All Events | Starting Friday, January 24, 2014
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Founded in 2000, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide.
Freya String Quartet with Symbiotic Chamber Orchestra - Electric
Freya plugs in their instruments and joins forces with the Symbiotic Chamber Orchestra for Ingram Marshall’s Entrada, Steve Reich’s Different Trains, and Sean Neukom's The Ghost and Mister Able, a work that blurs the lines of what is considered pop or classical.
Strike Duo members Jeffery Meyer (piano) and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion) have been described as "exceptionally fine players both individually and in tandem." The'll play Chen Yi's folk-inspired China West Suite, Mario Davidovsky's electroacoustic classic Synchronisms No. 6, Brooke Joyce's Sacred Trees, Marc Mellits' Tight Sweater (Remix), Eric Moe's Cross Chop (for solo drum set), and Jim David's Duo Toccata. Co-presented with Andy Warhol Museum.
Robert Burns Supper
Burns is Scotland's national poet. Hear recitations of his Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis, Immortal Memory, and more, with Scottish music and authentic fare including Jamison Farm's renowned lamb, a whiskey tasting, silent auction, and souvenir pictures. Performances feature the MacDonald Pipe Band, singer Diane Rudolph, Highland dancers, and Scottish tenor Robert Murdoch. Scottish-born business Gordon MacDonald Reid is the emcee. (Black tie or full Highland dress.)
PB&J - May I Have This Dance?
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed 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 encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.
Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters
After a raid on her polygamous family's compound, sister-wife Eliza embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Her journey is burdened by tragedy and strife, in a work that "evokes the jittery buzz of reality television." (New York Times). Pittsburgh Opera's resident artists star in Muhly's 2010 opera conducted by Glenn Lewis.
Music on the Mount
Triano Woodwind Quintet, James Houlik, director.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Guest Conductor Ian Hobson leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart's Piano Concerto #23 in A Major, K 488, featuring Mr. Hobson, and Beethoven's Symphony #1 in C Major.
Fields of Praise
The Pittsburgh Camerata pays tribute to former Artistic Director Gayle Kirkwood (1985-1995) with this concert of works by the Gabrielis (both Andrea and Giovanni), Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, and “Fern Hill” by Richard Corigliano.
Violinist Roger Zahab & Pianist Robert Frankenberry
Violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry perform music by Jeremy Beck, Daron Hagen, Eric Moe, John Fitz Rogers, and Zahab's own composition.
Ayelet Waldman has proven that she's much more than Michael Chabon's wife. Her new novel, Love and Treasure, is testimony to a unique literary voice as she re-frames the tragic story of WW2's Hungarian gold train, found abandoned and filled with treasure.
Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression. OvreArts has collaborated with several area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
Sheila McKenna directs the regional premiere of J.T. Rogers' play Madagascar, winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2004 Osborn Award and the 2005 Pinter Review Prize, starring Helena Ruoti, Larry John Meyers, and Melinda Helfrich. About the nature of memory, the Rashomon-style play puts the audience in a sort of jurists' box, as the three characters tell their stories in direct address, weaving an interlocking web designed to reveal the elusive truth.
Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression. OvreArts has collaborated with ten area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
The annual program featuring Oscar nominees in the Live Action and Animated categories. Nominees will be announced Jan. 16th.
Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms
Originally for organ, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski who conducted it in Disney's Fantasia. With its fiery, rich harmonies and powerful spirit, Beethoven's fourth is surprisingly one of his lesser-known works. With playing touted as "superb, tightly controlled and forcefully articulated" by the L. A. Times, pianist and wildlife conservationist Helene Grimaud returns in Brahms' Piano Concerto #1.
An American engineer. A British embassy employee. A network journalist. And a freelance photographer. As hostages in a war zone, each responds to the unbearable situation differently, with stark reality and difficult choices. Written by EM Lewis and directed by John Shepard, Heads is a heart-wrenching story about finding hope and intimacy in an environment with seemingly no way out.
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.