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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, May 17, 2013


Elgar, Grieg & Ravel
Ukrainian-born pianist and YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto. Then, Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Osvaldo Golijov's "Siderius," co-commissioned by the PSO. After intermission, one of Ravel's first works for orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole, inspired by the Spanish folk tunes sung by Ravel's mother. Elgar's "Alassio" was inspired by the town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family vacationed.
05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
05/17 - 8:00 pm
05/18 - 8:00 pm
05/19 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Star-Crossed Love
Enjoy Romeo and Juliet and other timeless love stories of William Shakespeare set to music by great composers:  Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev do Romeo and Juliet; selections from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Weber: Oberon overture
05/17/2013 - 05/18/2013
Pittsburgh, PA
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All-Russian Concert with pianist Stewart Goodyear
Known for his elegant and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear gives his virtuosic performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1. The season concludes with the dramatic intensity of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 composed in the wake of Stalin's death. André Raphel also conducts Mussorgsky's Khovantchina Overture.
05/17/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, WV
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Market Street Arts Festival
An Arts and Music festival celebrating local art in the Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene and Washington County area.  Featuring Cello Fury.
05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013

Location: Brownsville, PA
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PBT School Pre-Professional Showcase
The Pre-Professional Showcase includes "Graduation Ball" and the "Swan Lake" Act II Divertissements staged by PBT Artistic Director Terrence Orr, James Washington's "Beauty, The Lack Of," Michael Smuin's "Quattro a Verdi," and "Prossimo" by former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Andre Reyes.
05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
05/17 - 7:00 pm
05/18 - 1:00 pm
05/18 - 7:00 pm
05/19 - 1:00 pm

Location: George R. White Studio, Lawrence Hall, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pops: Around the World with Disney
The Magical Music of Disney for live orchestra.
05/18/2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Old and New Worlds
Warren Davison conducts the orchestra's season finale, including Dvorak's Symphony #9, "From the New World;" Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo, featuring bassoonist Alicia Whitney; Johann Strauss' Wine, Women and Song; and Serenade by the Hungarian composer Gyula Beliczay.  Tickets are available at the door.
05/18/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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American Portrait
Two Pittsburgh premieres, "An American Te Deum" by Randall Stroope and "South Dakota Shadows Suite" by Jackson Berkey will be sung by Concentio and Chamber Choirs, respectively, with strings and piano. Additional works include three traditional American Hymns by Aaron Copland, selections from Randall Thompson's "Frostiana," Eric Whitacre's hauntingly beautiful "Seal Lullaby," Jocelyn Hagan's "Joy", and a set of spirituals.
05/18/2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Church of the Ascension 4729 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra
The JSYO Spring Concert, conducted by JSO Music Director Istvan Jaray.  The program includes Saint-Saens, Leroy Anderson, Robert Schumann, Beethoven, tunes from Les Miserables, Titanic, and more. 
05/18/2013
Time: 1pm

Location: Westmont Hilltop High School
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Forum 71 - Susan Philipsz
The sound installation "One and the Same" by Susan Philipsz (Scottish, b. 1965) is based on a medieval Scottish folk song known variously as “The House Carpenter,” “The Demon Lover,” and “James Harris.” The song recounts the story of a married woman who is seduced by a former lover (the devil in disguise) and abandons her husband and son. The lover lures her onto a treasure ship, which he destroys at sea. Within Forum Gallery, the artist's voice, imperfect and ethereal, is heard singing three intertwining versions of the song.
05/18/2013 - 07/14/2013
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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