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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, December 7, 2012

The Nutcracker
The adventures of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince unfold in Terrence Orr’s staging with a grand–scale production set in 1912 Pittsburgh, featuring dazzling costumes, a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 80 dancers, and Tchaikovsky's timeless music.
12/07/2012 - 12/30/2012

Location: Benedum Center, 237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony
Leonard Slatkin conducts the PSO premiere of the charming Symphony #68 by Franz Joseph Haydn. Then hear the world premiere of Composer of the year Mason Bates' Violin Concerto featuring Anne Akiko Meyers, and Saint-Saëns' popular Third Symphony, featuring the organ, wdedicated to the composer's friend, Franz Liszt.
12/07/2012 - 12/09/2012
12/07 - 8:00 pm
12/09 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Winter Dreams
Celebrate the holiday season with Tchaikovsky's Symphony #1 ("Winter Dreams") and Nutcracker Suite, along with Christmas medleys and a holiday sing-along -- Friday, Dec. 7, 8pm, Butler County Community College; Saturday, Dec. 8, 7pm, Shaler Area Elementary School. 
12/07/2012 - 12/08/2012
Pittsburgh, PA
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Holiday Fairy Tales
Kick off the holiday season in style! Join Clara as she embarks on a magical adventure in a Suite from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Sing, dance, and dash through the snow with carols, Anderson's Sleighride, and other holiday favorites!
12/07/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Butler, PA
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The Light of Christmas
Music has the power to transform this bleakness — to lift us out of the cold and the dark, into the light of the Christmas season. Flutist Josie Kost and oboist Lenny Young will accompany the vocal ensemble, creating musical links between the choral selections. The program opens with "O Blessed Light" by Pittsburgh composer Robert Schultz.
12/07/2012 - 12/15/2012
12/07 - 8:00 pm
12/08 - 8:00 pm
12/15 - 8:00 pm

Location: various
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Chatham Choir Candlelight Concert
The Chatham Choir sings music for the holiday season by candlelight.
12/07/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert
Robert Page leads his final Holiday Concerts with the Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir, Repertory Chorus, and Phlharmonic in seasonal favorites including his own arrangements of Gloucester Wassail and  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Hamlisch's Hanukkah Lights. Page alsoconducts Honegger's Une Catate de Noel.
12/07/2012
12/07 - 8:00 pm
12/07 - 12:00 pm

Location: 12p at Rangos Ballroom; 8p at College of Fine Arts
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Celebrate the Holidays
A festive evening for the entire family with sing-alongs, dancers, holiday music, special guests including a visitor from the North, and much more.
12/08/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
website | map


Women's Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

12/08/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Timeless - Messiah in Space
Thomas Douglas leads The Bach Choir and Academy Chamber Orchestra in a reprise of the choir's acclaimed “Messiah in Space,” an unique interpretation which allows the text to be rediscovered in a new light.
12/08/2012 - 12/09/2012
12/08 - 8:00 pm
12/09 - 4:00 pm

Location: Hunt Armory, 324 Emerson St., Pittsburgh, PA
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