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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.
01/10/2014


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.
01/11/2014


15th Annual Twelfth Night Gala
A stylish masqued ball with sumptuous cuisine, delicious libations, and a performance by Chatham Baroque with special musical guests.
01/11/2014


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.
01/12/2014


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
01/12/2014


Stuck
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)
01/12/2014


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.
01/12/2014


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.
01/15/2014


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.
01/15/2014


Wicked
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.
01/15/2014


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.
01/16/2014


Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Workshop
Mike Tomaro & Jeff Bush, directors.
01/16/2014


Cincopation Woodwind Quintet
Works by Debussy, Holst, Grieg, Milhaud and Rota. Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm.
01/17/2014


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.
01/17/2014


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
01/17/2014


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.
01/17/2014


Tommy Emmanuel
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank-you gift of 1 orchestra level ticket to the concert. WQED Presents "Best Seats" Deadline: Monday, June 30 , 2014. For tickets to this concert, you can also call the WQED Presents Hotline (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm) at 412-622-1382. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable. Guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his virtuosity to the intimate Byham Theatre September 23rd.  Performing live for his fans is extremely important to Tommy: he has demonstrated this by playing close to or over 300 concerts every year for the last seven years! Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy. Tommy has set aside excellent seats for WQED supporters. *A portion of your donation is tax-deductible and supports the programs on WQED television.  
09/23/2014


Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule
Under the Streetlamp & Gentlemen's Rule Date: September 24, 2014 Venue: Byham Theatre Time: 8:00 p.m. Tickets: Single- $75 Donation Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
09/24/2014


Australian Pink Floyd in concert ("Set the Controls" tour)
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is BACK! After more than twenty years performing the music of Pink Floyd to millions of fans, Aussie Pink Floyd brings their show back to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall this October. The band has secured great seats for WQED supporters for their Set the Controls tour.  
10/14/2014


Judy Collins
Judy Collins Date: October 23rd, 2014 Venue: Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $80 Donation Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
10/23/2014