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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, December 5, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays J.S.Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, Alberto García Demestres' Genuine Smiles, John Cage's Twenty-three, and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
12/05/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Macbett
Is there no one I can trust? And shall I then suspect my brother, my faithful dog, the wine I drink, the air I breathe? Eugène Ionesco's Macbett turns Shakespeare’s classic tale into a tragic farce that captures the insanity of war. After subduing a rebellion, the generals Macbett and Banco are promised great rewards by the Archduke Duncan. When Duncan breaks his promise, Macbett is driven to plot Duncan’s murder, take his crown, and steal his wife. Ionesco’s reworking. Shannon Sindelar directs.
12/05/2012 - 12/08/2012

Location: Rauh Studio Theater, Purnell Center, CMU, Pittsurgh, PA
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Latshaw Pops Christmas Show
The Latshaw Pops Orchestra, singers and dancers perform a holiday variety show with Christmas songs and carols, and a special visit from Santa. A preconcert lunch may be reserved at 800 528-7429.
12/05/2012
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA


The Crucible
The hysteria and intolerance of the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s provide the setting for this Arthur Miller classic. When a mysterious illness affects a teenage girl, the family looks for someone or something to blame. Suggestions of witchcraft made by the jealous, conniving Abigail Williams throws this town into a frenzy of accusations. A rich allegory of the McCarthy era of the 1940s and 50s, The Crucible won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953.
12/06/2012 - 12/16/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Music 101: Michael Lipman, PSO Cellist
In a lecture/performance entitled, "Old Cello, New Cello," Michael Lipman will tell the stories of his two remarkably different instruments.
12/06/2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Almost, Maine
The Gateway H.S. Drama Club stages "Almost, Maine," by John Cariani, directed by Larry F. Cervi and produced by Drama Club sponsor Bob Read. On a moonless midwinter night, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.
12/06/2012 - 12/08/2012
12/06 - 7:30 pm
12/07 - 7:30 pm
12/08 - 2:00 pm

Location: Gateway H. S., 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA


Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
The much renowned and recorded Pittsburgh Symphony Brass ensemble performs a concert of Christmas music in a small 1882 Gothic church built by the Fox family. The concert is presented by the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts. Tickets at 412-867-1816. (Adult: $25, Student: $1.) A post-concert reception follows at The Red Brick Gallery.
12/06/2012

Location: Memorial Church of Our Father, Foxburg, PA
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The Nutcracker
The adventures of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince unfold in Terrence Orr’s staging with a grand–scale production set in 1912 Pittsburgh, featuring dazzling costumes, a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 80 dancers, and Tchaikovsky's timeless music.
12/07/2012 - 12/30/2012

Location: Benedum Center, 237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony
Leonard Slatkin conducts the PSO premiere of the charming Symphony #68 by Franz Joseph Haydn. Then hear the world premiere of Composer of the year Mason Bates' Violin Concerto featuring Anne Akiko Meyers, and Saint-Saëns' popular Third Symphony, featuring the organ, wdedicated to the composer's friend, Franz Liszt.
12/07/2012 - 12/09/2012
12/07 - 8:00 pm
12/09 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Winter Dreams
Celebrate the holiday season with Tchaikovsky's Symphony #1 ("Winter Dreams") and Nutcracker Suite, along with Christmas medleys and a holiday sing-along -- Friday, Dec. 7, 8pm, Butler County Community College; Saturday, Dec. 8, 7pm, Shaler Area Elementary School. 
12/07/2012 - 12/08/2012
Pittsburgh, PA
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