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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, April 26, 2014

Philip Glass' Orphee
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.
04/26/2014 - 05/04/2014
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
Thomas Douglas conducts the Mass of Hope by Pittsburgh's own Joe Negri accompanied by the Joe Negri Trio.
04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
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
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.
04/26/2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Season Finale
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.
04/26/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Works for French Horn with Organ
Hear works by Corelli, Mozart, Franz Strauss, Dubois, Loeillet, Gliere and Rachmaninoff. Carrie Smith has taught at Carnegie Mellon and has worked with Lorin Maazel, Andre Previn, Danny Kaye, Yo-Yo Ma, Lionel Hampton, Chuck Mangione, etc. Ethan LaPlaca is an acclaimed organist known for his dynamic musicianship and intuitive sense of score interpretation. He is the Associate Organist at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Freewill offering suggested.
04/26/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: St. Anthony's Chapel, 1704 Harpster St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Ahreum Han, organ
Organist Ahreum Han's imaginative, powerful, and extraordinary performances have thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. A rising star of the classical organ world, Ms. Han was a featured soloist at the 2012 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, and has been featured on public radio's Pipedreams. Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Han earned degrees from Westminster Choir College, the Yale School of Music, and the Curtis Institute. Co-presented with the Organ Artists Series.
04/27/2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Harpist Claire Jones & percussionist Chris Marshall
The C2 Duo: Claire Jones, former Official Harpist to HRH Prince Charles, and her husband, composer and percussionist Chris Marshall, give a concert co-presented with the American Harp Society.
04/27/2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Harpercussion
Harpist Claire Jones, former official harpist to the Prince of Wales, with percussionist Chris Marshall (both from Wales)
04/27/2014
Time: 4pm
Calvary United Methodist Church, 954 Beech Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Harriet Miller, piano
A listener-friendly recital program featuring works by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Scriabin, and dance pieces by Bartok and Ginastera. Miller, a pianist at First Lutheran, is organist/music director at Christ United Methodist Church in Moxham. Free and open to the public.
04/27/2014
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St, Johnstown, PA
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Music of Mozart
As part the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Mozart Festival, the PSO and Chamber Music Pittsburgh co-present an all-Mozart concert including selections for Violin and Piano completed by Harvard scholar and Classical period keyboard expert Robert Levin, performing with Noah Bendix-Balgley, newly-appointed First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. Mr. Levin and PSO members also perform the Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, and Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581.
04/29/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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