All Events | Starting Friday, June 13, 2014
R. Strauss' 150th Birthday
Music Director Manfred Honeck closes the season with a tribute to Richard Strauss' 150th birthday, featuring an orchestral arrangement of Strauss' one-act opera, Elektra, inspired by Greek mythology; the rarely performed virtuosic concert piece, Burleske, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder; and the orchestral Suite from from one of Richard Strauss' most celebrated operas, Der Rosenkavalier or "The Knight of the Rose."
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Based on the hilarious MGM film, Legally Blonde The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.
Bosnian-American soprano Jasmina Halimic, a "virtuoso ... of technical prowess and expressive transparency" (San Francisco Chronicle) and Duquesne U. alumna sings works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Lysenko, as well as world premieres by Despic and Prebanda with Alaine Fink, piano.
Allegheny Brass Band
Citiparks presents free Sunday morning concerts on the lawn at Mellon Park. The Allegheny Brass Band performs Featuring Beatles favorites, along with Broadway tunes, big band sounds, light classics, and marches. Food and beverages can be purchased from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win Citiparks' weekly Best Brunch Contest.
The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience
Folds returns to Heinz Hall for the third time with his first-class melodies and irony-laced lyrics in a one-night-only performance. In addition to his hit pop arrangements, this performance will feature his new classical piano concerto.
Music of America
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh play works for wind quintet by Copland, Sousa, Ewazen, Bernstein, and others.
Ethel, the boundary-crossing string quartet, presents "Grace." In complex, stressful times and in a world overwhelmed by seemingly irreconcilable differences and unsustainable challenges, music provides both an immediate tonic of relief and a medium for real long-term healing and understanding. Following the concert, ETHEL will do a question and answer session with the audience.
Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More
Megan Hilty, star of NBC's hit television show, Smash, and acclaimed conductor Steven Reineke and the PSO paying tribute to songs Ol' Blue Eyes made famous. In a weekend of concerts titled, Luck Be a Lady, Hilty will perform Sinatra staples such as The Lady Is a Tramp, Moon River, and I've Got You Under My Skin, and many more. The concert will be led by Steven Reineke, newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
TanzTheater Andre Koslowski – Wiegenlied
A leaf blower, a wasteland, and magnificent dance. Former Dance Alloy Theater company member Andre Koslowski returns as TanzTheater Andre Koslowski with renowned dancer Leonie Stein to rework Koslowski's 2013 Wiegenlied. This atmospheric piece is set to a traditional Welsh lullaby, arranged by American composer and conductor Efrain Amaya.
Speed Dating Tonight!
Tickets includes complimentary wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and much too much information about your newest least favorite person, or perhaps your potential new spouse! Meet them at the world premiere of the orchestrated version of Speed Dating Tonight!, by Michael Ching, created especially for Microscopic Opera.
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Dianne Reeves headlines this free three-day festival, featuring more than 200 jazz musicians including Grammy-nominated trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones with Dwayne Dolphin and Fred Wesley. A Tribute to Art Blakey will be performed by The Messenger Legacy, featuring Ralph Peterson, Bobby Watson, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, and Reggie Workman. Other outstanding festival artists include Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy, Nancy Harms, Thomas Wendt, Joe Locke, harpist Brandee Younger, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter, and emerging artists and local favorites Benny Benack III and Emmet Cohen.
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.
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.
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.
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015 Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
$100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.