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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fahrenheit 451
On the heels of Ray Bradbury's death this summer at 91, Prime Stage Theatre gives the regional premiere of Fahrenheit 451 in the author's own stage adaptation directed by Justin Fortunato. In this dystopian future, firemen burn books and hunt down anyone who takes the risk of reading them. Free thought and intellectualism are discouraged; to question authority puts you in danger.
11/02/2012 - 11/11/2012
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Trillium Ensemble, a trio of flute, clarinet and piano dedicated to producing concerts that are accessible, intimate and fun, presents a concert titled "Conversations." This program features super-virtuosic music from living composers including Derek Bermel, Adam Silverman and John Adams, and a Radiohead tune orchestrated Christopher O'Riley, the host of NPR's From the Top.
11/02/2012 - 11/03/2012
11/02 - 2:00 pm
11/03 - 2:00 pm

Location: Sat. @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; Sun. @ St. Maurice Church

Flying Karamazov Brothers
These New Vaudevillians are not your father's wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu wearing performers. They'll display their ambidextrous and alliterative talents, and juggle challenging objects brought by audience members. For all audiences.
Time: 8:00 pm
27 E. Main St., Uniontown, PA
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Mozart's Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni's (M. Todd Simpson) lady-killing ways catch up to him in the form of a statue that he invites to dinner. But life in the fast lane isn't easy, even for a man who claims over 2000 romantic conquests. In the end, Don Giovanni is undone by his own web of deception. Cast includes Caitlin Lynch, Jennifer Holloway, Sari Gruber, and Wayne Tigges. Antony Walker conducts.
11/03/2012 - 11/11/2012
11/03 - 8:00 pm
11/06 - 7:00 pm
11/09 - 8:00 pm
11/11 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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42nd Annual Jazz Seminar Concert
Particpants include Randy Brecker, trumpet; George Cables, piano; Winard Harper, drums; Javon Jackson, tenor saxophone; Abraham Laboriel, bass; Yotam Silberstein, guitar; Lew Soloff, trumpet, and Bobby Watson, alto saxophone, performing under the direction of Nathan Davis.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Music Director Matthew Kraemer leads a concert featuring the Joe Negri Trio, and a tribute to Irving Berlin.
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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For Us the Living: A Requiem
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of CUMC's Casavant organ, the Chancel Choir will perform "For Us the Living: A Requiem," composed in 2007 by Alfred Fedak, and meant "to serve as a grateful affirmation of the gift of life." The concert also includes a choral work written for the occasion by John Erickson, and organist Justin Wallace such works as Arvo Part's "Annum per annum."
Time: 7:30 pm
44 Highland Rd., Bethel Park, PA
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Trillium Ensemble presents Conversations
This trio of flute, clarinet, and piano presents two programs exploring the range of dialogue in music, with works by Adam Silverman, Derek Bermel, John Adams, Robert Raines, Richard Rodney Bennett, and Radiohead (arranged by Christopher O'Riley).  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland; Sunday, Nov. 4, 2pm, St. Maurice Church, Ardmore Blvd., Forest Hills.
11/03/2012 - 11/04/2012

Red Priest - Johann, I'm Only Dancing!
A dynamic presentation of music by the greatest genius of the baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach, performed with this ensemble’s legendary blend of creativity, wit and virtuosity. Surprising juxtapositions of familiar and lesser known works are presented in a mixed garden of delights, inspired by Bach’s own improvisatory zeal. The light-hearted title (stolen from a David Bowie song) reflects the infectious spirit of dance which pervades much of Bach’s music.
Time: 8:00 pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Sings: The PCC Festival of Choirs
Participating singers are due for rehearsal at 12:30 pm, the performance begins at 4:00.
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

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