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All Events | Starting Thursday, September 20, 2012

RADical Days
This annual celebration of the organizations funded by RAD features free admissions and performances. Just a few of the participants include Classical QED 89.3's Byham Studio, the Carnegie Museums, Children's Museum, Mattress Factory, National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, RiverQuest and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Thomas Hampson master class
Free, but reservations are required: 412-281-0912, ext. 0 before 9/18 at 4:00 pm. World-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson will coach Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists Kyle Oliver, Nicole Rodin and Meredith Lustig, showing the audience how young professional singers learn from experts in their field. Mr. Hampson sings Strauss with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sep. 21–23.

Music 101 - Lorna McGhee, flute
Get to know the PSO's new Principal Flute, Lorna McGhee, at an informal lecture-and-performance. Her theme, "From Old World to New - Journeys with the Flute," will be loosely based on Dvorak's New World Symphony, which is featured on the orchestra's first subscription concert of the new season. With pianist Donna Amato, she'll play movements from Dvorak's Violin Sonata on her flute, as well as a Baroque piece, music by Katherine Hoover, Jake Heggie, and something inspired by John Coltrane.

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
In Christopher Durang's parody of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge has "a kind of seasonal Tourette's Syndrome" causing him to exclaim "Bah, humbug!" and Mrs. Cratchit is a raging woman who is fed up with her 20 children (most of which she keeps locked in the root cellar) and can't take the goody-goody kid with a crutch any longer!

Midnight Radio: Secret Agents & Spies
Midnight Radio goes undercover with an episode exploring the dark and dangerous world of information trafficking.

Musical Horizon: Beethoven, Schumann and Gareth Farr
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Henry Wong Doe in works by Beethoven, Schumann and Gareth Farr.

New World Symphony
Music Director Manfred Honeck and Principal Horn Bill Caballero open the season with Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto #1. Baritone Thomas Hampson sings orchestral songs by Richard Strauss, and the program closes with Dvorak's New World symphony.

The National Players - Romeo and Juliet
Love can be a thrilling ride -- it bursts the seams of young hearts, making them feel things never felt before… But it can also send you past the point of no return. America’s longest running classical touring company returns to the Succop Theater with Shakespeare's most enduring tale, re-imagined, re-invigorated, and irresistibly visceral.

Major Winners Recital
Anna Kovalevska and Yuting Zhou, piano duo; Hilary Gamble, violin.

Erik Larson (SOLD OUT)
(SOLD OUT) Erik Larson presents the Opening Night Lecture, with his featured book, In the Garden of Beasts.

Freya String Quartet
Founded in 2009, the Freya String Quartet (Jason Neukom, Ashley Buckley, Jason Hohn, Katya Janpoladyan) is dedicated to performing a wide range of music

New World Symphony
Manfred Honeck conducts Dvorak's New World symphony, and Principal Horn Bill Caballero plays the Horn Concerto #1 by Richard Strauss.

Cabaret with QED & Friends
A cabaret evening with Classical QED's Anna Singer and Joanna Marie, as well as Rob Frankenberry, Demareus Cooper, and Mary Beth Sederburg accompanied by Ray Blackwell in songs and operatic excerpts by Sondheim, Bernstein, Arlen, Dvorak and Puccini. No cover.

Born Yesterday
Ted Pappas directs Garson Kanin's hilarious classic comedy that tells the tale of Billie Dawn's transformation from ditzy showgirl to solid citizen. The makeover begins when her crooked boyfriend, Harry Brock, goes to Washington to buy himself a Senator and decides that Billie is too dumb to mingle with the political smart set. He hires a nerdy journalist to teach her how to fit in, and what transpires is the stuff of Broadway and Hollywood legend.

By Patrick Hamilton, directed by Elmore James. For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. They place the body in a wooden chest, invite a few acquaintances, and host a dinner party with the chest as the supper table.  Elmore James creates an edgy, American-ized version of this psychological drama brimming with shock and suspense.

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.

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.