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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, May 11, 2013

Trio Aoide
Coming from three different continents, the musicians in Trio Aoide bring a unique blend of classical music from their varied musical backgrounds and styles. They have played their respective instruments (violin, piano, and cello) throughout the U.S. and Europe, and enjoy playing together as Trio Aoide, named after the Greek muse of song
05/11/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, PA
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Maecenas XXIX Gala
Consistently recognized as one of Pittsburgh “Top Ten” parties, Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas gala is always a glamorous, elegant evening. This year, Pittsburgh Opera honors PNC with the Maecenas Award and Dr. Jared L. Cohon of Carnegie Mellon University with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets available at pittsburghopera.org or 412-281-0912, ext 225.
05/11/2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 1 am
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Angela Sheik Red Dress Tour with special guest Jim Rodgers
2011-2012 BOSS US National Loop Champion Angela Sheik is a fierce vocal- and multi-instrumentalist who wows audiences by building her own virtual backup band using rhythmic harmonies, beatbox rhythms, a looper pedal, and a collection of unusual instruments. Pittsburgh Symphony bassoonist Jim Rodgers goes electric with sound layering devices, recreating classical favorites, rock classics, and original soundscapes.
05/11/2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, PA
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Peter Yarrow Mother's Day Concert
The music of Peter, Paul and Mary awakened a generation to activism and idealism. Their songs, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer,” are classics. Peter Yarrow continues to use music to inspire and bring people together to create a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. This pay-what-you can benefit concert supports Hope Academy’s music scholarship fund.
05/12/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Mother's Day Concert
Bring your mom to this fun and festive celebration.
05/13/2013
Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Somerset High School, Somerset, PA
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Art for Change
The 25th anniversary of Persad's largest fundraiser and premiere art auction in southwestern Pennsylvania.  The event is a verbal and silent auction featuring more than 200 original works of art donated by local, national, and international artists, including paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry.  Tickets:  PersadArtforChange.org, or 412 441-9786 x-224
05/13/2013
Time: 6pm

Location: August Wilson Center, downtown Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh International Childrens Festival
The Festival offers 65 performances in 5 venues with performers from Australia, Russia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and United States. Attending a performance engages audiences with different cultures and perspectives, as well as exposes them to different mediums for expressing ideas and stories, such as puppetry, soundscapes, music, movement, and dance.
05/15/2013 - 05/19/2013

Location: Schenley Plaza and University of Pittsburgh
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Johnstown Community Strings
A concert of music for string ensemble by Bach, Rush, Dello Joio, Cohen, and more.
05/16/2013
Time: 7:30pm

Location: St. David's Lutheran Church, Davidsville, PA
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Elgar, Grieg & Ravel
Ukrainian-born pianist and YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto. Then, Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Osvaldo Golijov's "Siderius," co-commissioned by the PSO. After intermission, one of Ravel's first works for orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole, inspired by the Spanish folk tunes sung by Ravel's mother. Elgar's "Alassio" was inspired by the town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family vacationed.
05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
05/17 - 8:00 pm
05/18 - 8:00 pm
05/19 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Star-Crossed Love
Enjoy Romeo and Juliet and other timeless love stories of William Shakespeare set to music by great composers:  Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev do Romeo and Juliet; selections from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Weber: Oberon overture
05/17/2013 - 05/18/2013
Pittsburgh, PA
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