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All Events | Starting Friday, January 11, 2013

Music 101: Gianandrea Noseda
An informal lunchtime lecture by the PSO's charming guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

Dvorak's Seventh
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo makes his PSO debut with a concerto Shostakovich composed for famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Dvořák’s Symphony #7, an ambitious work that reflects on the political struggles in the composer's native Bohemia.

Four Nations - Court and Concert
The musical worlds of Couperin and Leclair contrast the prized and refined tastes of the court and the more theatrical and volatile tastes of the newly founded public concert stage. Join Four Nations as they explore this crunchy mix of earthly pleasures.

Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond is a distinguished evolutionary biologist and a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He arrives with the release of a long-awaited new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? Diamond presents new thinking on tribal values and practices that define humanity, even as they are vanishing.

Les Miserables
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics as "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." --New York Times

The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in  of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.

Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.") 

Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers.  She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school.  She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).

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.