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All Events | Starting Monday, March 4, 2013

Noah Bendix-Balgley with David Allen Wehr
PCMS presents the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, in recital.  Mr. Bendix-Balgley won 1st prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition and the International Violin Competition "Andrea Postacchini." He'll be accompanied by pianist David Allen Wehr who holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University and who has collected numerous prestigious awards throughout his performing career.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
The uplifting story of a three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony-winning costumes, Priscilla features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive."

Symphony East
Symphony East has its business meeting at 11 AM, lunch at noon, and a free public musical program with singer Claudia Benack and pianist Deana Muro at 1 PM.

Music 101 - Alison Peters Fujito
“Never Say Never” is an informal lecture/performance by PSO Violinist Alison Peters Fujito. She'll discuss her career and respond to questions from the audience in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms.

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became our first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Ted Pappas directs this exuberant one-man play which tells Thurgood's story in his own words – from humble beginnings as a waiter in Baltimore, to behind the scenes with leaders such as General MacArthur, Robert Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, to his triumphant rise to the highest court in the land. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr., is an eye-opening, humorous, and uplifting portrait of a true American hero.

HMS Pinafore
The Savoyards' 74th Season spring show, Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore." 

Rossini, Higdon, Respighi, and Ilana Davidson sings Mozart
The orchestra celebrates the 50th birthday year of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon by performing her dynamic Concerto for Orchestra. American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight to Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate. The Pines of Rome features off-stage trumpets and a large orchestra as a finale to this concert conducted by André Raphel,

A program of captivating choreography by three masters, George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, and Mark Morris. Featuring Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Balanchine's dynamic classical work, Valse Fantasie, and Mark Morris' Drink toMe Only With Thine Eyes, this choreography speaks in ways words cannot.

Mozart & Bartok
Conducting favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns. Mozart's Serenade No. 6 is a delightful orchestration for two small ensembles. Powerhouse pianist, Shai Wosner makes his PSO debut with Mozart's Concerto No. 15. Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra is one of the composer's most popular works, in which each section of instruments plays a virtuosic role.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion
This exhibit highlights the Pittsburgh artist’s exploration of the medium of sculpture, from welded steel and formed aluminum to vacuum-formed plexiglass pieces, both illuminated and motorized.

Trouble with a Capital T
Join the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts in singing along to some  favorite tunes from The Music Man! Emcee Anna Singer returns as Marian the Librarian in this fun family feature from the 1960s. The event includes food at the "town social," many activities for children of all ages, a silent auction, live auction, and dessert auction to support the choirs and programs.

Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
A world premiere by Daniel Beaty (creator of Through the Night). Roland Hayes journeyed from the dirt paths of Georgia to European stages, becoming the first African-American classical vocalist to be heard around the world. With bright yellow shoes given to him by his mother, his Angel Mo', Roland walked the hard road to stardom. This musical features the soul of spirituals and the grace of classical music to portray one man's ambition to be an artist.

Movie Night
Featuring the winner of the annual collegiate Young Artist Competition. Music Director Matthew Kraemer also leads the orchestra in familiar music from popular recent movies.

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.

Music in Pictures
Maestro Istvan Jaray conducts Beethoven's Symphony #6 "Pastoral," and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.  Also featured will be the JSO's Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Anthony Cornet, now pursuing a Masters Degree in piano performance at Duquesne U.

Celebrating Wagner's Nordic Tales
Chatham's Sunday Vocal series presents a concert in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia." Featured singers: Anna Singer, Robert Frankenberry, Mary Beth Sederburg, Demareus Cooper, Kelly Lynch, Desiree Soteres, and Jolanta Doherty, with pianist Walter Morales.

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