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All Events | Starting Friday, May 3, 2013

Waverly House Opera
"The Paper Bag Bandit Rides Again" or "Behind the Cheap Mask," the annual Waverly Opera House production benefiting the youth camp scholarship fund.  For information, 412 242-0643, or www.waverlychurch.org

Crista Miller, organ
Organist and Music Director at Houston's Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Eastman graduate Dr. Crista Miller will play St. Paul's Beckerath organ. Free admission. Free-will offerings suggested.

From the Permanent Collection: The Wolf Family Donations
Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations features works by Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Grant Wood, among others.

Mark Morris Dance Group
Endlessly inventive and masterful, Mark Morris ranks among the world's greatest choreographers. Described as "undeviating in his devotion to music," Mark Morris has made live musical accompaniment the gold standard in modern dance. For more than three decades, the Mark Morris Dance Group has been wowing the world over with outstanding works that dutifully exude Mark Morris’ prolificacy, passion and artistic conviction.

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for Glee. Whatever happened to Abigail Williams? It's 1702, a decade after The Crucible's infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Now, the devil returns for a visit, the blood on the gallows is dry, and Abigail hides behind a changed name in a new town. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried "Witch!," this suspenseful drama reveals the accuser's unforeseen fate.

Made in America
A salute to America and American composers, including a newly-commissioned work, "The Voices," by Dale Warland.  The concert also includes favorites including Shenandoah, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Over the Rainbow, and more.  Saturday, 8pm, Fox Chapel; Sunday, 4pm, Ingomar.

Grand Finale
Maestro Istvan Jaray closes the season with the JSO Chorus, soloists including WQEJ's Anna Singer, church and school choirs in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Santos' From the Minds of Desire, and Beethoven's Symphony #9 "Choral" with its closing Ode to Joy.

East End Choral Festival
The festival features the choirs of East Liberty Presbyterian, Shadyside Presbyterian, Calvary Episcopal, and St. Andrew's Episcopal churches.  The guest conductor will be David Hill, conductor of the BBC Singers and Bach Choir of London.  Combined choirs will sing works of Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, and Randall Thompson.

25th Anniversary Season Finale
This concert and gala features the Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Grieg's Piano Concerto with Music Director Walter Morales as soloist, a world premiere by Pittsburgh composer Robert Schultz, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4.

Walk Two Moons
Adapted by Tom Arvetis from the Newbery Award-winning book by Sharon Creech and directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith. "Flawlessly adapted, 'Walk Two Moons' challenges audiences to look outward into a world where everyone has the immense power to help one another. 'Walk Two Moons' has a poignant, valuable message for audiences of every age." - ChicagoBeat.

Vincent Carr, organ
Vincent Carr will play the Cathedral’s historic 1931 Steinmeyer organ. Now Associate Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, Carr earned his bachelor's degree in organ performance at Indiana University, and received the Charles Ives Prize from the Yale School of Music.

Benedetti & Tchaikovsky
Conductor Kazem Abdullah begins his PSO concert debut with Brahms' furiously brooding Tragic Overture.  Hindemith's Mathis der Maler is arguably the German composer's most famous orchestral work and is based on music from his opera of the same name. Young Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performs the Tchaikovsky concerto, featured on her recent highly-praised recording.

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.