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All Events | Starting Monday, March 24, 2014

Artemis Quartet
The Artemis Quartet plays Brahms' Quartet in C minor, Op. 51#1; Gyrgy Kurtag's "Officium breve, In Memoriam Andreae Szervansky," Op. 28; and Beethoven's Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131.

Carmina Burana
350 young musicians perform with one voice, under one roof, when Jeffrey Turner conducts the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Spirit & Pappert Chorales, Children's Festival Chorus and co-presenters the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra in a concert including Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" Overture, Chabrier's Espana, Orff's Carmina Burana, and more. Follow link for free tickets.

Highlights from “The Ring”
The PSO presents Euphonic Blues by Pittsburgh Composer of the Year, Nancy Galbraith. Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto #1 features acclaimed British-born pianist Stephen Hough. Donald Runnicles conducts famous orchestral excerpts from Wagner's epic opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Recital & Luncheon
Organ recital by IUP student Benjamin Bagaile followed by light lunch.

PGH365: AIGA Pittsburgh Design Competition & Exhibition
PGH365 is an annual showcase of design work created in the Pittsburgh region. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, explore the exhibition, and hobnob with creative people to mark the centennial of AIGA and the 25th anniversary of its Pittsburgh chapter.

Uncommon Pleas
PICT and the Arts & Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association host an evening of uncommonly good legal theatre. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner, presentation of the evidence, and an appellate argument seeking to overturn the murder convictions of Macbeth & Lady Macbeth before a panel of federal and state court judges. Featuring Dennis Unkovic as Macbeth and Audrey Russo as Lady Macbeth with narration by James Fitzgerald.

In the Heights
Washington Heights is a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home in the heights. This show by Miranda & Hudes won four Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta directs, with choreography by Staycee Pearl.

Jazz Ensemble - The Music of Stevie Wonder
The Music of Stevie Wonder. Mike Tomaro, director.

BNY Mellon Jazz presents Kevin Eubanks
With his second Mack Avenue Records release, The Messenger, acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks continues to explore his own unique musical vision.

American Fanfare
A program featuring some of the most beloved works of American composers, including Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin's An American in Paris, Bernstein's Fancy Free ballet music, and the exotic Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan by American impressionist Charles Tomlinson Griffes.

The Planets
Gustav Holst's masterpiece The Planets transports audiences on a musical journey through the solar system. Wagner's Overture to Tannhaeuser begins the concert. Daniel Meyer conducts.

George Brant's powerful one-woman show follows a gutsy fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy puts her career on hold. When she gets back in the game, flying has a whole new meaning: operating remote-controlled drones in Afghanistan from an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas. Hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night, the pilot's struggle to navigate her dual identities is her toughest mission yet.

Puccini's La Boheme
It's Christmas Eve in Paris, and the young poet Rodolfo (David Lomeli) meets the love of his life, Mimi (Leah Crocetto). Their time together is a poignant picture of poverty and illness, shared by friends. The entrancing set captures the charm and vigor of 19th-century Paris. Sari Gruber is Musetta, Troy Cook is Marcello, and Kevin Glavin is cast as Benoit/Alcindoro.

Transcriptions for Piano and Organ
Pittsburgh pianist Nathan Carterette and organist Edward Alan Moore perform Franz Liszt's Totentanz and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; two works originally for piano and orchestra. The orchestral paret will be played on a 1926 Skinner organ ideally suited to orchestral transcription. The program will also include works for solo piano and solo organ.

Wind Symphony/Symphony Band
Dr. Robert Cameron, conducts

Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
George Vosburgh, Thomas Thompson, and Stephen Story, conduct the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble in a program including Mendelssohn's Overture for Wind Band in C Major, Mahler's "Der Grosse Appel" sequence from Symphony # 2, Alan Fletcher's Clarinet Concerto featuring Michael Rusinek, and Mahler's Um Mitternacht, from the Ruckert Lieder, sung by Tami Fire.

Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director.

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.