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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, January 20, 2013

34th Annual Young Artist Competition
The public is invited to attend as fifteen college-age musicians living or attending college from within a 25-mile radius of Butler compete to appear as the soloist on the BCSO's March 9 concert. Free-will donations will support next year's competition.
01/20/2013
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University
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1776
Ted Pappas directs this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. 1776 presents the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page; namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks fly in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to these United States of America.
01/24/2013 - 02/24/2013
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Tender Land
Inspired by the photos of Walker Evans, The Tender Land is Aaron Copland's coming-of-age opera about Laurie Moss, an innocent but ambitious Midwestern farm girl. When Martin, a handsome drifter finds work on her grandparents' farm, she must choose between the familiar comforts of agrarian life and the siren call of the great wide world. Gregory Lehane directs, Gil Rose conducts.
01/24/2013 - 01/27/2013
Time: various
01/24 - 8:00 pm
01/25 - 8:00 pm
01/26 - 8:00 pm
01/27 - 2:00 pm

Location: Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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Mozart's Symphony #40
In his PSO debut, England's Michael Francis conducts Mozart's Symphony #40 is easily one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of classical music. Christian Tetzlaff also debuts with the PSO in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Like "The Moldau," "Sárka" is one of six movements from Smetana's beloved Má vlast or “My Country.” Janáček’s symphonic rhapsody orchestrates the famed story of Taras Bulba, his sons and their journeys in the Ukraine.
01/25/2013 - 01/27/2013
01/25 - 8:00 pm
01/26 - 8:00 pm
01/27 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Nordic Sound: Vocal music from Iceland, Finland & Norway
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series features bass-baritone Keith Reed and pianist Walter Morales in Scandinavian songs.
01/25/2013
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto
Carolina and Paolino want to be openly married, so they plot to marry off Carolina's older sister Elisetta to appease a strict father. As it turns out, Carolina's aunt Fidalma is also in love with Paolino. And when the man betrothed to Elisetta arrives, he falls in love with Carolina. Much scheming, amorous intrigue, and silliness ensue. Sara Jobin conducts a production featuring Pgh Opera's resident artists.
01/26/2013 - 02/03/2013
01/26 - 8:00 pm
01/29 - 7:00 pm
02/01 - 8:00 pm
02/03 - 2:00 pm

Location: CAPA Theater, 111 9th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Romance
Holst: St. Paul's Suite; Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances (Rebecca Pfingstl, harp); Work for Brass; Dvorak: Serenade Op. 44; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
01/26/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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New Trio
The New Trio, winner of the 2008 Fischoff Prize and 2010 Arthur Foote Prize play an all-Beethoven program: The Three Periods, featuring the Piano Trios in E-flat Major, Op.1 #1, in D Major, Op. 70 #1 "Ghost," and B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke."
01/26/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carey Performing Arts Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
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