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All Events | Starting Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturn String Quartet with clarinetist Alex Jones
The Saturn String Quartet (members of the Roanoke Symphony) and clarinetist Alex Jones of the Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh in Mozart's Clarinet Quintet K. 581, and Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115. These quintets are arguably two of the greatest classical chamber pieces.

Saturn String Quartet with clarinetist Alex Jones
Clarinet Quintets by Mozart and Brahms. 2:00 pm at St. Paul United Church of Christ, W. Union St., Somerset, PA. 5:15 pm at St. Joseph's Parish, Dorseyville Rd., O'Hara Twp, PA.

15th Annual Twelfth Night Gala
A stylish masqued ball with sumptuous cuisine, delicious libations, and a performance by Chatham Baroque with special musical guests.

Saturn String Quartet with clarinetist Alex Jones
Clarinet Quintets by Mozart (K. 581) and Brahms (Op. 115). 12:30 pm at Faith United Methodist Church, W. Chapel Ridge Rd, Fox Chapel, PA. 4:00 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, PA

Henry Doktorski, accordion
Henry Doktorski is one of the leading concert accordionists in the United States and a recognized figure in international classical accordion circles.

Beethoven on the Bluff - Violin/Cello I
Beethoven wrote sonatas as true duos for two star soloists and contain some of his most entertaining and profound writing. Pianist David Allen Wehr welcomes PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams for the Violin Sonatas #4 and #5 "Spring", and the two cello sonatas of Op. 5.

It all began when Floyd got his kite stuck in a tree... He throws his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws his other shoe and that gets stuck along with…the cat, a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orangutan and a whale, among other things! With original music and audience participation, this new story by Oliver Jeffers is produced by the team behind Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Way Back Home. (50 minutes, ages 3-10)

Clarinet Quintets
Clarinetist Alex Jones, of the Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, joins the Saturn String Quartet in clarinet quintets by Wolfgang Mozart and Jonannes Brahms.

When last seen Pittsburgh in 2011, Wicked broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. Long before Dorothy arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. See how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Recipes Our Mothers Gave Us: The 2014 Glue Factory Project
Corningworks' Glue Factory Project presents an American, an Asian, & a French/Swede exploring societal recipes that season one's life. Lines we were fed, words we imbibed, the recipes … tried. 'RECIPES' for success, for failure, for nutrition, for starvation — the world intrudes, the ingredients reinterpreted. Created & performed by Beth Corning, with award-winning guest artists Maria Cheng & Francoise Fournier and music by Mary Ellen Childs. A complimentary "tasting event" with a local guest celebrity chef follows each performance.

Culture Club: These Aren't Your Kids' Puppets!
Pittsburgh-based puppeteer Tom Sarver, who participated in Polish artist Paulina Olowska's puppetry performance Museum Piece (For Margo Lovelace) for the opening of the 2013 Carnegie International, leads a fun-filled evening of puppetry for adults. Join Tom and original cast members for a reprise of Museum Piece and preview Tom's brand new performance with fellow puppeteer Mike Cuccaro. Chat about puppets or create of your own with events throughout the evening.

Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Workshop
Mike Tomaro & Jeff Bush, directors.

New Esterhazy Quartet - A Flight of Fugues
From its earliest origins in canon and ricercar, the fugue has challenged composers as a showcase for technical and expressive brilliance within the confines of a highly formalized structure. In this 150-year fugue sampler, New Esterhazy Quartet presents a tasting of the genre from novel to notorious, highlighting vintages of Purcell, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.

Cincopation Woodwind Quintet
Works by Debussy, Holst, Grieg, Milhaud and Rota. Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm.

Music from Brazil, Chile and Spain
Works by Villa-Lobos, De Falla and Becerra performed by Nanette Solomon, piano; Thomas Godfrey, flute; Lilly Abreu, soprano; and Paula Tuttle , cello

Haydn & Zarathustra
Christoph Koenig conducts Haydn's Symphony #22 "The Philosopher", thought to be nicknamed for a musical “question and answer” in the first movement. Richard Danielpour pays tribute to the plight of the Iranian people in Darkness in the Ancient Valley, a PSO and Nashville Symphony co-commission featuring soprano Hila Plitmann. Richard Strauss' powerful Also sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's book, was notably featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 7:30 PM $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.   Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.

The Tenors
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 8:00 PM $125 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event. $90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. 2013 Juno Award Winners The Tenors have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.    

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