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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, February 24, 2014

Opus One
Opus One performs Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 16b, Steven Stucky's Rain Shadow, and Brahms' Piano Quartet #3 in C minor, Op. 60.
02/24/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Listen Locally: Freya String Quartet: Roots
Hear music inspired by and from the North Dakota roots of FSQ members, featuring the world premiere of Badlands by Matthew Peterson honoring the North Dakota roots of violinist Jason Neukom and violist Jason Hohn, rousing Armenian folk songs from cellist Katya Janpoladyan's native country arranged by Komitas, and Edvard Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor, a childhood favorite of violinist Ashley Buck.
02/24/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Library Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, PA
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Bring Your Own Bard: Murder and Mayhem
February's BYOB readings promise "Murder and Mayhem" with scenes and monologues of be-headings and eye-gouging, poisonings and assassinations, brawls and blood. Also, get a sneak preview of "The Compleat Guide to Murder and Mayhem by Will Shakespear," a world premiere play scheduled for the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in May. Believe it or not, the evening is suitable for all ages.
02/24/2014
Time: 7:15 pm

Location: Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess aqrrives in a stunning and stirring new staging, including such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain’t Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess features one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony-nominated director Diane Paulus (Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man), bringing George & Ira Gershwin's legendary masterwork to the Broadway stage for the first time in more than 35 years.
02/25/2014 - 03/02/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Fourth River Music Project
Featuring guest composer David Borden, Showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary, classical and jazz fusion material, students perform on electronic keyboards, violin and cello; wind and guitar controllers, and electronic percussion. Lynn Purse, director.
02/27/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pappert Center, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Soweto Gospel Choir
The two-time Grammy-winning choir visits Pittsburgh on a three-month, 30-city US tour to celebrate the launch of their latest album, "Divine Decade," celebrating the ensemble's past ten years of artistic collaborations and accolades.
02/27/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Golden Age of Hollywood Cabaret
Duquesne's Ballroom transforms into an old Hollywood supper club as Duquesne University’s Red Masquers present The Golden Age of Hollywood Cabaret, a one-night-only, black-tie showcase of dancing, food, drinks and performances of such Hollywood classics as Singin’ in the Rain, No Business Like Show Business and Blue Skies. Reservations required. Email lanej@duq.edu
02/27/2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Duquesne University Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Joshua Bell & Symphonie Espagnole
Violinist Joshua Bell returns to the PSO for Lalo's daring concert piece, Symphonie espagnole, written at the beginning of a French fascination with Spanish-themed music. Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the PSO in Liszt's rarely performed dramatic portrayals from Goethe's "Faust" - the fallen scholar Faust, his innocent love Gretchen, and the demon Mephistopheles.
02/28/2014 - 03/02/2014
02/28 - 8:00 pm
03/01 - 8:00 pm
03/02 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Gentlemen Sing: Three Generations of Song
This brand-new curated project by Marty Ashby and MCG Jazz features Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and a brand-new artist who was chosen through a nationwide search.
02/28/2014
02/28 - 7:00 pm
02/28 - 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Essence of Joy in Johnstown
Essence of Joy, directed by Dr. Anthony T. Leach, is a Penn State Department of Music choral ensemble performing sacred and secular music from African and African-American traditions.
02/28/2014
Time: 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, PA
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