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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, January 25, 2014

Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters
After a raid on her polygamous family's compound, sister-wife Eliza embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Her journey is burdened by tragedy and strife, in a work that "evokes the jittery buzz of reality television." (New York Times). Pittsburgh Opera's resident artists star in Muhly's 2010 opera conducted by Glenn Lewis.
01/25 - 8:00 pm
01/28 - 7:00 pm
01/31 - 8:00 pm
02/02 - 2:00 pm

Location: CAPA Theater, 111 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA

PB&J - May I Have This Dance?
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.
01/25 - 10:00 am
01/25 - 11:30 am

Location: McClintic Hall, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Burns Supper
Burns is Scotland's national poet. Hear recitations of his Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis, Immortal Memory, and more, with Scottish music and authentic fare including Jamison Farm's renowned lamb, a whiskey tasting, silent auction, and souvenir pictures. Performances feature the MacDonald Pipe Band, singer Diane Rudolph, Highland dancers, and Scottish tenor Robert Murdoch. Scottish-born business Gordon MacDonald Reid is the emcee. (Black tie or full Highland dress.)
Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club

Strike Duo
Strike Duo members Jeffery Meyer (piano) and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion) have been described as "exceptionally fine players both individually and in tandem." The'll play Chen Yi's folk-inspired China West Suite, Mario Davidovsky's electroacoustic classic Synchronisms No. 6, Brooke Joyce's Sacred Trees, Marc Mellits' Tight Sweater (Remix), Eric Moe's Cross Chop (for solo drum set), and Jim David's Duo Toccata. Co-presented with Andy Warhol Museum.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Guest Conductor Ian Hobson leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart's Piano Concerto #23 in A Major, K 488, featuring Mr. Hobson, and Beethoven's Symphony #1 in C Major.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Fields of Praise
The Pittsburgh Camerata pays tribute to former Artistic Director Gayle Kirkwood (1985-1995) with this concert of works by the Gabrielis (both Andrea and Giovanni), Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, and “Fern Hill” by Richard Corigliano.
01/26/2014 - 02/01/2014
01/26 - 3:00 pm
02/02 - 8:00 pm

Location: various

Music on the Mount
Triano Woodwind Quintet, James Houlik, director.
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: St. Mary of the Mount, 403 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Ayelet Waldman
Ayelet Waldman has proven that she's much more than Michael Chabon's wife. Her new novel, Love and Treasure, is testimony to a unique literary voice as she re-frames the tragic story of WW2's Hungarian gold train, found abandoned and filled with treasure.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Violinist Roger Zahab & Pianist Robert Frankenberry
Violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry perform music by Jeremy Beck, Daron Hagen, Eric Moe, John Fitz Rogers, and Zahab's own composition.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bellefield Hall, 315 S. Bellefield Av., Pittsburgh, PA

Sheila McKenna directs the regional premiere of J.T. Rogers' play Madagascar, winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2004 Osborn Award and the 2005 Pinter Review Prize, starring Helena Ruoti, Larry John Meyers, and Melinda Helfrich. About the nature of memory, the Rashomon-style play puts the audience in a sort of jurists' box, as the three characters tell their stories in direct address, weaving an interlocking web designed to reveal the elusive truth.
01/30/2014 - 02/16/2014

Location: The Carlyle, 306 4th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA

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