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All Events | Starting Friday, July 18, 2014

Special Benefit Event - Imitation of Wife ...
Imitation of Wife: An Unauthorized Autobiography starring Ms. Eda Bagel is a show developed from its parody-of-a-title. After six months of gathering music, movie dialogue, and shaping and re-shaping the storyline, the concept developed into a show acclaimed across all demographics. Praised as "a splendid, campy romp," you won't want to miss Ms. Bagel's return to Pittsburgh in a benefit for PNME.
07/18/2014


CATS
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including "Mr. Mistoffelees" and the multi-million selling hit "Memory." It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history.
07/18/2014


Concert 2 - The Cage Variations
Ted Hearne's newly-commissioned The Cage Variations is a set of variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." The 12 variations are built entirely from shards of music by contemporary American composers. This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form. Kevin Noe conducts, with Timothy Jones, baritone.
07/18/2014


Ariadne auf Naxos
Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of the 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, makes her SummerFest debut in the title role of Ariadne. This opera by Richard Strauss brings together slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music in an exploration of the competition between high and low art as the haughty title character, Ariadne, and the spitfire Zerbinetta vie for the public's attention.
07/18/2014


Music of John Williams
Soar to new heights with the music from legendary composer John Williams' well-known movie scores, including "Star Wars," "E.T.” and "Harry Potter". This concert with Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh promises to be a thrilling ride through the unmistakable melodies of Williams' masterful movie music.
07/19/2014


PNME Benefit
Join your Lime Green Team for a jazz happy hour benefit for PNME.
07/20/2014


The Matt Murchison Mutiny
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
07/20/2014


Wednesday Showcase Series - Nathalie Shaw, violin
PNME violinist Nathalie Shaw performs Alain Celo: Ame Errante (Wandering Soul); David Stock: Chameleon; Sebastien Beranger: E(c)roulement; Roger Zahab: Summer Phrases; Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 9; and Kevin Puts: Arches.
07/23/2014


Boyz II Men
The Pittsburgh Symphony joins with one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history to present some of the greatest hits of their 20-year history. This concert also features "tweet seats" for audience members wishing to share their experience in real time.
07/23/2014


Alan Lewis, organ
Alan Lewis, organist of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA.
07/24/2014


C Street Brass w/DJ Jakeisrain "No Limits"
"No Limits", the newest recital program of C Street Brass, challenges the listener to find something this group cannot do. "No Limits" takes the audience on an amazing adventure through different time periods and music styles - classical, gospel, jazz, tango, and modern electronic dance music will be on display. Add a little bit of humor and a lot of fun, and the audience wins.
07/24/2014


Music of America
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh play works for wind quintet by Copland, Sousa, Ewazen, Bernstein, and others.
07/24/2014


Concert 3 - Guitar and Voice
Featuring a world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. Works include: Amy Williams: First Lines; Christopher Cerrone: I will learn to love a person; and Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar. Soprano Lindsay Kesselman also makes a guest appearance.
07/25/2014


A Symphonic Celebration
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a summer symphonic celebration featuring Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 3 and a breathtaking performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Russian pianist Olga Kern.
07/25/2014


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


Igudesman & Joo
Iguldesman & Joo Date: November 28, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $120 Donation Classical music hasn't been this funny since Victor Borge! Virtuosos Aleksy Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo perform their comedic show in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Check them out on YouTube, and then get tickets for this show Thanksgiving weekend. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
11/28/2014


Iguldesman & Joo
Iguldesman & Joo Date: November 30, 2014 Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Single- $120 Donation Classical music hasn't been this funny since Victor Borge! Virtuosos Aleksy Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo perform their comedic show in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Check them out on YouTube, and then get tickets for this show Thanksgiving weekend. Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
11/30/2014