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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting today

Mr. Joy
A world premiere play by Daniel Beaty. What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant's shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a "gangsta granny," reflect on the shop owner's impact in this moving exploration of one community's efforts to heal in order to dream again.
01/24/2015 - 02/15/2015
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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A Folk Song Fantasy
Selections include Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, de Falla's Seven Popular Songs, Tennessee Williams' Blue Mountain Ballads, Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne, and folk-inspired works by Brahms. Mezzo-soprano Liza Forrester and baritone Daniel Teadt will be accompanied by Benjamin Binder.
Time: 7:30 pm
Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
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Handel's Rodelinda
In one of Handel's most popular operas, Queen Rodelinda endures grief, terror, and political upheaval, but remains steadfastly loyal as she waits - and works - to bring her exiled husband home. Starring the company's Resident Artists, with Jasmine Muhammad as Rodelinda and Corrie Stallings as Bertarido. Crystal Manich (Aida, 2013) directs; Baroque specialist Michael Beattie (Rinaldo, 2011) conducts the Chatham Baroque orchestra.
01/24/2015 - 02/01/2015
01/24 - 8:00 pm
01/27 - 7:00 pm
01/30 - 7:30 pm
02/01 - 2:00 pm

Location: CAPA Theater, 111 Ninth St, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Guest conductor David Effron leads the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic in William Kraft's Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra featuring Siu Yan Yap, Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute; Arnold Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony #2, and Robert Schumann's Symphony #2.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Vocal Masterpieces
Andrew Nemzer, countertenor; Uliana Kozhevnikova, piano
Time: 3:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Violin/Viola and Piano Duo Recital
Roger Zahab and Robert Frankenberry will perform various duets for violin/viola and piano.
Time: 8:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Duos for Violin and Cello
Violinist Rachel Stegeman and cellist Adam Lui perform Zoltan Kodlay's Duo, Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, and Handel's Duet for Violin and Cello. Ms. Stegeman is Associate Concertmaster for the Pittsburgh Opera, and Mr. Liu is Assistant Principal Cello of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Time: 7:30 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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A Night in Russia
Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski gives the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture. Berlin Philharmnic and Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley is the soloist in Aram Khachaturian's Violin Concerto. a vastly entertaining work full of exotic harmonies and dance rhythms. Mussorgsky' Pictures at an Exhibition in Ravel's stunning brings the concert to a thrilling end.
01/30/2015 - 02/01/2015
01/30 - 7:30 pm
01/31 - 7:30 pm
02/01 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Jessica Meyer - Sounds of Being
Jessica Meyer peforms music from her debut album, Sounds of Being. A daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist, Jessica Meyer evokes a vibrant and visceral energy from the viola while using traditional and extended techniques inspired by her varied experiences as a contemporary and period instrumentalist.
117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA
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