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Brentano Quartet with Todd Palmer, clarinet
Date(s): 04/27/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
The program includes Charpentier's Suite in D minor, James MacMillan's String Quartet #3, and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115.
Presenter: Chamber Music Pittsburgh
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Splendid City
Date(s): 04/28/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
A concert planned entirely by Western PA high school students featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing side-by-side with student musicians in part of the program which includes Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture, Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, Michael Gilbertson's Splendid City, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Date(s): 04/29/2015 - 05/09/2015
PICT Classic Theatre's Downtown Series concludes with the cabaret-style revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel with English lyrics and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Schuman. Alan Stanford directs with musical direction by Douglas Levine.
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
Location: Peirce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Date(s): 04/30/2015 - 05/03/2015
Chatham Baroque will perform Claudio Monteverdi's complete Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of 1624. Attack Theatre's new choreography represents combat scenes described in the text. The vocal ensemble Ping performs the madrigals, with solos from Grammy Award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan. This "mini-opera" from the eighth book of madrigals is based on poetry by Torquato Tasso and includes a dramatic love story set against the East-West conflict of the First Crusade. Adam Paul's video art provides a dynamic backdrop throughout.
Presenter: Chatham Baroque
04/30 - 7:30 pm
05/01 - 8:00 pm
05/02 - 8:00 pm
05/03 - 2:30 pm
Location: Hillman Auditorium, Kaufmann Center, 1835 Center Ave. Pittsburgh, PA

Indigo Girls with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Date(s): 04/30/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — better known as the Indigo Girls — perform with the PSO conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Twenty years after their debut CD, the Indigo Girls still bring sublime harmonies to their heartfelt catalog of songs. Drawing from 14 original studio albums, Ray and Saliers will perform their classics, such as "Power of Two," "Closer to Fine," "Virginia Woolf," "Kid Fears" and many more.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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I Got Gershwin!
Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
On the cover of Time magazine at age 26, on the Broadway stage, in Hollywood, from Tin Pan Alley to Paris, George Gershwin dominated the scene of the early twentieth century. Join the Mendelssohn for a delightful evening of song, including excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and standards like "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "The Man I Love," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Love Walked In." You'll hear rarities from Hollywood, solo songs, and some of Gershwin's own piano arrangements and Preludes.
Presenter: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
05/02 - 8:00 pm
05/03 - 3:00 pm
Location: Hillman Center for the Performing Arts, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

30 Seasons of Singing
Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
Susan Medley conducts a collection of chorale and audience favorites from the Chorale's past 30 years with pianist Bryan Sable, percussionist Robert Rawsthorne and bassist Justin Bendel. Saturday at Ingomar United Methodist Church; Sunday at Fox Chapel Presbyterian.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale
05/02 - 7:30 pm
05/03 - 4:00 pm
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Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment
Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/10/2015
Sung in English. Fun-loving, tomboyish Marie meets Tonio in a madcap romance with show-stopping arias for both lead singers. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee stars as Tonio, singing the famous nine high Cs in "Ah, my friends (Ah, mes amis)," alongside Lisette Oropesa (Abduction from the Seraglio, 2011) as Marie. Joyce Castle is the Marquise of Berkenfeld, and Kevin Glavin is the old soldier Sulpice. Antony Walker conducts.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Opera
05/02 - 8:00 pm
05/05 - 7:00 pm
05/08 - 7:30 pm
05/10 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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For Glory and Honor
Date(s): 05/02/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
A season finale that ranges from rousing to solemn, ending with the iconic 1812 Overture. Selections include American Salute, Gardens of Stone, Mansions of the Lord, Finlandia, and a medley from Victory at Sea. The Tsar Lazar Choir joins the orchestra and sings pre-concert at 7:30. Artifacts from the Civil War and other conflicts will be on view in the lobby.
Presenter: Washington Symphony Orchestra
Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington, PA
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Durufle's Requiem
Date(s): 05/02/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
Maurice Durufle's magnificent, meditative Requiem, incorporating themes from Gregorian chant, will be sung by the Saint Vincent Camerata and mezzo-soprano Olga Perez Flora accompanied by the Academy Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Flora will also sing Respighi's Il Tramonto. Schubert's An die Musik, arranged by Robert Page, is also scheduled. Stephen Concordia conducts.
Location: St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA