selected by The New York Times as one of the five best novels of 2011. Obreht brings her considerable talent to the Lectures in a talk about her first book that has established her as one of the most vibrant and original writers of our time.

The School for Lies
In David Ives's freewheeling rewrite of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a disillusioned curmudgeon named Frank resolves to tell the truth to everyone he meets, no matter how disconcerting or offensive they may find it. This being a comedy, however, Frank is diverted from his highminded path by his love for the beautiful Celimene, a bored aristocrat with an equally sharp tongue. The play's virtuosic use of language turns their verbal duel into theatrical fireworks of the highest order. Andrew S. Paul directs.

Honeck & A Waltz Tradition
Manfred Honeck continues his Thanksgiving tradition with a fun-filled concert of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss Family. Pianist Yefim Bronfman opens the concert with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, the most famous of Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Whistle Stop (with Eugene Perry, baritone)
Internationally-renowned Eugene Perry returns for favorites by Mozart and Rossini, the stunning "Songs of Sundry Natures" -- settings of Renaissance poetry by the late English composer Phyllis Tate, and Songs of Experience by William Winstead, one of the Winds' first commissions from 1978. A post-concert reception includes guided tours through the mind-boggling toy train museum upstairs in this spectacular Victorian home.

Dolce Appassionato Trio
The Dolce Appassionato Trio -- Amanda Sage, flute; Rachel D'Abruzzo, cello; and Gabriel D'Abruzzo, piano -- play a free concert entitled "An Autumn of Thanksgiving."  A meet-the-artist reception follows the performance. Free admission.

Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions
Local and national contestants will compete at this first level of auditions. Winners will proceed to regional auditions in Buffalo for a chance to go on to the Semi Finals and Grand Finals Concert in March, 2013. Pittsburgh's 2012 District winner, Andrey Nemzer, was one of the top finalists at the Grand Finals Concert. District auditions are free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 7:30 PM $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.   Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.

The Tenors
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 8:00 PM $125 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event. $90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. 2013 Juno Award Winners The Tenors have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.    

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