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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting today

I Could Have Danced All Night: Celebrating Dance through Music
You'll be tempted to get up and move to music that's inspired by dance, including the Tango, the Charleston and, yes, even country hoedown! Featuring Bryan Sable on piano, Robert Rawsthorne, percussion, and Justin Bendel on bass.
05/07/2016 - 05/08/2016
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Saturday - Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238; Sunday - Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W Ingomar Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

The Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc.
The Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc. is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Trilogy Concerts Series, featuring 3 great performances. The concert features the Latin stylings of Noel Quintana and his Latin Crew.Tickets can be purchased at
Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh ~ Homewood Branch 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Strings Extravaganza Belle Voci with Strings Attached
This final performance of the season combines the forces of Belle Voci (Beautiful Voices in Song), under the direction of Craig Cannon, and the Giambelli String Quartet (GSQ). This will be the fourth year that the two groups have collaborated on Belle Voci’s annual spring concert. Belle Voci and GSQ will combine to perform a complete version of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for women’s choir, featuring Belle Voci’s own soloist from with the choir. Other selections include works by Brewbaker, Ramsey, Herryman, Shields, and G. Smith.Proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and the Race for the Cure.
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: First Baptist Church, Oakland (159 Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Music at Rodef Shalom Congrregation
The final concert in the 2015-16 Music at Rodef Shalom Congregation series will feature 21 year old cellist, Edgar Moreau. Accompanied by pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and the Temple Gift Shop will be open
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue.

Shen Yun in Pittsburgh
Experience a Divine CultureThere was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. This was a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals.Known today as China, this place was once called 'the Middle Kingdom' and 'the Land of the Divine'.What if you could journey back and visit this lost world?Now you can. Shen Yun invites you to experience this divine culture of the Middle Kingdom. As the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery.
05/10/2016 - 05/11/2016

Location: TThe Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Chamber Series: Bolshoi Trios
The final Chamber Series concert of the 2015-16 academic year, "Bolshoi Trios". will on Tues. May 10. This concert will feature violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, cellist Anne Martindale Williams, and pianist Dimitri Papadimitrou performing Shostakovich Paiano Trio No. 2 in E Minor Op 67 and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. This series is free but a ticket is required.
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Kresge Theatre College of Fine Arts

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh presents Jeffrey Turner
Our Farewell Concert (for the 2015-2016 season). Our program includes:J.B. Vanhal – Concerto for Double Bass with Guest Artist Jeff Turner; Aaron Copland – Quiet City; �F. J. Haydn – Symphony #45 in F-Sharp Minor – Farewell
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Chatham University, Campbell Memorial Chapel

Welcome to Here
Welcome to Here is a sensory-sensitive, adventure that provides a space for friends and families to celebrate, explore and belong. This production is designed to welcome individuals with autism spectrum disorders and sensory sensitivities, but everyone is invited! An ensemble of artists from Bricolage Production Company, alongside members of the ASD community, created this highly anticipated world premiere.Join us on an imaginative journey past threshold guardians, through tunnels, over barriers, and into a covert cave. On this personal quest, you’ll meet allies, conquer fears, traverse trials, solve puzzles, and quite possibly emerge as the “Hero of Here.”All that’s missing is you, so come as you are…Welcome to Here can’t wait for you to arrive. For tickets and more information please call 412-471-0999
05/12/2016 - 05/15/2016

Location: Bricolage Production Company 937 LIberty Avenue

Farewell- The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh 2015-16 Season Clos
The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the fourth and final concert of its 2015-16 season. It will be held at the Campbell Memorial Chapel on the Chatham University Campus on May 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm. $20 suggested donation and students free.The concert, “Farewell,” will spotlight Jeffrey Turner, Principle Bass for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as soloist in the Concerto for Double Bass by Johann Baptiste Vanhal. The program will also feature Aaron Copland’s Quiet City as well as Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony 45. Jeffrey Turner is the Director of Orchestral Studies at Duquesne University, where he serves as conductor of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra. A native of South Carolina, Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master's degree in conducting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Dr. Robert Page. Mr. Turner is also the Principal Bassist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His teachers include James VanDemark, Lawrence Hurst and Robert Gladstone. Before joining the PSO in 1987, Mr. Turner was the Principal Bass of the New American Chamber Orchestra from 1984 to 1986, and played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 1986-87 season. Jeffrey Turner has served as Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Maryland, and as a faculty member of Carnegie Mellon Mr. Turner gives annual recitals, seminars, and master classes at universities and conservatories throughout the world, and serves as resident artist for annual festivals including the Pacific Music Festival, The National Orchestral Institute, the Korsholm Festival (Finland), Indiana University's Summer Music Festival, and The Asian Youth Orchestra (Hong Kong). Mr. Turner has been a faculty member for International Workshops in Graz, Austria; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Glasgow, Scotland. He is featured as recitalist, clinician, and competition judge at the conventions of The International Society of Bassists.The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh is a grassroots orchestra offering exceptional performances of infrequently heard classical works. Our diverse repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the 21st century, from well-known masterpieces to brand new compositions. We feature the talents of local musicians and perform small-scale orchestral works in intimate settings throughout the city of Pittsburgh. We support education through performance and strive to enlighten our audiences through shared engagement with the arts.
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel - Chatham University

Chris Cleave
Presented in Partnership with Carnegie Library of PittsburghAward winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Cleave has been consistently praised for his “restrained, diamond-hard prose” (Washington Post), “ability to write big and deeply” (USA Today), and skill as “an acutely intelligent wordsmith” whose “sentences cut so deep you want to scream out in pain and recognition” (The Times UK). Now, Cleave, author of Little Bee, Gold, and Incendiary, returns to capture the hearts of readers everywhere with Everyone Brave is Forgiven, a spellbinding new novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of World War II London.A book signing will follow the lecture.Tickets $10
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Lecture Hall

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