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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, April 20, 2012

Romance of Classical Music
American-born but Parisian-raised pianist Nicholas Angelich debuted last season with the Royal Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. This medalist at the Casadesus and Bachauer competitions plays Brahms' Piano Concerto #2, which is essentially a symphony in disguise. Conductor Gianadrea Noseda conducts excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet on the first half of the concert.
04/20/2012 - 04/22/2012
04/20 - 8:00 pm
04/21 - 8:00 pm
04/22 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pops III: Blues in G Minor
Canadian vocalist and actress Shakura S'Aida was a hit at the 2010 Heritage Music Blues Fest in Wheeling. S’Aida will appeal to blues enthusiasts and symphony-goers alike performing a blues-oriented program with orchestra.
04/20/2012
Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, WV
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Four Bitchin' Babes: Diva Nation
With their whimsical, hip, and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these hysterically funny and multi-talented musicians let loose on how the new millennium has, in some cases literally, changed the face of The Diva! Let your sense of humor be your ticket to a magical place where chocolate is a vegetable, wine is in the food pyramid, shopping for shoes is medicinal, and a girl can safely admit that she wears 100% cotton underneath it all!
04/20/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Moses G. Hogan/Glenn E. Burleigh Choral Festival
The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir in conjunction with CCAC, will draw choral music educators, performers, choral scholars, and fans from across the USA. The Festival opens with a concert by The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir & Ensemble and Penn State's "Essence of Joy Alumni Singers." Saturday will feature Massed Choir rehearsals, and a panel of national and international composers, educators and scholars including H.T. Burleigh Specialist Jean Snyder, LaVonne Burleigh, and composer Raymond Wise.
04/20/2012 - 04/21/2012
Time: various

Location: CCAC Auditorium, Allegheny Campus
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Re-Innovation
Music of Bach, Brahms, Rossini, and Schumann performed by Paula Tuttle, cello; Eva Ostrakovna, soprano; Yeeha Chiu, piano; and Mark Sutton, violin. Free admission.
04/20/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Hector Olivera
The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee presents a free recital by Hector Olivera, “One of the most gifted artists now before the public.” -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity…Olivera is in a class by himself.” -- Atlanta Journal. A fundraising dinner precedes the recital, dinner reservations required at (724) 349-1996.
04/20/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Graystone Presbyterian Church, 640 Church St., Indiana, PA
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Emma Steele, violin
Emma Steele, concertmaster of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and finalist in the 2010 Sibelius International Violin Competition, gives her senior recital. Emma played on NPR's "From the Top" in 2002, and a few years later on PBS' "From the Top at Carnegie Hall" TV series as a member of the Ridere String Quartet.
04/20/2012
Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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Chris Norman & David Greenberg: North American Tapestry
Pittsburgh favorites Chris Norman and David Greenberg return with a constellation of Celtic and North American folk music as well as some Baroque tunes. These stars of pipe and fiddle shine again at Synod Hall.
04/21/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Old and New Worlds
Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong leads Respighi's Ancient Airs & Dances Suite #1, Mendelssohn's Symphony #4 "Italian," and features percussionist Lisa Pegher in the Marimba Concerto by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.
04/21/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Audition Winners
Tenor Joseph Gaines performs with retired PSO pianist Patricia Prattis Jennings, and pianist Kimberly Kong performs solo.
04/21/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, PA
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