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All Events | Starting Sunday, December 8, 2013

Assumption Church Christmas Concert
Church of the Assumption in Bellevue presents Lessons & Carols featuring the Adult & Children's Choirs with organ & orchestra, in Christmas anthems & carols and selections from Handel's Messiah, under the direction of Neil Stahurski. Free will offerings accepted.

Debut of a new ensemble!
Pittsburgh Opera Head of Music Glenn Lewis has formed Ensemble Una Voce with violinist Juan Jaramillo and cellist Lisa Kohanski. Their premiere concert in the Opera's George R. White Studio includes Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, de Falla's Suite Popular Espanola, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Brahms' Trio in B major. Free, but please RSVP to 412 281-0912 x-215.

Duquesne University Concerto Competition
Jeffrey Turner conducts the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra with soloists and repertoire to be announced.

Christmas Concert
Featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio with the Westminster Chancel Choir. strings and harp. Guest artists include the Upper St. Clair High School Chanticlairs, Westminster Ringers, Cherub Choir, Junio Choir and Youth Choir.

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra Winter Concert
Conductor John Wilcox begins the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras' 40th Anniversary Season with Bernstein's Candide Overture, Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, Smetana's The Moldau by Bedřich Smetana, Khachaturian's Gayaneh Suite No. 3 from Gayaneh, and Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger.

Holiday Sounds Concert
Holiday music with the Franklin Regional H.S. Chorus, to put you in the spirit of the season.

Music of J. S. Bach
The Saint Vincent Camerata and the Academy Chamber Orchestra presents J. S. Bach's Cantata #61 "Nun komm, der heiden heiland," Violin Concerto in A minor, and Cantata #147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben."

Gilbert & Sullivan Auditions
Stage and vocal auditions for the March production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited. No appointment necessary. A second set of auditions will be Dec 11, same time & location. Questions? 412 734-8476.

Music at Rodef Shalom
Rodef Shalom welcomes pianist Andrew Tyson for a recital of works by Frederic Chopin. Winner of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Tyson earned his Master's degree at The Julliar School, and is currently in its Artist Diploma program. The concert is free, and is followed by a reception.

George Saunders
George Saunders has written a slim, but grand book of short stories titled Tenth of December. The New York Times Magazine claims that it's the best book you'll read this year.

Holiday Program
Performances by the Tuesday Musical Club Choral and String Ensembles. Free. A reception will follow the program.

The Alchemists' Lab
Inspired by Ben Jonson's famous 17th century comedy, The Alchemist, this production is devised and written by Gab Cody and students of Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company. Cody and the students use techniques of physical and absurdist theatre, farce, improvisation and screwball comedy to create a one-of-a-kind spectacle. In the Rauh Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet
Acclaimed dancer, choreographer and artistic director Nicholas Petrov choreographed the American premiere of Romeo and Juliet at Point Park more than 40 years ago. It was his first production at Point Park and he concludes his tenure at the school with another memorable production of Prokofiev's famous ballet to Prokofiev's score in the Playhouse's Rockwell Theatre.

WQED's Jim Cunningham Presents: Opera 101
Cooper-Siegel Community Library welcomes Jim Cunningham of WQED-FM as he offers an inside look at opera, featuring video of some of his favorite opera moments. It's a fun and entertaining look at opera through the ages.

Gilbert & Sullivan Auditions
Stage and vocal auditions for the March production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited. No appointment necessary. Questions? 412 734-8476.

Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Piano Sale
Find the piano of your dreams at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio and support WQED while enriching your life.

Highmark Holiday Pops
Highmark Holiday Pops returns for two weekends. Todd Ellison, hailed by The New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors," leads the PSO and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh with a host of guest artists. Music director and conductor of the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie, Ellison's credits include Monty Python's Spamalot, La Cage aux Folles, and Michel Legrand's Amour. He also was Marvin Hamlisch's music director on productions of Ballroom and The Nutty Professor.

Pittsburgh je t'aime
A new photography exhibition by Hilary Robinson, a London-based artist trained as a painter who transitioned into writing about art and art theory, then into leadership roles in art schools, including the College of Fine Arts at CMU. The show consists of more than 100 small printed images, taken in and around Pittsburgh with an iPhone.

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Celebration with Freddy Cole
Artistic Director of the Orchestra, Sean Jones, says, “We want to try to recreate the spirit of what the holiday is all about.” This very popular concert spreads Christmas cheer and old favorites receive a jazz makeover. Vocalist Freddy Cole is the brother of Nat King Cole. He "exudes a gallant but unfussy brand of cool" - New York Times

Joyful Holiday Celebration
A festive evening for the entire community with sing-alongs, holiday music, Johnstown Symphony Chorus and a special visitor from the North Pole.

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