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WQED Cultural Calendar

Mozart Festival Opens
Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
Principal Horn William Caballero premieres Robert Levin's new edition of Mozart's Horn Concerto #1 and Orchestra. Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart's popular Symphony #41 "Jupiter", nicknamed for the Olympian magnitude of its finale. And, Robert Levin improvises his own cadenza in Mozart's Piano Concerto # 20 in D minor.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
04/25 - 8:00 pm
04/26 - 8:00 pm
04/27 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
The Duquesne Opera Workshop (Guenko Guechev, director) presents Mozart's profound and comical opera The Marriage of Figaro with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra.
Presenter: Duquesne University
04/25 - 7:30 pm
04/27 - 2:00 pm
Location: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie, PA
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Brad Mehldau Trio
Date(s): 04/25/2014 Time: 7:00 pm
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau's most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Larry Grenadier (most recently at MCG Jazz with Pat Metheny) and Jeff Ballard round out the trio.
Presenter: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Songs from Shakespeare's Troupe
Date(s): 04/25/2014 Time: 7:30pm
Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead with lutenist Howard Bass in a program of Elizabethan lute songs and solos from the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Presenter: Westminster Music & Arts Series
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
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Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival
Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 05/04/2014
The Festival begins with an opening night gala, and features 47 screenings in 4 locations including the local premiere of "Omar," the 2014 Oscar-nominated film directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Omar, a young and bold baker who lives in occupied Palestine, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his forbidden love interest Nadia. Sadly, occupied Palestine knows neithersimple love nor clear-cut war.
Presenter: Silk Screen Asian Arts
Location: Various theaters
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Philip Glass in Conversation
Date(s): 04/25/2014 Time: 1:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon School of Music is proud to present composer Philip Glass. Mr. Glass will engage in a conversation about his music with faculty member Richard Randall as well as take questions from the audience. This event will conclude with the Matisse String Quartet performing Glass’ String Quartet No. 5. Free, but tickets required (follow link at right).
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Philip Glass' Orphee
Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 05/04/2014
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice gets a "lyrical, even seductive" (Washington Times) makeover from Philip Glass, via French visionary Jean Cocteau: the poet Orphee becomes involved with a mysterious Princess. Love eventually triumphs...but not without a price. Matthew Worth is Orphee, Caroline Worra is Euridice. Antony Walker conducts.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Opera
04/26 - 8:00 pm
04/29 - 7:00 pm
05/02 - 8:00 pm
05/04 - 3:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Jazz Mass
Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
Thomas Douglas conducts the Mass of Hope by Pittsburgh's own Joe Negri accompanied by the Joe Negri Trio.
Presenter: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
04/26 - 8:00 pm
04/27 - 4:00 pm
Location: New Hazlett Theater, 1 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA
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Wayne McGregor|Random Dance
Date(s): 04/26/2014 Time: 8:00 pm
Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking vision embraces dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology to create intriguing, expansive works. And FAR is no exception. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light, FAR binds innovative design with choreography inspired by radical cognitive research process. It will make you think differently about dance.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Dance Council
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Season Finale
Date(s): 04/26/2014 Time: 7:30 pm
With her "impeccable sound and technique" (The New York Times), Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova lends her talents to Barber's Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Arvo Part's Fratres and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
Presenter: Westmoreland Symphony
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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