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PNC Pops: Highmark Holiday Pops

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This weekend: PNC Pops: Highmark Holiday Pops
Thursday, December 16th 2010 – Sunday, December 19th 2010
Tickets: $20.00 – $89.00
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have holiday cheer!

Highmark Holiday Pops features Daniel Meyer, conductor; The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and Betsy Burleigh, Director. Let the holiday season guide you through the golden doors and ornate decorations of Heinz Hall. Come and hear your favorite carols and holiday music, complete with surprises and special guests. Celebrate the season with “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah, “Silent Night”, “Joy to the World” and “Sleigh Ride”.
Weekend Performances:

Friday, December 17th at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18th at 2:30 p.m. &  8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19th at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of December 13th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert
On Monday, December 13th 2010 – Tuesday, December 14th 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $32.00 – $53.00
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts hosts singer, B.E. Taylor’s Christmas Concert  where the faithful come year after year to feel the love of Christmas. 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.
Each year, a band of brothers fills the silent nights of December with harmony, music and love.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

PNC Pops: Highmark Holiday Pops
Thursday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 17th at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, and Sunday December 18th – 19th at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
The Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bring you Daniel Meyer, conductor; The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and Betsy Burleigh, Director. The Highmark Holiday Pops features favorite carols and holiday music, complete with surprises and special guests. Celebrate the season with “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah, “Silent Night”, “Joy to the World” and “Sleigh Ride”.

Pittsburgh Penguins!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010: Penguins Vs. Flyers at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010: Rangers Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m. (Home)

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of November 29th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

Highmark Presents: Chris Botti
Tuesday, November 30th 2010 at 7:30 Pm at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $29.00 – $65.00
Chris Botti, trumpet. Back by popular demand! Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti returns to Heinz Hall for an evening of great music. Botti is best known for his smooth jazz interpretations, as well as his collaborations with Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Paul Simon amongst many others. Do not miss this unique artist in this special concert.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Verdi Requiem
Friday, December 3rd 2010
Visit the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $17.50 – $80.00
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano; Marina Prudenskaja, mezzo-soprano; Dimitri Pittas, tenor; Liang Li, bass; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most dramatic and emotional pieces of sacred music ever written. There are some who say Verdi’s Requiem is too dramatic for sacred music. However, Manfred Honeck answers, “It cannot be dramatic enough.” This powerhouse of extreme emotion and exquisite moments set to the text of the Roman Catholic Funeral Mass was composed to honor the death of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni, whom Verdi revered.
Performance Times: Friday, December 3 • 8 PM, Saturday, December 4 • 8 PM,
Sunday, December 5 • 2:30 PM
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

Doo Wop
Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 7 pm at the Consol Energy Center
Tickets: $76-$21
Pittsburgh Doo Wop Holiday Reunion Show IX starring:
Bobby Rydell
Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers
Jay and the Americans
Kenny Vance & the Planotones
Terry Johnson’s Flamingos
The Vogues
Tommy Mara, current lead singer of The Crests

Pittsburgh Penguins!

Monday, November 29, 2010: Penguins Vs. Rangers at 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2010: Thrashers Vs. Penguins at 7:00 PM (Home Game)
Saturday, December 4, 2010: Penguins Vs. Blue Jackets at 7:00 PM