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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, December 10, 2012

Pacifica Quartet
The Grammy-Award winning Pacifica Quartet was Musical America's 2009 Ensemble of the Year and won the 1998 Naumburg Prize. The ensemble is the quartet-in-residence at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 135; Janáček: Quartet #2, "Intimate Letters"; Smetana: Quartet #1 "From my Life."
12/10/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Tchaikovsky's Winter Dreams
Violinist Gil Shaham returns in Mozart’s Fifth ("Turkish") Violin Concerto with sweet melodies and a hint of military-Turkish music. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker was co-commissioned by the PSO and three other orchestras to write "Strands."  And guest conductor Arild Remmereit leads Tchaikovsky's Symphony #1 Winter Dreams” is one of his earliest and masterful works.
12/14/2012 - 12/16/2012
12/14 - 8:00 pm
12/15 - 8:00 pm
12/16 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Continental Christmas
Tenor Joseph Gaines has recently turned heads in performances with Pittsburgh Opera, Houston's Ars Lyrica, and Apollo's Fire. Now he joins Chatham Baroque for a celebration of seasonal vocal music from the Old and New Worlds, featuring music of Bach, Handel, Corelli, as well as some of America's earliest Hymns and Carols.
12/14/2012 - 12/16/2012
12/14 - 8:00 pm

Location: various
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Holiday Concert with Joe Negri
The Orchestra of the Alleghenies (formerly McKeesport Symphony), gives its annual holiday concert with legendary guitarist Joe Negri (Mister Rogers Neighborhood). Bethel Park High School (Dec 14 @ 7:30pm) & McKeesport High School (Dec 16 @ 2:00pm).
12/14/2012 - 12/16/2012

Location: 2 locations
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'Tis the Season for Singing
A choral concert featuring John Rutter's Gloria with brass and organ. Philip Aley conducts.
12/14/2012 - 12/15/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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Decembersongs
Imagine four acclaimed singer-songwriters, Grammy nods among them, criss-crossing the USA throughout December, trading original holiday songs in a Bluebird Café-styled "writers-in-the-round" tour before intimate rapt audiences. That was the brainchild when Amy Speace conceived of Decembersongs in 2010 with her colleagues Jon Vezner, Dan Navarro and Sally Barris.
12/15/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Christmas Festival
Anderson: A Christmas Festival; Corelli: "Christmas Concerto"; Holst: Christmas Day; Anderson: Sleigh Ride; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker excerpts. Vocals by Maria Mauti.
12/15/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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Transeamus
The Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts & Oakland Girls Choirs invite you on a musical journey from darkness to light featuring Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, the Pittsburgh premiere of Frank LaRocca's Magnificat, carols from around the world, and carols arranged by David Willcocks, John Rutter, et. al.
12/15/2012
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Navidad Caribe - Coro Latinoamericano
Coro Latinoamericano's Christmas concert, Navidad Caribe," is a joyous and rhythmic celebration of songs from all over the Caribbean. Free admission, donations suggested. Info: 412 345-1047.
12/15/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Pittsburgh, PA
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Youth Philharmonic Plays Sounds of the Season
The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Prelude Ensembles play a free concert of festival holiday music.
12/15/2012
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Wintergarden, PPG Place, downtown
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