All Events | Starting Monday, July 8, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
Clayton Days: Picture Stories by Vik Muniz
In 1999, the Frick collaborated with artist Vik Muniz resulting in an exhibition of 65 photographs made on site and in the nearby environs of Pittsburgh. Clayton Days: Picture Stories by Vik Muniz, marked the Frick's first venture into working with a living artist, and resulted in a significant body of work. The Frick restages this exhibition to coincide with the regional focus on contemporary art during the Carnegie International. Since working with the Frick, Muniz has received international acclaim.
The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera)
In Mozart's delightful comedy, a Marchioness disguises herself as a lowly (but lovely) gardener in order to escape a lover's quarrel. The attendant confusions give rise to high hilarity and, of course, a happy ending. This beautiful, rarely-heard Mozart jewel will appeal to families with children as well as the Mozart aficionado.
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh.
Geneva Summer Piano Camp
This week-long piano camp is for students in grades 1-12. Daily masterclasses will be taught by Geneva College piano faculty, Festival Director Dr. Sha Wang, and guests. Theory/aural skill training sessions will be supplemented with history lessons in the forms of storytelling and skits. A free public recital will be given at 6:00 pm on the 19th.
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.
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.