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All Events | Starting Thursday, September 4, 2014

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young men of Ulster, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond the troubles between Protestant and Catholic as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Directed by Matt Torney, Frank McGuinness' lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among men who must face the wickedness and wastefulness of war.

42nd Street
The curtain goes up on a new season with music from Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked, plus classic songs from Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun and The Sound of Music. And as a finale, Al Dubin and Harry Warren's award-winning 42nd Street with tap dancers from Pittsburgh's CAPA. Featured guest: international trumpet star Jens Lindemann.

Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression is directed by Robert A. Miller in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The cast includes Jarrod DiGiorgi as George, Leandro Cano as Lennie, John McManus as Candy, Philip Winters as the Boss, Luke Halferty as Curley, Erin Krom as Curley’s wife, David Whalen as Slim, Weston Blakesley as Carlson, Justin Fortunato as Whit and Tommy LaFitte as Crooks.

First Fridays at the Frick - Sean Jones Quartet
Sean Jones, the world-renowned trumpeter and Duquesne University Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, is one of the most expressive, versatile and gifted players and composers of his generation. In addition to being a lead trumpeter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones has performs with his own groups in the U.S. and abroad.

From Bach to Gershwin @ Eden Hall
An evening of elegant melodies from Bach to Gershwin will feature renowned Brazilian soprano and Pittsburgh resident Lilly Abreu, described by the Los Angeles Times as "... crystal clear soprano voice and dramatic persona." Ms. Abreu performs with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Chatham faculty pianist Pauline Rovkah amid a backdrop of rolling fields, forests, and apple orchard.

As You Like It
Boy (Orlando) meets girl (Rosalind). Girl dresses as boy (Ganymede). Boy and girl act out courtship while everyone in the Forest of Arden falls in love. But whose love is true? This romantic comedy has something for everyone--as you like it! Pittsburgh's intrepid troupe brings laughter and audience engagement for all ages.

Sounds Upstairs - Fifth Avenue Strings
This talented high school string quartet will perform classical, folk and fiddle favorites!

Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
The PSO's Monday Night Neighborhood Series begins with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass performing a program of spiritual works and readings exploring the spiritual nature and influences on music. Concerts are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved online. The series is part of the Music for the Spirit Program and is curated and arranged by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Parallel Lives - The Glue Factory Fall Project 2014
We carry the world in our pockets. We overlook those across the table while simultaneously texting others across the globe -- reaching out endlessly, hoping for more. Award-winning choreographer Beth Corning directs and dances the world premiere of Parallel Lives, her evening-length, multi-disciplinary dancetheater duet co-starring Bessie award-winning dancer Arthur Aviles (former principal with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane). Set design is by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts "Artist of the Year" Akiko Kotani and lighting by Australian designer Iain Court. Co-presented with the New Hazlett Theater.

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh
The newly-established Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh performs works by Mozart, Barber and Tchaikovsky in its free inaugural concert conducted by Edward Leonard.

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

  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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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.