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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, February 15, 2013


Rachmaninoff & Beethoven
Russian powerhouse Denis Matsuev returns to play Rachmaninoff’s well-known Piano Concerto #2. Manfred Honeck conducts Mussorgsky's A Night on Bald Mountain, which evokes a witch's Sabbath near Kiev; and Beethoven’s exciting Seventh Symphony closes the concert.
02/15/2013 - 02/17/2013
02/15 - 8:00 pm
02/17 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Nordic Sound: Music for Flute
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents flutist Diedre Huckabay and Pittsburgh Trillium Ensemble in music by Finnish and Danish composers in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia."
02/15/2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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English Lute Music and Songs of Love
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Elizabethan love songs in Westminster's beautiful chapel, with mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead and lutenist Howard Bass.  Free.
02/15/2013
Time: 7:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Modern Twist: Attack Theater + Cello Fury
Acclaimed for innovation, yet rooted in tradition, Cello Fury and Attack Theatre deliver dynamic modern performances. Cello Fury's energetic, original set also includes classical favorites and pop covers. Attack Theatre, with ninja-like intensity, blends contemporary dance with live music, multimedia and interdisciplinary art forms to create passionate pieces that emphasize the humanity in dance. An interactive intermission features Gateway to the Arts teaching artists.
02/16/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Hillman Performing Arts Center, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Kyle Abraham - Abraham.In.Motion
Like August Wilson, Kyle Abraham draws heavily from his experiences growing up African American in Pittsburgh to create personal and culturally-referenced works. The evening's full-length performance pairs classic essays from W.E.B Du Bois’ Souls of Black Folk and John Singleton's 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood with an operatic score layered with a brash urban landscape.
02/16/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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La Donna Musicale - All-Around Love
Combining stirring performances with groundbreaking scholarship, award-winning ensemble La Donna Musicale presents a concert that depicts a range of emotions from jealousy, anger and melancholy, to lust, ecstasy and joy of human and heavenly love. Music by Barbara Strozzi, Maria Xaviera Peruchona, Isabella Leonarda, Camilla de Rossi and Julie Pinel.
02/16/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cupid and Stardust
A Romantic concert with a spectacular view of Pittsburgh offers a chamber music version of Prokofiev's famous "Romeo and Juliet," plus original chamber music by Zemlinsky. The Winds will play the Cinq Aquarelles (Five Watercolors) by painter and composer Templeton Strong, and a crossover piece by Cuban-American composer Paquito D'Rivera.
02/16/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Phenomenon, Mt. Washington
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Music on the Edge - Haleh Abghari and Lisa Pegher
Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum co-present soprano Haleh Abghari and percussionist Lisa Pegher. Abghari will sing solo works by John Cage, György Kurtág's Attila József Fragments, and selections from Recitations by Georges Aperghis. Lisa Pegher will premiere Patrick Burke's Saturn Girls, Mathew Rosenblum's Northern Flicker, her own composition titled Liquefaction, and works by Paul Lansky, Joe Sheehan, and Andrew Knox.
02/16/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Carmina Burana
Fans of the Carnegie Mellon Choirs are in for a treat as Maestro Robert Page conducts Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - the work for which Dr. Page won a Grammy in 1976 as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. The opening movement, "O Fortuna", has been used in pop culture to heighten the drama of events such as World Cup soccer, the Howard Stern Show, Gatorade commercials, and Pittsburgh Pirates games.
02/16/2013 - 02/17/2013
02/16 - 8:00 pm
02/17 - 4:00 pm

Location: CAPA Theater (Sat.), St. Vianney Church (Sun.)
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Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten, Sellinger's Round by Michael Tippett, and Symphony No. 35 in D Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
02/17/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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