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All Events | Starting Friday, July 5, 2013

Coordinated by Robert Mickelsen, a Florida-based glass artist, "Lifeforms" is inspired by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka's glass biological models made in the 19th and 20th centuries for Harvard University. The PGC exhibition includes more than 50 contemporary flameworked models, cast impressions, blown renditions, and an actual fish cast in glass.

Murphy/Smith Dance Collective - Sound Project
Murphy/Smith Dance Collective, formed in 2011 by Pittsburgh-based choreographers Jamie Erin Murphy and Renee Danielle Smith, explores the relationship between sound and human instinct. Sound Project illuminates how our everyday life sounds around us create environment, a source of communication and even our general feeling of safety. So what can happen when our familiar soundscape becomes distorted or even disappears?

Pittsburgh Symphony at South Park
Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free outdoor concert in celebration of Independence Day as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. The program includes Rossini's lively William Tell Overture, classics by Gershwin and Beethoven, and American staples such as Victor Herbert's American Fantasie, John Williams' Born on the Fourth of July, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, an Armed Forces Salute, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and more.

Tales of Hoffmann - Retold
Hoffmann is obsessed with three beautiful women—or is it one mercurial woman, split into three different personalities? The great story of E.T.A. Hoffmann's love life is retold in a new version incorporating some of the poet-composer’s own music. International star Robert Chafin (Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper) plays Hoffmann.

Pittsburgh Symphony at Hartwood
Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free outdoor concert as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. The program opens with Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro Overtuer. Then, PSO violinist Jennifer Orchard will play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, and the closer will be Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 7 in A major.

Allegheny Brass Band
Allegheny Brass Band.

A Little Night Music
Fredrik dearly loves Anne, his icy young new bride. But he also carries a torch for Desiree, a hot-blooded actress. Desiree is involved with Count Carl-Magnus, who's married to Charlotte, Anne's best friend. Imagine what happens when they all spend a weekend in the country together! Stephen Sondheim's Bergman-inspired musical includes "Send in the Clowns."

Disney's The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals, Thursdays at 5.  Today, Chaz Bowers, of Immaculate Conception, Irwin.

Night Caps International
All set in the same hotel, the 2013 edition of “Night Caps International” introduces characters from around the world whose paths and languages intersect with comic results during a hotel stay. One of four 15-minute operas will be performed following SummerFest mainstage operas, July 11-13 & 19, and all four Night Caps will be staged on the 20th & 21st.

Shining Brow, The Opera about Frank Lloyd Wright
Daron Hagen's Shining Brow reveals the inner landscape of Wright's heart through a tragic love affair with the wife of a client. Shining Brow is at once intimate and universal. Hailed as "one of the most important American operas of the past decade," Shining Brow (1993) appears in a newly-revised version created by the composer especially for SummerFest.

Twelfth Night


Lady Windermere's Fan
Tongues wag when the tarnished Mrs. Erlynne returns to town, but it's Lady Windermere who is most scandalized: she suspects her new husband of having an affair with this woman of ill-repute. When she decides to strike back at him with her own unfaithfulness, an unlikely rescuer saves her from the deed and its consequences. Re-conceived by director Alan Stanford, Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece time-travels to the 1940's, where the price for breaking high society's rules are still considerable. Nike Doukas stars.

Harlem Quartet - Take the "A" Train
Co-presented with the Kelley-Strayhorn and the African-American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh. The Harlem Quartet's mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

"The Beloved Dearly" & "The Dinosaur Musical"
IUP's Footlight Players stage Doug Cooney's "The Beloved Dearly." a comedy about business, friendships, loss and feelings, followed by Nick Hrutkay and Robert Reale's "The Dinosaur Musical," a show for fossils of all ages. Follow website link for show times.

Concert 01
PNME begins its season with "Table of Contents" by David Lang, "Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) by George Crumb, and "Hallelujah Junction" by John Adams. Kevin Noe directs.

"Frank 'n' Fluff" & "Meet Me in St. Louis"
IUP's Footlight Players present Joe York's "Frank 'n' Fluff," the heartwarming tale of a boy and his quest for friendship, followed by the classic musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," about the Smith family in 1904. Follow website link for show times.

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.