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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Young People's Concerts
These concerts, Storm Chasers, are performed for 3rd through 5th grade students, but are also open to the public.  Featured guest artist is violinist Inori Sakai, who'll play "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  Artistic Director Daniel Meyer also conducts works by Wagner, Debussy, Beethoven, and Strauss.  $5 tickets are available at the door, or by calling the WSO office at 724 837-1850. 
04/30/2013
04/30 - 10:30 am
04/30 - 1:15 pm

Location: Greensburg Salem Sr. High School
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As You Like It, or Make it Hurt
Adapted from Shakespeare by the ensemble. Come, come, wrestle with thy affection. "As You Like It or Make it Hurt" explores this ensemble’s fascination with fetish, violence, and ,gender challenges in William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. Fleeing the sterile court for the lure of the wild forest, the characters are forced to wrestle with each other, and with their own violent and sexual desires. Jessie Mills directs.
05/01/2013 - 05/04/2013

Location: Rauh Studio Theater, Purnell center, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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Disco Days & Boogie Nights
No matter what crowd you ran with in the '70s, Jack Everly conducts disco anthems like Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," monster rock hits like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and singer/songwriter ballads like Don McLean's "American Pie." Along with hits from the Bee Gees, ABBA and Billy Joel, the groovy songs from a decade of music come together for one dynamite symphonic performance!
05/02/2013 - 05/05/2013
05/02 - 7:30 pm
05/03 - 8:00 pm
05/04 - 8:00 pm
05/05 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 601 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Beach Blanket Brass
Too darned hot? Come and chill with River City Brass, the coolest sound this Summer! You'll twist again with the music of the Fab Four, and other great 60s hits. Works to include: Under the Boardwalk, Let's Twist Again, In The Good Old Summertime, Joy-Filled Summer, and H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana.
05/02/2013 - 05/18/2013
Time: various

Location: 6 locations
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Waverly House Opera
"The Paper Bag Bandit Rides Again" or "Behind the Cheap Mask," the annual Waverly Opera House production benefiting the youth camp scholarship fund.  For information, 412 242-0643, or www.waverlychurch.org
05/03/2013 - 05/04/2013
Time: 8pm

Location: Waverly Presbyterian Church, 590 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh 15221


From the Permanent Collection: The Wolf Family Donations
Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations features works by Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Grant Wood, among others.
05/03/2013 - 08/04/2013
One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South Ligonier, PA
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Crista Miller, organ
Organist and Music Director at Houston's Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Eastman graduate Dr. Crista Miller will play St. Paul's Beckerath organ. Free admission. Free-will offerings suggested.
05/03/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Made in America
A salute to America and American composers, including a newly-commissioned work, "The Voices," by Dale Warland.  The concert also includes favorites including Shenandoah, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Over the Rainbow, and more.  Saturday, 8pm, Fox Chapel; Sunday, 4pm, Ingomar.
05/04/2013 - 05/05/2013

Location: Ingomar United Methodist Church & Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
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Grand Finale
Maestro Istvan Jaray closes the season with the JSO Chorus, soloists including WQEJ's Anna Singer, church and school choirs in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Santos' From the Minds of Desire, and Beethoven's Symphony #9 "Choral" with its closing Ode to Joy.
05/04/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Abigail/1702
By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for Glee. Whatever happened to Abigail Williams? It's 1702, a decade after The Crucible's infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Now, the devil returns for a visit, the blood on the gallows is dry, and Abigail hides behind a changed name in a new town. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried "Witch!," this suspenseful drama reveals the accuser's unforeseen fate.
05/04/2013 - 05/26/2013
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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