All Events | Starting Monday, November 25, 2013
Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, is today's most acclaimed Chinese-American novelist. Her new book, The Valley of Amazement, is her first in eight years and will be released just before her lecture.
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Honeck, Beethoven, & A Waltz Tradition
Celebrate year five of Manfred Honeck's Thanksgiving tradition with favorite Strauss waltzes and polkas plus a few special PSO surprises. Viennese pianist Till Fellner brings his scrupulous musicianship to Beethoven's beautiful Piano Concerto #4. Children ages 3-12 may attend free of charge.
24th Annual Festival of Lights
View and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday trees beautifully decorated by businesses, organizations, and individuals at the historic Samuel Warden Mansion. Sponsored by Braddock Trail Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
Winners from this first round of Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions will proceed to the Great Lakes Region Auditions in February, whose winners compete at The Met for semi-finals in March. Finalists perform on The Met stage with its orchestra for broadcast on May 17th on Classical QED 89.3.
Heinz Chapel Choir - Music for the Holiday Season
ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT. Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast the Dec. 4th invitation-only concert live at 7:30 pm. John Goldsmith directs the Heinz Chapel Choir in his 25th and final set of holiday concerts as music director. The a capella program includes O Come, O Come Emanuel, traditional English, Polish, Ukrainian, and Basque carols, and contemporary settings by Arvo Paert, Eric Whitacre and Kirk Mecham.
Suite Life - A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
Featuring Sean Jones with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Pre-concert reception at 6:00 pm.
2 Pianos 4 Hands
For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn't quite make it, this is the riotous story of Ted and Richard, childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good (or failed?) musicians.
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Now considered to be among the finest Baroque compositions, these concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg were only rediscovered in 1849. Join Chatham Baroque and Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society in their very first collaboration as they realize the splendor of these beloved masterworks, concertos Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6, with 13 guest artists including Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Josh Cohen, baroque trumpet; and Adam Pearl, harpsichord.
A free concert of Christmas music for brass band, choir, organ and more. Donations welcome.
Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director.
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.
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.