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WQED Cultural Calendar

Buyer & Cellar
Date(s): 05/28/2015 - 06/28/2015
Barbra Streisand's coffee table book, My Passion for Design, inspired this hilarious fictional account of what goes on in her Malibu estate's basement, which has become an arcade of shops displaying the fabulous stuff the superstar has collected. Alex is the clerk of this mall whose only customer is Babs herself, and the nature of their relationship is both friend and faux. Entertainment Weekly says "This show will go down like butta!"
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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F295 Symposium
Date(s): 05/28/2015 - 05/31/2015
Devoted to alternative photographic processes, the F295 Symposium features two days of lectures, a weekend of hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned masters, its largest trade show to date, two short films from the Carnegie's Hillman Photography Initiative, multiple exhibitions, portfolio sharing and discussion, networking, and more.
Presenter: f295
Pittsburgh, PA

Sing On! Via
Date(s): 05/28/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
Repertoire chosen to accentuate the purity and clarity of young, trained voices includes Laudamus Te by Vivaldi, When Children Sing by Mary Goetze, My Heart Soars by Ruth Watson Henderson and Al Shlosha D'Varim by Allan Naplan, as well as many delightfully-arranged folk songs.
Presenter: Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Location: Waverly Presbyterian Church, 390 S. Braddock Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Madama Butterfly
Date(s): 05/28/2015 - 05/31/2015
WQED's Anna Singer and Undercroft regular Katie Manukyan are double cast as Cio-Cio San, a young girl who believes in her "marriage" to Colonel Pinkerton, an American soldier stationed in Japan. In Italian with English supertitles. Seth Gruber and William Andrews are double cast as Colonel Pinkerton.
Presenter: Undercroft Opera
Location: Antonian Theatre, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

Plea for Nepal: Special Concert
Date(s): 05/28/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Classical WQED-FM 89.3's Jim Cunningham emcees this Concert for Nepal featuring guest artists from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other leading performers to promote aid for earthquake victims in Nepal. Pre-concert reception at 5:30.
Presenter: Chatham University
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Dance and Flight
Date(s): 05/29/2015 - 05/31/2015
Principal Bassoonist Nancy Goeres will enchant in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Ludwig's "Pictures from the Floating World." Debussy's languid impressionistic style will be heard in the opening work, "Iberia." Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena also brings dances from his home country and Argentina in suites from De Falla's opera "La Vida Breve," and Ginastera's rhythmic and passionate ballets "Panambi" and "Estancia."
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
05/29 - 7:30 pm
05/31 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Fiddlesticks Family Concert: Summer Escape
Date(s): 05/30/2015 Time: 11:15 am
Whether it's a trip to the beach or a journey West, summer is a time for escaping normal routines for family fun in new places. Fiddlesticks helps prepare us for the summer travel season with music that transports listeners to far-away destinations. Enjoy John Williams' rousing overture from The Cowboys, selections from Ferde Grofe's majestic Grand Canyon Suite, and swashbuckling melodies from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Scholarship Winners Recital
Date(s): 05/31/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association's 2015 winners will be joined by previous scholarship winners in music by Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, and Debussy to celebrate 15 years of scholarships. A reception follows. Free admission.
Location: Steinway Gallery, 445 South Main St., Pittsburgh, PA

Classical Guitar Orchestra Concert
Date(s): 05/31/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society's first concert with orchestra presents repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to present day. There will also be solo and duet performances. Proceeds benefit the community and raise money for the PCGS.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 4301 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

We Remember: Celebrating Anne Frank
Date(s): 05/31/2015 Time: 6:00 pm
Contralto Daphne Alderson and pianist Norma Meyer commemorates the 86th anniversary of Anne Frank's birth through a contemporary cantata based on Anne's inner life as described in her diary.
Location: Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA