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All Events | Starting Saturday, April 19, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Andres Cardenes conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto #1, featuring violin soloist Kryzsztof Rucinski, and Shostakovich's Symphony #5 in D Minor.

Wind Symphony Chamber Concert
Dr. Robert Cameron conducts.

Eugene Alcalay, piano
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Eugene Alcalay plays music by Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and Shostakovich in memory of long time PSO violinist Linda Fischer to benefit the St. Andrew's music program.

Blood and Gifts
It's 1981. As the Soviet Army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress, beginning a secret spy war behind the official hostilities. In J. T Rogers' Blood and Gifts, Jim and his counterparts in the KGB and the British and Pakistani secret services wrestle with ever-shifting personal and political loyalties. With the outcome of the entire Cold War at stake, Jim and a larger-than-life Afghan warlord decide to place their trust in each other. Andrew Paul directs.

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

Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival
The Festival begins with an opening night gala, and features 47 screenings in 4 locations including the local premiere of "Omar," the 2014 Oscar-nominated film directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Omar, a young and bold baker who lives in occupied Palestine, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his forbidden love interest Nadia. Sadly, occupied Palestine knows neithersimple love nor clear-cut war.

Songs from Shakespeare's Troupe
Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead with lutenist Howard Bass in a program of Elizabethan lute songs and solos from the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Philip Glass in Conversation
Carnegie Mellon School of Music is proud to present composer Philip Glass. Mr. Glass will engage in a conversation about his music with faculty member Richard Randall as well as take questions from the audience. This event will conclude with the Matisse String Quartet performing Glass’ String Quartet No. 5. Free, but tickets required (follow link at right).

Brad Mehldau Trio
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau's most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Larry Grenadier (most recently at MCG Jazz with Pat Metheny) and Jeff Ballard round out the trio.

Mozart Festival Opens
Principal Horn William Caballero premieres Robert Levin's new edition of Mozart's Horn Concerto #1 and Orchestra. Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart's popular Symphony #41 "Jupiter", nicknamed for the Olympian magnitude of its finale. And, Robert Levin improvises his own cadenza in Mozart's Piano Concerto # 20 in D minor.

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
The Duquesne Opera Workshop (Guenko Guechev, director) presents Mozart's profound and comical opera The Marriage of Figaro with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra.

Works for French Horn with Organ
Hear works by Corelli, Mozart, Franz Strauss, Dubois, Loeillet, Gliere and Rachmaninoff. Carrie Smith has taught at Carnegie Mellon and has worked with Lorin Maazel, Andre Previn, Danny Kaye, Yo-Yo Ma, Lionel Hampton, Chuck Mangione, etc. Ethan LaPlaca is an acclaimed organist known for his dynamic musicianship and intuitive sense of score interpretation. He is the Associate Organist at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Freewill offering suggested.

Wayne McGregor|Random Dance
Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking vision embraces dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology to create intriguing, expansive works. And FAR is no exception. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light, FAR binds innovative design with choreography inspired by radical cognitive research process. It will make you think differently about dance.

Season Finale
With her "impeccable sound and technique" (The New York Times), Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova lends her talents to Barber's Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Arvo Part's Fratres and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

Jazz Mass
Thomas Douglas conducts the Mass of Hope by Pittsburgh's own Joe Negri accompanied by the Joe Negri Trio.

Philip Glass' Orphee
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice gets a "lyrical, even seductive" (Washington Times) makeover from Philip Glass, via French visionary Jean Cocteau: the poet Orphee becomes involved with a mysterious Princess. Love eventually triumphs...but not without a price. Matthew Worth is Orphee, Caroline Worra is Euridice. Antony Walker conducts.

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