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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, October 6, 2012


Verdi's Rigoletto
The court jester Rigoletto (Mark Delavan) loves his daughter Gilda (Lyubov Petrova) nearly as much as he hates the Duke of Mantua (Michael W. Lee). The Duke steals Gilda's honor, and the jester must continue to joke, even as he plans revenge. Rigoletto sometimes takes a joke too far for the comfort of his audience. But, this being opera, Rigoletto is met not by boos, but by a curse, when one of his jokes gets a little too personal. Antony Walker conducts.
10/06/2012 - 10/14/2012
10/06 - 8:00 pm
10/09 - 7:00 pm
10/12 - 8:00 pm
10/14 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Italia
Music Director Matthew Kraemer begins the orchestra's 64th season with such familiar classics as Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.
10/06/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of George Vosburgh and Thomas Thompson, the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble will perform Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs, a bright and upbeat march, as well as Strauss' lyrical Serenade for Winds, among others. Free admission.
10/06/2012
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Travellers
The music of The Travellers creates the perfect blend of modern music and traditional western Chinese folk music. Combining the ancient people's special Dombra (traditional Mongolian instrument), the Matouqin (two-string horse head fiddle), the shaman drum, the African drum, the Hoomei. By mixing the Chinese Long Song form together with modern music and chanting, you can feel their passion towards nature and life.
10/06/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Rebel - Hark the Bright Seraphim!
A majestic, highly-virtuosic program of vocal and instrumental music by four quintessential composers: J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi, which perfectly blends Sherezade Panthaki's effervescent soprano and the clarion sound of John Thiessen's natural trumpet, with REBEL's signature incisiveness.
10/06/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir
Robert Page conducts.
10/07/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra
Under the direction of Ronald Zollman, the Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra will perform an all-Beethoven program including the Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus and Symphonies #8 & #4.
10/07/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Opera Orchestra Artists in Recital
Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra violinist Dawn Posey, violin, and harpist Nuiko Wadden perform an arrangement of J.S. Bach's Lute Suite #1, Saint-Saens' Fantasie for violin and harp, Ricardo Lorenz'sJaromiluna, and Henriette Renie's Trio for Harp, Violin, and Cello with cellist Katya Janpoladyan of the Freya String Quartet.
10/07/2012
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Monk's Place, 3634 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin is the preeminent writer about the current Supreme Court. He appears with his anticipated new book, The Oath: The Obama White House vs. The Supreme Court. Toobin claims, “The battle between a conservative court and a liberal president will be one of the central behind-the-scenes dramas of the Obama years.”
10/08/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeomen of the Guard
The Savoyards' 74th season begins with Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard." Set in the Tower of London...A Gallant Prisoner, Jester and Jailers...Love and Woe...A magnificent score. Musical Director Guy Russo, Stage Director Charles Penick.
10/12/2012 - 10/21/2012

Location: Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, Pa
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