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All Events | Starting Friday, January 11, 2013

Music 101: Gianandrea Noseda
An informal lunchtime lecture by the PSO's charming guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
01/11/2013


Dvorak's Seventh
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo makes his PSO debut with a concerto Shostakovich composed for famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Dvořák’s Symphony #7, an ambitious work that reflects on the political struggles in the composer's native Bohemia.
01/11/2013


Four Nations - Court and Concert
The musical worlds of Couperin and Leclair contrast the prized and refined tastes of the court and the more theatrical and volatile tastes of the newly founded public concert stage. Join Four Nations as they explore this crunchy mix of earthly pleasures.
01/12/2013


Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond is a distinguished evolutionary biologist and a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He arrives with the release of a long-awaited new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? Diamond presents new thinking on tribal values and practices that define humanity, even as they are vanishing.
01/14/2013


Les Miserables
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics as "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." --New York Times
01/15/2013


The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in  of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
01/18/2013


Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.") 
01/18/2013


Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers.  She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school.  She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).
01/18/2013


The Piano Guys
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015 Venue: Benedum Center Time: 8:00 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos that have amassed three million YouTube subscribers and more than 500 million views.
08/27/2015


Alfio
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.
11/07/2015


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.    
11/18/2015


Liberia
  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.
12/20/2015