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All Events | Starting Saturday, June 8, 2013

Trillium Ensemble presents Silent Spring
Silent Spring features new works and the completion of John Adams' Gnarly Buttons. Trillium Ensemble commissioned Mark Fromm's Silent Spring, inspired by Rachel Carson, which uses a singing pianist, extended flute techniques, and bass clarinet. A world premiere piano solo, Matthew Heap's On The Ceiling Of The Sky, presents a full-range rhythmic thunderstorm. Mathew Rosenblum’s Under the Rainbow, for flute and pre-recorded CD, journeys through techno, karaoke, lounge, and cartoon soundtrack genres, with samples from MGM's Wizard of Oz.

Zachary Good, clarinet
Pittsburgh native Zachary Good earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the Oberlin Conservatory. He began clarinet lessons with Eric Nelson, performed in many ensembles while at Oberlin, and will play this summer with the Aspen Music Festival's Contemporary Music Ensemble. Next year, he will study for a master's degree with former Chicago Symphony principal clarinetist Larry Combs.

Playground Project
Part of the upcoming 2013 Carnegie International, The Playground Project is a richly-illustrated exhibition exploring postwar playground designs from 1940 to 1980. Examples from Europe, the US, and Japan are seen in more than 130 photographs, prints, plans, models, books, films, and slideshows.

Matt Murchison Mutiny
Music without boundaries and entertainment without pandering. The show will include virtuosic instrumental grooves by composer, arranger, and founder Matthew Murchison, as well as a mix of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Help us overthrow the average concert! Admission includes a cocktail & light refreshments. Artwork by Laurie Trok & Laura Phillips will be on view.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Milly didn't know life with Adam would include six rowdy brothers-in-law as roommates. Now, her plans to marry them off may backfire when the rambunctious bachelors kidnap rather than court their brides-to-be. Based on the MGM film, this show features daredevil dancing and the songs "Wonderful, Wonderful Day," "Love Never Goes Away" and "Sobbin' Women."

The Sounds of Growth
The Reed II Trio's first Pittsburgh tour promises a night of music that will be enjoyable for the whole family. Admission is free, but donations will further REED III's musical performances and repertoire. Reed III's oboe, clarinet, and bassoon performers have had success as concerto competition winners, artists in residence, and professional orchestral players.

Kenny G
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary "smooth jazz." PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra.

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
The 2nd annual Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will feature premieres, emerging artists and cutting-edge filmmaking technologies. Equal parts innovation lab and storytelling hub, the event will screen 60 films from around the globe, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Australia, and France. Additonal programming includes Q&As with 22 local, national and international filmmakers filmmakers, industry discussions and social networking events.

In Bloom Garden Tour
This is a self-guided tour of some of Butler county’s spectacular gardens and is a fundraiser for the symphony.

Art Happening at The Inn
Jeffrey Young & Paul Pinto of thingNY present "Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment." Young & Pinto wrote the text, music, and scored the half-hour parody piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, and lots of cardboard boxes. The Gemini Duo performs contemporary works for horn & violin.

Chaplin's "One A.M." & "The Rink"
Pianist, arranger, and composer Tom Roberts performs his original scores for two of Chaplin's Mutual masterpieces: One A.M, and The Rink. Roberts used musical styles and genres appropriate to 1916. In addition to ragtime, foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes, he drew from the French vals musette and Brazilian choros styles. Author/choreographer/mime Dan Kamen calls them "wonderful, knowing, witty scores." One audience member described the experience of watching the films as "like being in a dream and entering a new, magical world."

Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association Scholarship Winners Recital
2013 Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association scholarship winner Connor Doran will be featured along with previous winner Alvin Zhu and Continuing Support winners Ben Grove and Julian Cox. Free admission.

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.