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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, November 18, 2012

Music on the Edge: Sequitur
New York's critically acclaimed contemporary music group performs Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Amy Williams' Cineshape 5, Mathew Rosenblum's Maggies, Eric Moe's Strenuous Pleasures, and Variations on a Summer's Day by Harold Meltzer.
11/18/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Joan Lippincott, organ
Joan Lippincott has recorded extensively and concertized throughout the world, earning the reputation as one of the most acclaimed organ virtuosos of her time. Hailed for her 'dazzling solidity and simplicity' (Boston Globe) and 'first class' recitals (Los Angeles Times), she also has been praised by the New York Times for her 'irresistible' sense of rhythm. Co-presented with the Organ Artists Series.
11/18/2012
Time: 4:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Duets: Music for Two Pianos
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series presents pianists Ashlee Mack and Katie Palumbo in 20th and 21st century works by Barber, Bowles, Debussy, and James Romig (world premiere).
11/18/2012
Time: 3:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Chamber Music Explosion workshop
Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Roy Sonne and the Freya String Quartet present a Chamber Music Explosion workshop for adult amateurs and advanced students. Refresh and reinforce basic techniques,explore elements of ensemble playing, meet new friends and chamber music partners, and enjoy an exciting performance by FSQ.
11/18/2012
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 954 Beech Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Black Orchid String Trio
The Black Orchid String Trio, a Pittsburgh based ensemble featuring Jennifer Sternick (violin) Amber Rogers (viola) and Rachel Smith (cello), will perform works by Alfred Schnittke, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Hovhaness, Judith Weir, Lou Harrison, and more. Free admission.
11/18/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Heinz Chapel
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Carnegie Mellon Baroque
The Baroque Ensemble will be performing works by Bach, Handel, Graupner, and faculty member Nancy Galbraith. Faculty members Stephen Schultz (Electric Baroque Flute) and Luz Manriquez (piano) will give the world premiere of Galbraith's Effervescent Air. Daniel Nesta Curtis will guest conduct the Galbraith premiere.
11/18/2012
Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Alumni Concert Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Téa Obreht
Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade and wrote her novel, The Tiger’s Wife, at age 25. It was selected by The New York Times as one of the five best novels of 2011. Obreht brings her considerable talent to the Lectures in a talk about her first book that has established her as one of the most vibrant and original writers of our time.
11/19/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The School for Lies
In David Ives's freewheeling rewrite of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a disillusioned curmudgeon named Frank resolves to tell the truth to everyone he meets, no matter how disconcerting or offensive they may find it. This being a comedy, however, Frank is diverted from his highminded path by his love for the beautiful Celimene, a bored aristocrat with an equally sharp tongue. The play's virtuosic use of language turns their verbal duel into theatrical fireworks of the highest order. Andrew S. Paul directs.
11/22/2012 - 12/15/2012
Time: various

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, 4301 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Honeck & A Waltz Tradition
Manfred Honeck continues his Thanksgiving tradition with a fun-filled concert of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss Family. Pianist Yefim Bronfman opens the concert with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, the most famous of Beethoven’s five piano concertos.
11/23/2012 - 11/25/2012
11/23 - 8:00 pm
11/24 - 8:00 pm
11/25 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Dolce Appassionato Trio
The Dolce Appassionato Trio -- Amanda Sage, flute; Rachel D'Abruzzo, cello; and Gabriel D'Abruzzo, piano -- play a free concert entitled "An Autumn of Thanksgiving."  A meet-the-artist reception follows the performance. Free admission.
11/24/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, South Highland Avenue


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