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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, September 21, 2013

Great Opera for a Great City
The JSO's 21st annual Opera Festival Gala heralds the concert season with inspiring music and world class guest opera singers including soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, tenor Ray Bauwens, and bass-baritone Richard Zeller. Istvan Jaray conducts. A dinner and live and silent auctions follow the concert.
Time: 7:00 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Major Winners' Recital - Seungmin Oh & Sage Po
Flutist Seungmin Oh plays music by Marais, Taktakishvili, Barber and Jolivet. Harpist Sage Po performs works by Scarlatti, Faure, Maayani, and Palmer.
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Dr. Robert C. Cameron conducts.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Beethoven on the Bluff - Septet/Piano Trios I
The Duquesne Piano Trio (David Allen Wehr, Charles Stegeman and Adam Liu) makes its formal debut with the tuneful and youthful Septet, one of Beethoven's most popular works during his lifetime. The program opens with the "Ghost" Piano Trio, said to be inspired by the Witches' Scene from "Macbeth", and its companion, the elegant Piano Trio, Op. 70 #2.
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Michael Moss
Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times; author of Salt, Sugar, Fat, a look at the processed food industry.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, and Laura Ward, piano
Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves has earned popular and critical acclaim in the world's great opera houses and concert halls. Pianist Laura Ward has performed in Carnegie Hall, Italy's Spoleto Festival, and France's Saint Denis Festival.
Time: 8:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Anna Singer - An American Songbook
Anna Singer and Rob Frankenberry perform selections from the great American songbook by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and others, including selections from Carousel, The Sound of Music, and Phantom of the Opera. Small plates and desserts included. Reservations and valet parking required.
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Mansions on Fifth, 5105 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Our Town
A story that is simple yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town is America's most acclaimed play. Ted Pappas directs Pittsburgh's most beloved actor, Tom Atkins, in the legendary role of the Stage Manager.
09/26/2013 - 10/27/2013
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Odd Pairings
Adam and Eve, Archie and Edith, Ozzy and Sharon -- History is full of infamous duos who, despite their differences, somehow made it work. Odd Pairings is a musical tribute to opposites and their (sometimes unexpected) attractions. Featuring all-new works by Blake Ragghianti, Luke Mayernik, Neil Stahurski, Chris Massa, and guest composers Robert Farrell and Ryan McMasters. Music Director Ryan Keeling conducts.
09/26/2013 - 09/27/2013
09/26 - 7:30 pm
09/27 - 7:30 pm

Location: Heinz Chapel (Thu), St. Anne, Castle Shannon (Fri.)

Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts
Featuring the US debut of Florentijn Hofman's sensational 40-foot high Rubber Duck, the Festival of Firsts will present performance and visual art premieres by Companie Marie Chouinard, NanoDanses, Robin Frohardt, Perth Theater Company, Zimmerman & De Perot, 2b theatre company, Christopher McElroen & T. Ryder Smith, and Kurt Hentschlager.
09/27/2013 - 10/26/2013

Location: various locations

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