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All Events | Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival
The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival showcases locally-written one-act plays with LGBT themes. "Is that a Gun in Your Pocket..." by Carol Mullen: A down-on-his-luck entrepreneur runs afoul of a loan shark and the sexy hit man sent to collect on a debt. "The Session" by Wali Jamal: Marital woes drive a wacky lesbian couple to couples counseling. "Sibling Rivalry" by Kathryn Miller Haines: A daughter desperate for her mother's affection will do anything to get her attention, even if it means coming out of the closet. "Defense of Marriage" by Jeff Cordell: A gay couple comically gropes toward a decision on a more committed life together - will it clean up some misunderstandings or be a drag?

Brooklyn Rider
"A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan." Praised for its "stunningly imaginative" performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Co-presented with the Kelley-Strayhorn Theatre.

True Story Party
East End Book Exchange hosts its second True Story Party. Come hear true tales by some of the Burgh's best story tellers.

A Little Nightmare Music
An opera in one short and irrevocable act. Composer Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach) gets his hands on Mozart's famous serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), only to use it as the score for a miniature opera. Renowned Pittsburgh countertenor Andrey Nemzer is featured with Kara Cornell in the "pants role" of Peter Schlafer and Ganson Salmon as Mozart.

Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals Thursdays at 5. Today, Ethan LePlaca of New Hope Lutheran Church of Freedom, PA.

Notes from the Heart - Bringing Out the Stars
The Woodlands Foundation presents its annual "Notes from the Heart" concert to benefit its work enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Particpants include Harvard University choral director Andrew Clark, former Hartford Symphony Music Director Edward Cumming, vocalist Lily Abreu, Pittsburgh Public Schools orchestral director Marylou Bushyager, and Woodlands pianist Jennifer Klenk.

Concert 02
Kevin Noe directs a program including "Crashing through Fences" by Timothy Andres, Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert, and a world premiere PNME & Barlow commission, "Falling" by Mathew Rosenblum.

Public Art Walking Tour
The Office of Public Art hosts a walking tour of selected works of art on the North Shore -- Susan Wagner's "Roberto Clemente Walker," Casey Droege's ". . .," and Robert Wilson and Richard Gluckman's "Sign of Light." Register at 412 391-2060.

North Suburban Big Band
The North Suburban Big Band's Summer Jazz Concert features music by Chuck Mangione, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Stevie Wonder, Jerome Richardson, Quincy Jones, Horace Silver, Thad Jones, Billy Strayhorn and George Gershwin with vocalists Tony Venneri and Jessie Wills Loverti.

West Hills Symphonic Band
West Hills Symphonic Band.

Broadway's Idina Menzel in Concert
Broadway superstar Idina Menzel performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony for one unforgettable night of music. Menzel sang at Heinz Hall in the PSO's sold-out tribute concert to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in Rent. On her highly successful international orchestra tour, The Denver Post dubbed her “The Streisand of her generation."

Special - The Electroacoustic Flutist featuring Lindsey Goodman
PNME's Lindsay Goodman plays "I Will Not Be Sad in this World" by Eve Beglarian, "Covenant" by Jeffrey Nytch & Jessica Hand, "Other Voices" by Grant Cooper, "Among Fireflies" by Elaine Lilios, "The Road from Hana" by Rob Deemer, and a fan favorite to be announced.

Julien Labro with the Spektral Quartet "Five for Tango"
Bandoneonist Julien Labro leads the Spektral Quartet in an exciting night of tango music. Labro's artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a performer, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide. Afterward, enjoy tango music and dancing with complimentary food and drink.

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.