All Events | Starting Friday, November 29, 2013
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.
A free concert of Christmas music for brass band, choir, organ and more. Donations welcome.
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.
Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director.
Sherlock Holmes & The Crucifer of Blood
The Pittsburgh premiere of the play by Paul Giovanni adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story, "The Sign of the Four." Described as a “hilarious whodunit,” the play is directed by Matt Torney, and features David Whalen as Holmes and Justin Holcomb as Watson.
Ho ho ho! it's Christmas time. And what better way to celebrate than with the River City Brass and the choirs of Fox Chapel and Westmoreland Choral Society. Works to include: Sleigh Ride, A Christmas Festival, Santa Baby, holoday carol sing-alongs, and more.
Midnight Radio: Episode 5 - Animated Holidaze
Get ready to relive some great holiday memories with Animated Holidaze, an hilarious dubbed–over (adults-only) spin on classic animated holiday favorites with musical guests Cello Fury. Midnight Radio is Bricolage's hit live variety show in the style of a classic old-time radio, with vintage sound effects, commercial spoofs, and more.
10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White - Holiday Edition!
This seasonal edition of PPTCO's signature one-act theatre festival pairs black directors with white playwrights, and white directors with black playwrights. There are two programs of one-act plays, ticketed separately.
Sounds Upstairs - Oakland Girls Choir
The Oakland Girls Choir sing a variety of holiday choral music from unison to four-part harmoy.
Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert
Maria Sensi Sellner conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs in holiday concerts featuring Bach's Cantata "Jauchzet, frohlocket", Holst's Wassail Song, Prokofiev's "Troika", Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Respighi's Fountains of Rome, Berlin's White Christmas, and other holiday favorites.
Guenko Guechev, director.
Chatham University Choir
The Nutcracker illuminates the stage with more than 150 performers, hundreds of costumes and choreography that displays the versatility of PBT dancers like no other production. With more than 20 unique casting combinations and 100 exuberant characters, this timeless holiday tradition delights dancers and audiences alike.
Honeck and the Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars, one of the world's leading Renaissance vocal ensembles, celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. They'll sing a cappella on the first half, including Allegri's famous Miserere and works by Victoria and Bruckner. Bruckner's Symphony #4 "Romantic" has a detailed program about a medieval castle, knights on horseback, the beauty of Nature, and a hunt.
Sounds of the Season
Ring in the season with the 100-voice chorale presenting holiday classics, traditional Christmas carols and popular favorites with Music Director Susan Medley and organist David Billings.