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WQED Cultural Calendar

Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans
Date(s): 08/31/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Rocky Bleier hosts aa one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women, featuring a moving performance of Danny Boy with PSO oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Allegheny County Police Detective Ricky Manning; a special Armed Forces Salute medley, God Bless America with soprano Katy Shackleton Williams, Brahms' Violin Concerto featuring the PSO's Ellen Chen-Livingston, and Copland's "Four Dance Episodes" from Rodeo.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Neighborhood Week: Brass N’at
Date(s): 09/01/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
A program of fanfares, miniatures, and marches featuring the PSO brass and percussion sections, including works by Dukas, Warlock, Sousa, Grainger, and Wagner; Arnaud's Olympic Fanfare, and John Williams' Throne Room music from Star Wars. Brass players from the community can register for the opportunity to rehearse and perform with PSO players. See link for details.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Schenley Plaza Lawn, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Music for Violin and Harp: Andres Cardenes & Gretchen Van Hoesen
Date(s): 09/01/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Faculty members Andres Cardenes and Gretchen Van Hoesen will perform works by Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bernard Andres, and more. Free and open to the public.
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Neighborhood Week: Play N’at
Date(s): 09/02/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Symphony musicians; Steve Hackman, Creative Director of FUSE@PSO; and artist Baron Batch combine for a lively evening of music, art, socializing and fun. The event features live classical chamber music, including cross-genre music arrangements by Steve Hackman, as well as Baron Batch's live painting inspired by the music.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA

Walk-In Movie Night
Date(s): 09/02/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs WQED's first ever free Movie Night, featuring select independent films by talented filmmakers whose work has be seen on WQED's Filmmakers Corner. The outdoor screening begins when it's dark. You'll also get behind-the-scenes glimpses of Rick Sebak's two newest documentaries for PBS. RSVP via the 'website' link.
Presenter: WQED Multimedia
WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
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Neighborhood Week: Music Squared
Date(s): 09/03/2015 Time: 12:00 pm
Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a free, one-hour lunchtime concert during the Thursday Farmers' Market.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA

OPEK Plays Strayhorn
Date(s): 09/04/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
First Fridays at the Frick presents the musical ensemble OPEK, led by Pittsburgh jazz saxophonist Ben Opie, in a tribute to the music of Pittsburgh native, pianist and longtime Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn.
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Neighborhood Week: Classical Standards
Date(s): 09/04/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Jazz alto saxophone legend Phil Woods joins PSO musicians to recreate the historic 1950 recording "Charlie Parker with Strings," featuring arrangements of classical standards, which Parker often referred to as his all-time favorite sessions. The concert will also recreate selections from the 1955 album "Clifford Brown with Strings," featuring trumpeter Dr. James Moore.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny County Music Festival
Date(s): 09/06/2015 Time: 5:00 - 9:30 pm
A festival of local rock bands. Rusted Root performs at 7:30 with special guests Beauty Slap, J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights, and Donora. Festival proceeds support disadvantaged children.
Presenter: Allegheny County
Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre