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Symphony East
Date(s): 10/20/2014 Time: 1:00 pm
Pianist Rick Purcell and vocalist Shari Richards perform Songs from the Great American Songbook for Symphony East, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Location: Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Rd., Murrysville, PA

Robert J. Lacovic, piano
Date(s): 10/21/2014 Time: 12:00 pm
Johnstown's Robert J. Lacovic of will perform piano works by contemporary Spanish composers and classics from earlier periods by Scarlatti, Debussy, De Falla, Rachmaninoff and Joaquin Turina.
Presenter: First Lutheran Church
415 Vine St., Johnstown, PA
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Benjamin Britten's The Beggar's Opera
Date(s): 10/22/2014 - 10/25/2014
The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music adapted by Benjamin Britten in 1948. The Beggar's Opera is widely considered Gay's best known work. Philip Walsh, conductor; Dan Rigazzi, stage director.
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
10/22 - 8:00 pm
10/23 - 8:00 pm
10/24 - 8:00 pm
10/25 - 2:00 pm
Location: Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Miss Julie
Date(s): 10/23/2014 - 11/15/2014
During the course of a midsummer night in the post-Civil War South, Miss Julie, the young daughter of a plantation owner, seeks to escape her cramped uptight life by trying to seduce one of her father's former slaves. What begins as a flirtatious grappling for power between the two quickly escalates into a sexual relationship which has dark consequences. This new adaptation by Mark Clayton Southers mixes race into the dangerous cocktail of class and gender politics that Strindberg exploded onstage, restoring the sense of shock and outrage with which audiences greeted the play's original premiere. Andrew Paul directs.
Presenter: The Phoenix: A Theatre Company
Location: TBA

A Chorus Line
Date(s): 10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014

Presenter: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Divine Travel
Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to lead Grieg's popular Peer Gynt suite. Principal Flutist Lorna McGhee solos in Nielsen's Flute Concerto. Sibelius' romantic Symphony No. 5, the composer’s reaction to the musical modernism of his time, closes this program.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
10/24 - 7:30 pm
10/26 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Sleeping Beauty
Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
The PBT Orchestra accompanies the fairytale splendor of The Sleeping Beauty. Resting at the pinnacle of classical ballet, good conquers evil in the beloved story of Princess Aurora's enchanted slumber. Set to one of Tchaikovsky's most celebrated scores, The Sleeping Beauty's legendary Rose Adagio scene ranks among the most spellbinding sequences in classical ballet.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
10/24 - 8:00pm
10/25 - 2:00pm
10/25 - 8:00pm
10/26 - 2:00pm
237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ain't Misbehavin' Gala
Date(s): 10/24/2014 Time: 7:00 pm
Join Belle Voci of Pittsburgh at the "Speakeasy" at this year's Ain't Misbehavin' Gala, featuring the Joe Negri Trio, a cocktail reception and auction, and choral performances by Belle Voci, Duquesne University's Voices of Spirit and Fox Chapel Area High School's Vulpes Cantantes. Jon Burnett will emcee.
Location: The Priory, 614 Pressley St, Pittsburgh, PA

Trillium Ensemble
Date(s): 10/24/2014 Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring Elise DePasquale, flute; Rachael Stutzman, clarinet; Katie Palumbo, piano.
Presenter: Chatham University
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Jose Ramos Santana, piano
Date(s): 10/25/2014 Time: 4:00 pm
Born in Puerto Rico, Jose Ramos Santana performs a wide and diverse repertoire while being an acknowledged master of Spanish music. Mr. Ramos Santana has appeared as a guest soloist with such major orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.
Presenter: Music in a Great Space
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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