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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Pigeoning
Meet Frank, an obsessive compulsive consumed with routines. Enter a flock of pigeons and experience The Pigeoning, a darkly comedic work that combines bunraku puppetry, music and video to examine mankind’s obsession with cleanliness, safety and control. Brimming with originality and humor, The Pigeoning is an entertaining exploration of the human condition.
10/09/2013 - 10/12/2013

Location: 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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It's Dark Outside
Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, Perth Theatre Company's "It's Dark Outside" is a heartfelt, fearless, and inventive adventure about aging, getting lost and trying not to be found. Puppetry, mask, animation and live performance are expertly intertwined in this drama inspired by research into Alzheimer's and Sundowner's Syndrome.
10/09/2013 - 10/12/2013
Time: 9:00 pm

Location: Pierce Studio, 805 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music 101 - Michael Rusinek
Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek gives an informal lecture, titled "Clarinet Colors".
10/10/2013
Time: 12:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Honeck, Dvorak and Mozart
Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva debuts at Heinz Hall in Mozart's famous Piano Concerto #21, nicknamed "Elvira Madigan" for its inclusion in the eponymous 1967 film. Dvorak's cheerful Symphony #8 was inspired by the folk music of the composer's native Bohemia.
10/11/2013 - 10/13/2013
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Princess Ida
The Pittsburgh Savoyards celebrate 75 seasons with Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida. A Princess and a Prince -- will there be a Wedding or a War? Join the Savoyards for this hilarious romantic battle.
10/11/2013 - 10/20/2013
10/11 - 8:00 pm
10/12 - 8:00 pm
10/13 - 2:30 pm
10/17 - 8:00 pm
10/18 - 8:00 pm
10/19 - 8:00 pm
10/20 - 2:30 pm
Carnegie Library Free Library & Music Hall Carnegie, PA
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Take 6
Heralded by Quincy Jones as the ‘baddest vocal cats on the planet!’, Take 6 celebrates their 25th anniversary with a brand new tour full of new a cappella arrangements, great storytelling and their unbeatable and unmistakable harmonies.
10/11/2013
10/11 - 7:00 pm
10/11 - 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Freya String Quartet presents Fresh Voices
The Freya String Quartet presents new works by young, up-and-coming composers from across the world. Includes Pennsylvania premieres by Hong-Da Chin, Elizabeth Kowalski, Matthew Peterson, Chung Eun Kim, and Zachary Albrecht. FSQ is Pittsburgh’s only full-time professional string quartet.
10/11/2013 - 10/13/2013
10/11 - 8:00 pm
10/13 - 2:00 pm

Location: First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Verdi's Aida
Enslaved in Egypt, the Ethiopian princess Aida is torn between love for her country and love for the Egyptian general Radames in the grandest of grand operas. Against the backdrop of their warring nations, the lovers try to defy the odds, but their fates are sealed. Latonia Moore is Aida, Carl Tanner is Radames, Elizabeth Bishop is Amneris and Hao Jiang Tian is Ramfis. Antony Walker conducts.
10/12/2013 - 10/20/2013
10/12 - 8:00 pm
10/15 - 7:00 pm
10/18 - 8:00 pm
10/20 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
In this Tony-winning Best Play, Vanya and his sister Sonia tolerate the mediocrity of their middle-aged lives in Bucks County, PA, until their movie-star sister Masha returns for a visit that shakes things up. With her boy-toy Spike in tow, Masha incites a madcap family reunion complete with all the comic genius that only Christopher Durang (Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge) can deliver. Tracy Brigden directs.
10/12/2013 - 11/03/2013
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Stile Antico - The Phoenix Rising
English Renaissance choral music owes its current popularity to the UK's Carnegie Trust, whose Tudor Church Music edition revived extraordinary music that had languished unperformed for centuries. Stile Antico celebrates the Carnegie Trust's centennial with a program entirely drawn from its publications, including masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons, White, and the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd.
10/12/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Calvary Episcopal Church
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