All Events | Starting Wednesday, February 6, 2013
My Funny Valentine
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the PSO Pops welcomes Broadway stars Melissa Errico and Doug LaBrecque joining the orchestra for "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady, the theme from Ice Castles and more. It will be a night of laughs, tears and most of all, romance. Michael Krajewski, pop conductor of the Houston and Atlanta symphonies leads the orchestra.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron conducts.
An Evening of One Acts
An Evening of One Acts features plays from the Pittsburgh New Works Festival: LA VITRA LOCO, about residents in a senior citizens home whose lives are upset by one resident's decision to try the "little blue pill;" STRUTTING AND FRETTING, an absurdly hilarious play which follows a director and his two actors rehearsing a play about the meaning of life; and A BLANKET OF STARS, in which two senior women sit under the night sky and share some absolutely hilarious dialogue.
Rossini's The Barber of Seville
With the help of the crafty Figaro, the amorous Count Almaviva attempts to woo the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her jealous and controlling guardian, Dr. Bartolo. 14 singers will be heard over the run of four performances.
Opus II String Orchestra
Opus II String Orchestra will feature familiar pieces including themes from Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Carmen, as part of the church's Music on the Hill series. Opus II develops and showcases the talents of middle school through adult string musicians from Pittsburgh and the eastern suburbs.
Family-Friendly Brown Bag concert
Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists are joined by dancers from Attack Theatre in a collaborative Brown Bag concert featuring music from The Barber of Seville, Dido and Aeneas, The Marriage of Figaro, and others, as well as a sneak peek at Attack Theatre's new production, "Soap Opera." Free admission.
The Scene began as a non-touring bluegrass band back in 1971 in jam sessions at the home of Ben Eldridge. 40 years later, this band has become one of the single largest contributers to the progression of bluegrass from the early days of Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe to the more contemporary sounds that they developed.
Respighi, Britten, and More!
Ronald Zollman conducts a small but elite group of student instrumentalists in a concert of early 20th century chamber orchestra repertoire, including works by Benjamin Britten, Ottorino Respighi, Arthur Honegger, and Wojciech Kilar.
Guests Laura Heimes (soprano) and Andrew Appel (harpsichord) join Chatham Baroque for a concert of songs and sonatas from the musical treasure troves of Thomas Jefferson and other colonial Americans.
American History - Land of the Free
Maestro Istvan Jaray celebrates Black History Month and Presidents' Day with Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Copland's A Lincoln Portrait (narrator TBA), and William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony.
Music Director Matthew Kraemer leads a concert featuring saxophonist Arthur Black, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Conductors Stephen Story, George Vosburgh, and Thomas Thompson lead works including William Schuman's "Chester Overture", based on an early American tune; Darius Milhaud's jazz-inflected "La Creation du Monde", and music of Schoenberg and Percy Grainger.
(Ages 3-10) When the family dog eats a bowl of alphabet soup, the letters go up to her brain instead of down to her belly and Martha literally becomes outspoken! A new musical adapted from the Martha Speaks book series by Susan Meddaugh and the PBS Kids TV series.
Duo Pianists Tina Faigen & Becky Billock
Duo Pianists Tina Faigen & Becky Billock play works by Rachmaninoff, Schultz and more.
Budapest on the Bluff: Hungarian Harmonies
Brahms's Piano Quartet #1 is widely loved for its melodic richness and irresistible Gypsy fireworks in the finale, but music lovers will be charmed to hear how Brahms liberally quotes from this concert's opener, Schubert's little-known Divertissement, a masterpiece in its own right. In his Hungarian Dances, Brahms arranged popular Gypsy themes, filtered through his own sensibility. Andres Cardenes and Anne Martindale Williams share the fruits of decades of music-making together in Kodály's rhapsodic and folk-infused Duo.
Christopher Paul Curtis
Christopher Paul Curtis is famous for his book, Bud, Not Buddy, which won the Newbery Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. Mr. Curtis will celebrate Black History Month with his latest book, The Mighty Miss Malone. Deza Malone is a dynamic little girl who is determined to keep hope alive, even when her father loses his job in the middle of the Great Depression. Her motto is, "We are a family on a journey to a place called Wonderful!" (Ages 8 +)
Memories of Love
Free concert with sopranos Katie Manukyan, Joanne Chung, and Rosemary Pavlovsky; mezzo-soprano Michelle Gray-Schaffer; baritone David Jennings-Smith; and pianists Joyce Moon Strobel and Betty Reiley; music by Mozart, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov, Puccini, Offenbach, and more.
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.
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.
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.