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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, October 4, 2013

Carmina Burana
O Fortuna! The BNY Mellon Grand Classics season opens with one of the most recognizable works of all time, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Based on a collection of lusty medieval poetry, this choral masterpiece has been heard countless times in film, television and even at professional sports events. Also, the PSO plays Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and world-premieres the Symphony #6 by one of its Pittsburgh Composers of the Year, David Stock.
10/04/2013 - 10/06/2013
10/04 - 8:00 pm
10/05 - 8:00 pm
10/06 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Student Choreography Project
The Conservatory Dance Company opens its season with the Student Choreography Project, a showcase of original choreography by the Conservatory's top students. Recognized for national festivals and awards, this edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of today's most promising young artists.
10/04/2013 - 10/06/2013
10/04 - 8:00 pm
10/05 - 2:00 pm
10/05 - 8:00 pm
10/06 - 2:00 pm

Location: George White Studio, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
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2013 Carnegie International
Initiated by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, the Carnegie International is among the leading exhibitions of contemporary art worldwide. The 2013 exhibition brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including a series of large-scale commissions throughout the museum and beyond. A playground, designed in 1972, and installed outside the museum entrance, highlights an exhibition of postwar playground architecture. An ambitious reinstallation of Carnegie Museum of Art's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art will explore the International's legacy and unique history. Finally, the Carnegie International engages with neighborhoods through the Lawrenceville Apartment Talks, which began in 2011.
10/05/2013 - 03/16/2014
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Jerry Seinfeld
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Benedum Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
10/05/2013
Time: 7:00 pm
10/05 - 7:00 pm
10/05 - 9:30 pm

Location: Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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Variations on Corelli
Chatham Baroque commemorates the 300th anniversary of the death of Arcangelo Corelli with a program celebrating his epochal work and influence. Featured works include his Op. 6 Concerti Grossi, as well as works of Francesco Geminiani based on his violin sonatas, and include the reverential L'Apotheose de Corelli by Francois Couperin. Guests: Allison Edberg, Annie Loud, and Leslie Nero, baroque violin; Kristen Linfante, baroque viola; and Leon Schelhase, harpsichord.
10/05/2013 - 10/06/2013
10/05 - 8:00 pm
10/06 - 2:30 pm

Location: Saturday at Synod Hall; Sunday at Laughlin Music Center, Chatham U.
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PB&J - Corelli's Violin
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.
10/05/2013
10/05 - 10:00 am
10/05 - 10:00 am

Location: McClintic Hall, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Gary Burton and the New Gary Burton Quartet
Gary Burton and the New Gary Burton Quartet showcase the new rock stars of the jazz world: the astounding wunderkind guitarist, Julian Lage; Pat Metheny’s favorite drummer, Antonio Sanchez; and up-and-coming bassist, Scott Colley.
10/05/2013
10/05 - 7:00 pm
10/05 - 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Sold: Renn Woods in Concert
Former child star and teenage heartthrob actress/singer Renn Woods, best known for her roles as Fanta in the classic TV mini-series "Roots" and her unforgettable interpretation of "Aquarius" in Milos Forman's movie musical "Hair," has written, and will star, in this new stage musical adapted from her successful autobiographical one-woman show "A Diva Like Me." Mark Clayton Southers and Monteze Freeland direct.
10/05/2013 - 10/20/2013
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ensemble Son & Either/Or
Stockholm's Ensemble Son and New York's Either/Or will combine forces to present a concert of premiere performances, including Dark Flow by Either/Or cofounder and pianist Richard Carrick, Hereabouts by Ensemble Son trombonist Ivo Nelson, and works by Keeril Makan (Letting Time Circle Through Us), Lisa Streich (PAPIROSN), and Zeena Parkins (Circles and Squares). Works will explore spatial relationships, sometimes by placing the performers in different parts of the performance space; sometimes by having different elements of the music unfold on independent, yet interconnected, timelines.
10/05/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bellefield Hall, 335 Bellefield Av, Pittsburgh, PA
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Brahms, Copland & Dvorak
Music Director & Conductor Matthew Kraemer begins the season with the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, Appalachian Spring by Copland, and Dvorak's Cello Concerto with soloist Edward Arron, a Juilliard graduate who opened the 2000 Caramoor Festival with Yo-Yo Ma in a Vivaldi double concerto.
10/05/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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