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All Events | Starting Friday, March 29, 2013

Elvis Lives
The PSO's Broadway at Heinz Hall series presents Elvis Lives, the ultimate Broadway tribute to The King.

"Japan is the Key...": Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920
This show features over 50 rarely-seen Japanese prints, including traditional masterworks by Hiroshige Andō, Katsushika Hokusai, Utamaro Kitagawa, and Kunisada (Toyokuni III), as well as highlights from Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s collection of Japanese ivory figures of people, animals, and gods.

Little Gem
An uplifting Irish comedy about life, death, and "getting on with it" by Elaine Murphy. Party girl Amber feels a rumble in her stomach. Her compulsive mother Lorraine tries her hand at salsa dancing. And her grandmother Kay "toys" with the meaning of pleasure as she looks after her ill husband. Chock full of Dublin slang and hilarity, this play depicts three generations of middle-class, Irish women as they strive to piece together their lives over one extraordinary year.

Texture Contemporary Ballet
There's Something About Fontina, an evening of new mixed works.  Performances are Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm.  For tickets, ShowClix.

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Ronald Zollman conducts the Philharmonic, with the Repertory Chorus and Concert Choir prepared by Dr. Robert Page, in Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum and Robert Schumann’s Symphony #4.  This concert will be repeated Friday at the Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland

Toi Derricotte, poet
Award-winning poet Toi Derricotte will give a free public reading. Her most recent book, The Undertaker's Daughter, looks back on her childhood in an abusive home. Recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, the Paterson Poetry Prize, NEA fellowships, and Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundation grants, Derricotte teaches at Pitt, and is co-founder of Cave Canem, a workshop and retreat for African-American poets.

Master of the Modern Flute
A solo recital by flutist Robert Dick, whose influences range from Telemann to electronic and ambient music, jazz to Jimi Hendrix.  "Jazz Times" has called him a "truly revolutionary" performer.  He'll also join the Alia Musica Pittsburgh ensemble at Bricolage Saturday evening.

Dream of Autumn
It seems a chance meeting, two former lovers in a cemetery, where the man will bury his grandmother. But nothing is as it seems, all of life, of lives, of history, is going to emerge from the dreamlike shadows as these two do battle against each other, then turn together to face the forces of the past and future. Written by one of Europe's leading playwrights, Jon Fosse's lyrical and erotic drama provides urgent testimony to the fact that our loves and lives will be the death of us all. World premiere translation by director Sarah Cameron Sunde starring Martin Giles, Karla Boos, Laurie Klatscher, and Gregory Lehane.

Big Band & Doowop Brass
A trip down memory lane, celebrating the music of America's finest and most famous bands, with special guests Johnny Angel and The Halos! Works to include: Blue Moon, Miller Magic, a Tribute to Stan Kenton, In the Mood, April in Paris and much, much more!

East Meets West: A Musical Journey
The Grand Halle Performance Series presents its final concert of the season, with the Greater Johnstown Community Chorus, and organist Bryan Lohr.

PSO Presents Mercury Soul
Composer of the Year Mason Bates joins forces with musicians from the PSO, conductor Joshua Gersen, music director Benjamin Shwartz, director/designer Anne Patterson and Carnegie Mellon Drama. Using the innovations of modern stagecraft and club production, Mercury Soul re-imagines the classical music experience for a broad audience in extraordinary spaces, from clubs to warehouses to concert halls.

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
Conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell leads these six masterpieces in concerto grosso form, J.S. Bach's supreme achievement in instrumental music. The Brandenburg Concertos were unknown until published on the centennial of Bach's death. Ms. Sorrell is one of the leading interpreters of Bach's music and will provide insights throughout the concert.

Les Ballets Trockadero
For more than 35 years, New York’s legendary all-male dance company “Keeps on Trockin” by playfully bringing the pleasures of dance to the widest possible audience. Through its skillful parodies of ballet classics and modern dance, the Trocks’ comedic brilliance lies in incorporating and exaggerating the foible, accidents and underlying congruities of serious dance.

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.

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.    

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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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.