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All Events | Starting Friday, September 13, 2013

Tobias Picker's Therese Raquin
Therese Raquin is Tobias Picker's 2001 two-act opera to a libretto by Gene Scheer based on the novel by Emile Zola. Picker's operas include Emmeline ('96) and The Fantastic Mr. Fox ('98). A cast including QED's Anna Singer performs with an 18-piece orchestra and video by Joe Seamans.

Symphony East
Symphony East, which raises funds to support the Pittsburgh Symphony, holds a meeting and performance featuring a quintet from the River City Brass.

Conductors Festival
Jeffery Meyer (St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic) and Walter Morales (Edgewood Symphony Orchestra) lead a field of visiting conductors including JJ Pierce, Jacob Kallman, and Daniel Curtis in four premieres by Pittsburgh composers.

PB&J Session: Five Flavors of Folk
Chatham Baroque's wildly popular Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed especially for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourage young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.

Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook
Director and pianist Benjamin Binder, soprano Sari Gruber and baritone Daniel Teadt perform Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook, one of the crowning jewels of the art song repertoire. Composed during the 1890s in the artistic and sexual hotbed of fin-de-siecle Vienna, these 46 tiny yet exquisite songs explore the pleasures, perils, and pitfalls of love from every possible angle – the war between the sexes never sounded so good.

Such Morning Songs
For its 40th anniversary, the Pittsburgh Camerata pays tribute to founding Artistic Director Arthur Wenk with works by Guillame Dufay, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Paul Hindemith, Maurice Ravel and "Jesu Meine Freude" by J.S. Bach.

Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris
This first major retrospective of Burton Morris' work will feature nearly 50 items including early art and drawings from Morris' Pittsburgh childhood, signature painted works, product lines such as his Pittsburgh ties, sculptural work, and interactive works of art developed in conjunction with the Entertainment Technology Center at CMU. Carnegie Mellon-trained Morris was inspired by comic strips and magazines as a child, and later by artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and Red Grooms.

From Franz Schubert to Reza Vali
Cyrus Forough, violin; Michael Lipman, cello; and Sung-Im Kim, piano, perform Vali's Calligraphy #5 for Solo Violin, Three Romantic Songs (Hommage a J.B.), and Khoiasteh (Calligraphy #10), and Schubert's Piano Trio #1 in B-flat Major “Military” Op. 99, D. 898.

Music and Poetry - "Fa├žade"
The Renaissance City Winds present a production of Facade, featuring readers Robert Page and Kate Young. British composer William Walton wrote the music to the poetry of Edith Sitwell, which is recited in precise rhythm against the instrumental music. The Winds will also perform quintets by Jacques Ibert and Gabriel Pierne, plus a trio, The French Suite, by Robert Washburn.

Piano Duets: works by Bach, Schubert, Dvorak and Debussy
Yeeha Chiu and Christine Kefferstan, pianos.

Nearly Wild
Fresh from its triumphant debut at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Texture Contemporary Ballet stages "Nearly Wild," which explores the blending of the tame and the wild within the human condition. The progam also includes premiere by Kelsey Bartman with original music by Blake Ragghianti, an expanded version of the ballet "Broken Flow", and new pieces by up-and-coming choreographers Oscar Carillo and James Barret.

Opera Workshop Aria Marathon
The Duquesne Opera Workshop directed by Guenko Guechev presents a marathon of popular operatic arias.

House concerts
Intimate chamber concerts in private homes. Friday in Regent Square and Saturday in Shadyside. Visit the website for details.

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.