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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; Canteloube: Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René for Wind Quintet; Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452. This Winds + Piano program will feature such renowned artists as Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), David Shifrin (clarinet), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), and Butler, PA's William Purvis (horn).
01/29/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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One Singular Sensation
This tribute to beloved Principal Pops Conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch features Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel, triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, asa well as Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein and Kevin Cole, among others. The PSO will be led by acclaimed conductor J. Ernest Green in an evening of Hamlisch's Tony, Oscar, Pulitzer, Grammy and Emmy-winning works.
01/29/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz, directed by Kim Martin. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
01/31/2013 - 02/17/2013
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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John Gabriel Borkman
Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs his wife and former mistress – who happens to be her sister - are in for a dark and stormy night. A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen's penultimate play shows how unbridled lust for money and power can make you crazy. Translation: Michael Meyer. Starring Robin Walsh and Bridget Connors. Directed by Martin Giles.
01/31/2013 - 02/24/2013

Location: Hart Building, 6022 Broad St., Pittsburgh, PA
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"...and on this day..."
Playing off the date of this concert, composers wrote new music inspired by events that occured on a January 31st. Composers include OvreArts founders Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, as well as Erberk Eryilmaz, Chris Massa, Emily Jackson and Ryan McMasters. Original choreography by Texture Contemporary Ballet and Chelsea Zimmer will be featured, as well as a special appearance by WQED's own Rick Sebak. Classical QED's Ted Sohier hosts.
01/31/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
The PYCO will perform selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and works by Corelli and Saint-Saens. Two winners of the PYCO concerto competition will be featured: North Allegheny Senior High's Kavita Shankar and Carson Middle School's Kennedy Urban.
01/31/2013

Location: Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd. Pittsburgh PA
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You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
From seductive young lovers to reluctant Facebook friends, Annabelle and Jeff have 10 years of marriage under their belts when they encounter the question all married couples face – “Where would we be without Pinot Noir?” This 75-minute tour de force directed by Van Kaplan takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start.
01/31/2013 - 05/12/2013
CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Gospel Choir
Shout for joy as the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir welcomes Black History Month. The Choir is a multi-age, multi-ethnic musical ensemble whose concerts are designed to uplift, edify, and entertain audiences through Gospel music and other sacred choral repertoire. Under the direction of Dr. Herbert Jones, the choir will fill the sanctuary with the stirring sounds of soulful song.
02/01/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Shen Yun Returns
Discover the culture of classical China, brought to life through dance and all-original orchestrations. Magnificently costumed dancers move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization.
02/01/2013 - 02/03/2013
02/01 - 7:30 pm
02/02 - 7:30 pm
02/03 - 2:30 pm

Location: Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Soap Opera
Soap Opera is an evening-length mashup of original contemporary dance  with opera classics and live performances by Pittsburgh Opera resident artist Nicole Rodin. Soap Opera tells a Scheherazade-inspired tale of a talented musical couple as she prepares herself and her husband for his expected death, holding witness through the stories and adventures before embracing his inevitable departure.
02/01/2013 - 02/10/2013
Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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