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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.

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

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

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.

Ensemble Ripieno
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.

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 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.

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.

Opening Night
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.

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.

Matthew Morrison
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.

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.