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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, March 9, 2014

Virginia Glee Club
Founded in 1871, the Virginia Glee Club is the oldest musical organization at the University of Virginia and one of the oldest male collegiate vocal ensembles in the USA. The Club has been recognized consistently as a leader among American men's choruses, performing sacred and secular music in the classical tradition. Directed by Grammy Award-winner Frank Albinder, the group has toured domestically and abroad, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, NPR's Performance Today, and the VOA.
Time: 4:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Stranger Convention
This Pittsburgh quartet enlarges the definition of jazz by blending old with new, jazz with non-jazz, and acoustic with electronic to create an original sound while holding appreciation of the current diverse musical landscape.
Time: 2:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Russian Easter Overture
Lawrence Loh conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, Copland's The Promise of Living, and Mahler's Totenfeier. Conducting competition winner Yani Quemado will lead Bizet’s March of the Toreadors. Tickets are required and are available online for free. (click the adjacent 'website' link)
Time: 7:30pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Art of the Serenade
Mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis and tenor Paulo Faustini join guitarist Allen Krantz in a program representing five centuries of song
Time: 4pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
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Colum McCann
Colum McCann won the National Book Award for his acclaimed novel and book-club favorite, Let The Great World Spin. He celebrates Ireland with his latest work in literary fiction, Transatlantic, "emotionally charges, beautifully controlled tales..." raves Kirkus Reviews.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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An Evening with Carol Brown
Chatham University presents its 2014 Hollander Award for Women in Leadership to Carol Brown, retired President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Brown's lecture on the changing climate for women in Pittsburgh is free and open to the public. Prior registration is recommended.

Location: Campbell Chapel, Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.
03/11/2014 - 03/16/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Recital & Luncheon
Greater Johnstown High School Jazz Band, directed by Adam Bukosky followed by light lunch.
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine Street, Johnstown, PA

Ravel's Bolero
Featured in Disney's Fantasia and based on a poem by Goethe, Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice tells the story of a student who uses magical spells he hasn't yet learned to control. Pianist Michel Camilo, whose music combines elements of classical, jazz and world music, performs his own Piano Concerto #2. Conductor Leonard Slatkin presents four Ravel works, including his famous Bolero that demonstrate the composer's penchant for traditional dance forms.
03/14/2014 - 03/16/2014
03/14 - 8:00 pm
03/16 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ramsey Lewis
After his classic acoustic albums in the 1960s, Ramsey Lewis reunited in the '70s with Maurice White, leader of the enigmatic and iconic, Earth, Wind & Fire to record the certified gold album Sun Goddess. Ramsey has pulled together a new electric group that can funk it out, getting that good-time groove on with tunes from Sun Goddess as well as new compositions composed for this tour.
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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