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All Events | Starting Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fiddlesticks Family Concert: "Halloween Spooktacular"
Join conductor Lawrence Loh, the PSO and "scared-y cat" Fiddlesticks for a spooktacular concert. Thrill to kid-friendly, spooky music from favorite films like Sorcerer's Apprentice, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter, as well as Grieg's rousing "In the Hall of the Mountain King," depicting Peer Gynt's race to escape the collapsing Mountain King's cave. Little costumed munchkins are welcomed.

PSO Chamber Players in Foxburg
Fifth annual classical music Oktoberfest. Four members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play the Dvorak Piano Quartet, op. 87, plus works by Schumann, Mahler, Dohnanyi, and Fibich. The Red Brick Gallery offers cookies, cider, and tea beforehand, and ARCA's exhibit space is showing pastels, watercolors, and photography.

Monster Mass
Monster Mass features Anton Bruckner's Mass in E minor and the a cappella Mass in G Minor by William Byrd. Guests are invited to attend in Halloween costumes. Thomas Douglas conducts.

Chamber Music Recital
Violinist Roy Sonne, cellist Michael Lipman and pianist Tina Faigen will perform Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor, Brahms' Piano Trio in B Major, and the Fantasy for Violin and Piano and Lament for Solo Piano by Robert Schultz.

Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble - Generations
The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and special guests Gerdan Music Ensemble of Washington DC, the Ukrainian Cultural Trust Choir and Slava Dance Company present the story of one family, four generations and their journey from Ukraine to the American dream. Share in the joys, heartbreak, laughter and surprises of Generations. A Ukrainian marketplace will be open between performances.

Halloween Spooktacular
Music Director Istvan Jaray conducts a spooktacular concert that is ghostly fun for the entire family. Wear your costumes and enjoy watching the orchestra play in costume -- even the Maestro will surprise you.

An Evening of Clarinet Chamber Music
Ron Samuels, director.

200th Anniversary Year of Charles Alkan
Eric Dzugan, piano, with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

Chatham University Choir
Cabaret Benefit.

"They're Coming to Get You ..." Party
Reserve by Oct. 19. A bloody good evening of zombie led music and mayhem in support of Microscopic Opera Company, with Ghorish Delectables by chef Christopher Cook, Sanguinary Imbibements and other lurid libations, plus a preview of the acclaimed new opera "Night of the Living Dead" by Todd Goodman and Stephen Catanzarite.

History & Mystery Tour
Learn about the Library & Music Hall's history and learn of reported ghostly encounters while touring the building.

Pittsburgh Sings! Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Festival of Choirs
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, directed by Susan Medley, welcomes the Central Assembly of God Choir of Houston, PA (Marsha Owens, director); South Fayette Vocal Express Show Choir (Christine Elek, director); and Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir (Rachel Godfrey, director). The finale features the combined choirs in selections from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

Faculty Recital - Kenneth Burky, piano
Pianist Kenneth Burky plays solo works including Haydn's Sonata #23 in F major, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Schumann and Debussy' Estampes. Duo works with pianist Anoush Tchakarian include Mozart's Fugue in C minor, Ravel's La Valse, and Milhaud's Scaramouche.

Winds of the Future
Dr. Robert C. Cameron directs the Duquesne Wind Symphony/Symphony Band.

Something wicked this way comes...
A costume dance party with a special guest host (Jack Gleeson) playing one of the most wicked characters ever to take the throne (King Joffrey in HBO's "Game of Thrones"). It's an evening of mystery and mayhem at the city's most sophisticated playground with libations and culinary creations from Eleven, Soba and Casbah as well as live and silent auctions to benefit PICT.

Orion String Quartet
Featuring Pittsburgh-raised brothers and violinists Todd and Daniel Phillips, the Orion Quartet returns with Haydn's Quartet in G minor, Op. 20 #2, Bartok's Quartet #6, and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" Quartet in D minor, D. 810.

Thomas Dolby - The Invisible Lighthouse Live
Drusky Entertainment presents The Invisible Lighthouse Live, combining Thomas Dolby's music and storytelling in one breathtaking show -- a unique transmedia performance. The screening of his award-winning film will be augmented with live narration, live foley artist Blake Leyth, and a musical soundtrack by Thomas – with songs spanning his entire catalogue from 'Cloudburst At Shingle Street' to 'Oceanea.'

We Will Rock You
Featuring the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU is now in its 11th year in London and has been seen by 15 million people worldwide. The hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking show is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."

Johnstown Organ Recital
Matthew Beckman plays a half-hour recital with light lunch to follow.

Listen Locally – Cuidado Tango Band
Cuidado is Pittsburgh's most dangerous tango band. Members of the group have performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Their extensive backgrounds in tango, classical and jazz music fuse to create a fresh and unique sound unlike any other group performing today.

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