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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, December 1, 2012

Music on the Edge: Talujon
The renowned percussion ensemble returns to Pitt.
12/01/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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SOLD OUT! Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concerts
All performances are SOLD OUT. Listen live on Classical QED 89.3 on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 pm for a live broadcast.
12/01/2012 - 12/09/2012

Location: Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Holidays
Guest Conductor Walter Morales leads traditional seasonal selections and welcomes the Butler Senior High Singers directed by Bryan Helsel. Selections will include "The Night Before Christmas," "Peace, Peace, Peace," Klezmer music, and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Snow Maiden" suite.
12/01/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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The Americas in Concert
Artistic Director Pablo Ardiles conducts Ernesto Lecuona's Andalucia Suite; Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, with guitarist Marco Sartor; Arturo Marques' Danzon #2; plus bossa nova, jazz, tango, and symphonic progressive rock selections.  Special guests include soprano Lilly Abreau, AquiTango, and Cello Fury.  Free, but nearly "sold out."
12/01/2012
Time: 7:30pm

Location: Rauh Theater, Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
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World Music Festival
Carpathian Music Ensemble, Gamelan, and African Music and Dance Ensemble join for an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. Free admission.
12/02/2012
Time: Noon-3:00 pm

Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh, Pittaburgh, PA
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Celebration
This concert celebrates the extraordinary talent of the WSW featuring the Seton Hill University Faculty Saxophone Quartet and classic works for band by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Jager and Jan Bach. Paul Basler's exciting "Carnival" brings this concert to a thrilling finish. Jason Worzbyt conducts.
12/02/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center, Seton Hill University, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, PA
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A Victorian Holiday
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents "A Victorian Holiday", under the direction of Betsy Burleigh. Travel back to the Dickens era with a jolly program of holiday favorites the whole family will enjoy, with Dickensian readings by Vance Torbert.
12/02/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Gift of the Magi
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church presents the Three Rivers Ringers handbell ensemble in a free performance.
12/02/2012
Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA


Symphonic Dances
Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Faure's Pelleas and Melisande suite, and, with soloist Noah Bendix-Balgley (PSO Concertmaster), the Mozart Violin Concerto #3.  The concert is free, but tickets are required.  Download them via the PYSO website.
12/02/2012
Time: 7:30pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Russian Rhapsody
Ronald Zollman leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in a n all-Russian program including Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist and 2011 CMU Concerto Competition winner Mengyi Yang, Glinka's charming Valse-Fantasie, and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony #10.
12/02/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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