All Events | Starting Saturday, September 22, 2012
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.
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.
Pittsburgh's cooperative concerto orchestra presents its next concert, featuring a J.S. Bach double concerto for oboe and violin, a Mozart horn concerto, and a C.P.E. Bach symphony. Federico Garcia conducts.
Music of The Eagles
Vocalist Michael Shotton, whose incredible vocal range wowed audiences with the music of Led Zeppelin in 2010-2011, returns to Take It to the Limit, performing The Eagles' top hits with orchestra including Desperado, Hotel California, Take It Easy, One of These Nights and much more. André Raphel conducts.
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Thirty downtown galleries and seven "pop-up" sites present a variety of art, music, dance, and other cultural activities.
A thrilling, heart-stopping investigation of action, STREB: FORCES boldly explores a range of motions, from everyday movements to the extreme action of sports, the circus and adventure rides. Inventor and architect of eccentric action, Elizabeth Streb orchestrates an athletic cadre of daring theater specialists, taking audiences on a wild ride into mechanically outrageous zones and configurations.
Music for Medicine - Trinity Jazz Orchestra
To fund high quality health-care for uninsured and income-eligible neighbors in Butler County, The Trinity Jazz Orchestra and American Idol finalist Adam Brock perform classics from the American Songbook. A VIP Reception with hors d'oeuvres and desserts follows. The goal is to raise $50k.
Music Director Daniel Meyer opens the season with the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, Cello Concerto #1 by Shostakovich featuring guest soloist Zuill Bailey, and the Carmen Suites 1 & 2 by Bizet.
Jones x Two
Jones x Two promises a thrilling blend of jazz and pop starring Pittsburgh's world-renowned trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones, and NYC singer/songwriter Caroline Jones, straight from headlining at Feinstein's on NYC's Park Avenue. This event benefits children's literacy programs and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.
Winner of two Golden Globe awards for his role as teacher Will Schuesterin on the TV show "Glee," Matthew Morrison has also performed in movies and Broadway shows, including Footloose, The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray and What to Expect While You're Expecting. Morrison will perform favorite hits from his forthcoming album of Broadway standards. Lucas Richman conducts.
Titanic: The Musical
Winner of five 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Titanic recounts the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship in the third, second, and first class accomodations.
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank-you gift of 1 orchestra level ticket to the concert. WQED Presents "Best Seats" Deadline: Monday, June 30 , 2014. For tickets to this concert, you can also call the WQED Presents Hotline (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm) at 412-622-1382. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable. Guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his virtuosity to the intimate Byham Theatre September 23rd. Performing live for his fans is extremely important to Tommy: he has demonstrated this by playing close to or over 300 concerts every year for the last seven years! Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy. Tommy has set aside excellent seats for WQED supporters.
*A portion of your donation is tax-deductible and supports the programs on WQED television.
Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule
Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule
Date: September 24, 2014
Venue: Byham Theatre
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Single- $75 Donation
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
Australian Pink Floyd in concert ("Set the Controls" tour)
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is BACK! After more than twenty years performing the music of Pink Floyd to millions of fans, Aussie Pink Floyd brings their show back to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall this October. The band has secured great seats for WQED supporters for their Set the Controls tour.