All Events | Starting Sunday, November 18, 2012
Black Orchid String Trio
The Black Orchid String Trio, a Pittsburgh based ensemble featuring Jennifer Sternick (violin) Amber Rogers (viola) and Rachel Smith (cello), will perform works by Alfred Schnittke, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Hovhaness, Judith Weir, Lou Harrison, and more. Free admission.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque
The Baroque Ensemble will be performing works by Bach, Handel, Graupner, and faculty member Nancy Galbraith. Faculty members Stephen Schultz (Electric Baroque Flute) and Luz Manriquez (piano) will give the world premiere of Galbraith's Effervescent Air. Daniel Nesta Curtis will guest conduct the Galbraith premiere.
Music on the Edge: Sequitur
New York's critically acclaimed contemporary music group performs Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Amy Williams' Cineshape 5, Mathew Rosenblum's Maggies, Eric Moe's Strenuous Pleasures, and Variations on a Summer's Day by Harold Meltzer.
Chamber Music Explosion workshop
Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Roy Sonne and the Freya String Quartet present a Chamber Music Explosion workshop for adult amateurs and advanced students. Refresh and reinforce basic techniques,explore elements of ensemble playing, meet new friends and chamber music partners, and enjoy an exciting performance by FSQ.
Duets: Music for Two Pianos
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series presents pianists Ashlee Mack and Katie Palumbo in 20th and 21st century works by Barber, Bowles, Debussy, and James Romig (world premiere).
Joan Lippincott, organ
Joan Lippincott has recorded extensively and concertized throughout the world, earning the reputation as one of the most acclaimed organ virtuosos of her time. Hailed for her 'dazzling solidity and simplicity' (Boston Globe) and 'first class' recitals (Los Angeles Times), she also has been praised by the New York Times for her 'irresistible' sense of rhythm. Co-presented with the Organ Artists Series.
Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade and wrote her novel, The Tiger’s Wife, at age 25. It was selected by The New York Times as one of the five best novels of 2011. Obreht brings her considerable talent to the Lectures in a talk about her first book that has established her as one of the most vibrant and original writers of our time.
The School for Lies
In David Ives's freewheeling rewrite of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a disillusioned curmudgeon named Frank resolves to tell the truth to everyone he meets, no matter how disconcerting or offensive they may find it. This being a comedy, however, Frank is diverted from his highminded path by his love for the beautiful Celimene, a bored aristocrat with an equally sharp tongue. The play's virtuosic use of language turns their verbal duel into theatrical fireworks of the highest order. Andrew S. Paul directs.
Honeck & A Waltz Tradition
Manfred Honeck continues his Thanksgiving tradition with a fun-filled concert of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss Family. Pianist Yefim Bronfman opens the concert with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, the most famous of Beethoven’s five piano concertos.
Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions
Local and national contestants will compete at this first level of auditions. Winners will proceed to regional auditions in Buffalo for a chance to go on to the Semi Finals and Grand Finals Concert in March, 2013. Pittsburgh's 2012 District winner, Andrey Nemzer, was one of the top finalists at the Grand Finals Concert. District auditions are free and open to the public.
Whistle Stop (with Eugene Perry, baritone)
Internationally-renowned Eugene Perry returns for favorites by Mozart and Rossini, the stunning "Songs of Sundry Natures" -- settings of Renaissance poetry by the late English composer Phyllis Tate, and Songs of Experience by William Winstead, one of the Winds' first commissions from 1978. A post-concert reception includes guided tours through the mind-boggling toy train museum upstairs in this spectacular Victorian home.
Dolce Appassionato Trio
The Dolce Appassionato Trio -- Amanda Sage, flute; Rachel D'Abruzzo, cello; and Gabriel D'Abruzzo, piano -- play a free concert entitled "An Autumn of Thanksgiving." A meet-the-artist reception follows the performance. Free admission.
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.
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015 Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.