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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, September 8, 2012

Two Ballet Premieres
The premiere of two ballets by founding directors Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, with orchestra conducted by Ryan Keeling and Alejandro Pinzon -- The Alkonost, with music by Mayernik, and Infinity, with music by Ragghianti.  Choreography is by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Pearlann Porter featuring Texture Contemporary Ballet Company and The Pillow Project.  Mention WQED and get a 25% discount on tix, online or at the box office!
09/08/2012
Time: 4 & 8pm

Location: CAPA Theater, 111 Ninth Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
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East Winds Symphonic Band
The Saxonburg Arts Festival presents this East Pittsburgh-based community band in patriotic works including America the Beautiful, You're a Grand Old Flag and Armed Forces Salute; marches On the Mall and Americans We; Broadway favorites including Seventy-Six Trombones and selections from Chicago; plus movie music from Aladdin and by John Williams. Free admission.
09/08/2012
Time: 3:30 pm

Location: 365 Saxonburg Blvd, Saxonburg, PA
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Michael Jackson, baritone
Baritone Michael Jackson performs with guest mezzo-soprano Adele Grabowski and organist Martin Barstow. The program will include Josef Rheinberger's Six Religious Songs, Op.157, Max Reger's Op.105 for Organ and Voice, and J. S. Bach's Cantata #57 "Selig ist der Mann," which will feature singers from the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh.
09/09/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Budapest on the Bluff: Fife and Drums
Nine members of the Pittsburgh Symphony show off an array of sounds and colors in this season-opener, in music ranging from 17th century dances through dazzling Romantic virtuosity. The witty musings of Antal Doráti, one of the great conductors of the 20th century lead to the masterpiece of Bartók's Sonata, a work of overwhelming genius seldom heard in concert because of its great difficulty.
09/09/2012
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Handel Arias and Duets
Chatham's Sunday Vocal Series presents Handel Arias and Duets.
09/09/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Chamber Players
The Pittsburgh Chamber Players features cellist Mikhail Istomin, violinist Jennfer Orchard, and PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, et al. Repertoire includes Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna for flute & string quartet, Reza Vali's Folk Songs #9 for flute & cello, Brahms' Piano Quintet, and a mystery piece. Free admission and post-concert reception.
09/10/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
4905 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Free admission. This play features the potent power of Aunt Ester, August Wilson's gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home to the troubled Citizen Bartow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to "wash his soul," but also between Citizen & Caesar Wilkes, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizen's independence and defiance of his authority.. Mark Clayton Southers directs.
09/11/2012 - 10/09/2012
09/11 - 7:00 pm
09/18 - 7:00 pm
10/02 - 7:00 pm
10/09 - 7:00 pm

Location: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Glue Factory Project: The Life & Death Of Little Finn
The Life & Death Of Little Finn is an adult dance/theater puppet production (for adults 18+) created in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer & designer Marina Harris. Three consummate performers, six puppets, original animation, & other numerous moving parts, all combine to tell the story of an ordinary, little man, made of clay and wood struggling with love & life's fickle tango.
09/12/2012 - 09/16/2012
09/14 - 10:00 pm
09/15 - 10:00 pm
09/16 - 6:00 pm
09/16 - 8:00 pm

Location: Children's Museum, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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Dixie's Tupperware Party
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. You'll burp with laughter.
09/13/2012 - 10/14/2012
CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
09/14/2012 - 09/22/2012
09/14 - 8:00 pm
09/15 - 8:00 pm
09/16 - 7:00 pm
09/20 - 8:00 pm
09/21 - 8:00 pm
09/22 - 8:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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