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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, April 11, 2013

The School for Scandal
Directed by Alan Stanford, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal is widely considered a comic masterpiece of the Restoration Period with witty dialogue, hidden identities, and appropriately scandalous, slanderous, and scheming characters. This comedy of manners (both good and bad!) still feels fresh after 235 years.
04/11/2013 - 04/21/2013
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Green Light Saxophone Quartet
The quartet of Duquesne University graduate students will feature a variety of music from jazz to classical, as well as celebrate local art with pieces from several local Pittsburgh artists.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, 2018 S Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Handbell Soloist in Concert
Nancy Hascall of Lake Oswego, Oregon presents a free concert of classical works by Debussy, Haydn, Massenet, Faure, and Chopin, plus a selection of sacred, folk, and popular tunes. Accompanist: Mary Rita Rossetti, Director of Music at St. Alexis.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Saint Alexis Parish, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA

Bell Plays Bernstein
Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to perform Leonard Bernstein’s heart-wrenching Serenade, a piece Bernstein dedicated to the memory of his mentor, the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Composer of the Year Mason Bates’ Desert Transport depicts the Arizona desert as seen from above in a helicopter. Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his PSO debut with Brahms' stunning Third Symphony, a prime example of the deeply personal music composed during the Romantic era.
04/12/2013 - 04/14/2013
04/12 - 8:00 pm
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Tribute to the Beatles - Beatlemania Magic
Beatlemania Magic, a national touring Beatles Tribute band, recreates the early Beatles concerts with identical costumes, equipment, and spot on harmonies.  Songs are played using Vox amps, Gretsch, Hofner & Rickenbacker guitars made famous by the Beatles. The look and sound are uncanny.
Time: 8:00 pm
Butler, PA

Paving the Road of Survival
In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble journeys through two distinct times in history, representing our individual and collective strengths gained through our heart-wrenching pasts. Featuring "The List" choreographed by Christopher Huggins, and "Dedication" choreographed by Kevin lega Jeff.
04/12/2013 - 04/13/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
The creator of the acclaimed public radio show This American Life explains the keys to his program's tremendous success, including the process of tracking down the great untold stories. Glass includes radio excerpts and music, creating a "live" show as the audience watches. At a special pre-show reception, Glass will be interviewed by hosts from WYEP and Essential Public Radio.
Time: 7:30 pm
Hillman Performing Arts Center, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Far Away Places
Pianist Enrique Graf performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major with the orchestra led by music director Matthew Kraemer.
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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Brilliant Brahms with pianist Angela Cheng
Guest pianist Angela Cheng tackles Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 on a concert that includes Elgar's fascinating Enigma Variations.
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Le Miroir de Jésus by André Caplet
The chamber oratorio Le Miroir de Jésus by André Caplet with poignant lyrics by poet Henry Ghéon is an hour of stunning orchestration and sublime harmonies receiving its Pittsburgh premiere. Soprano Laura Knoop Very performs with The Oakland Girls Chamber Choir, and the Chamber Light Players of Symbiotic Collusion.
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 320 6th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

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