All Events | Starting Saturday, September 8, 2012
Two Ballet Premieres
The premiere of two ballets by founding directors Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, with orchestra conducted by Ryan Keeling and Alejandro Pinzon -- The Alkonost, with music by Mayernik, and Infinity, with music by Ragghianti. Choreography is by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Pearlann Porter featuring Texture Contemporary Ballet Company and The Pillow Project. Mention WQED and get a 25% discount on tix, online or at the box office!
East Winds Symphonic Band
The Saxonburg Arts Festival presents this East Pittsburgh-based community band in patriotic works including America the Beautiful, You're a Grand Old Flag and Armed Forces Salute; marches On the Mall and Americans We; Broadway favorites including Seventy-Six Trombones and selections from Chicago; plus movie music from Aladdin and by John Williams. Free admission.
Handel Arias and Duets
Chatham's Sunday Vocal Series presents Handel Arias and Duets.
Michael Jackson, baritone
Baritone Michael Jackson performs with guest mezzo-soprano Adele Grabowski and organist Martin Barstow. The program will include Josef Rheinberger's Six Religious Songs, Op.157, Max Reger's Op.105 for Organ and Voice, and J. S. Bach's Cantata #57 "Selig ist der Mann," which will feature singers from the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh.
Budapest on the Bluff: Fife and Drums
Nine members of the Pittsburgh Symphony show off an array of sounds and colors in this season-opener, in music ranging from 17th century dances through dazzling Romantic virtuosity. The witty musings of Antal Doráti, one of the great conductors of the 20th century lead to the masterpiece of Bartók's Sonata, a work of overwhelming genius seldom heard in concert because of its great difficulty.
Pittsburgh Chamber Players
The Pittsburgh Chamber Players features cellist Mikhail Istomin, violinist Jennfer Orchard, and PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, et al. Repertoire includes Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna for flute & string quartet, Reza Vali's Folk Songs #9 for flute & cello, Brahms' Piano Quintet, and a mystery piece. Free admission and post-concert reception.
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Free admission. This play features the potent power of Aunt Ester, August Wilson's gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home to the troubled Citizen Bartow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to "wash his soul," but also between Citizen & Caesar Wilkes, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizen's independence and defiance of his authority.. Mark Clayton Southers directs.
Glue Factory Project: The Life & Death Of Little Finn
The Life & Death Of Little Finn is an adult dance/theater puppet production (for adults 18+) created in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer & designer Marina Harris. Three consummate performers, six puppets, original animation, & other numerous moving parts, all combine to tell the story of an ordinary, little man, made of clay and wood struggling with love & life's fickle tango.
Dixie's Tupperware Party
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. You'll burp with laughter.
Smithfield Street Theatre presents Moll Flanders, a play inspired by the Daniel Defoe novel, adapted by Artistic Director Sean Michael O’Donnell. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays.
Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
Free Palace Theater Tours
One-hour tours include interesting facts and trivia about The Palace and former Manos Theatre, a vaudeville and movie house that opened in 1926. The 1369-seat theater hosts more than 100 events each year. A newspapers from 1926 that detailed the Manos Theatre's opening will be on view. Info will be available about upcoming shows at The Palace Theatre, owned and managed by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.
Steve Earle with Charlie Mars
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison encores the program he performed last week at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Enjoy works by Marcello, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninoff while surrounded by the majestic architecture of Pittsburgh's historic First Baptist Church.
Year of the Dragon Gala - Lang Lang
Piano superstar Lang Lang performs with the PSO as part of an envening that includes a cocktail hour, performance, and dinner at Heinz Hall. 2012 is Year of the Dragon, and Lang Lang will play selections from his album of Chinese music, Dragon Songs, as well as the Liszt Piano Concerto #1.
Scaife Galleries Reopening
Reorganized by Louise Lippincott, CMOA's Scaife galleries highlight the museum's strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a much more cohesive view of how art history has changed over time. New interpretive texts provide a deeper context and understanding of art and life from 1860 to 1920.
'Celebrating 20 Years of Opera' Gala
Johnstown's party of the season celebrates 20 years. An evening of gorgeous operatic music, gourmet dining, and an auction continues a tradition launched by Frank Pasquerilla and continued by maestro Istvan Jaray, the JSO, and young opera stars. Details online.
Greensburg Art Center Juried Exhibit
"Best of the Bunch," a diverse exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional media juried by Joy Borelli-Edwards. Free.
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.
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.