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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, April 8, 2013

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
Conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell leads these six masterpieces in concerto grosso form, J.S. Bach's supreme achievement in instrumental music. The Brandenburg Concertos were unknown until published on the centennial of Bach's death. QED's Jim Cunningham hosts a pre-concert talk at 6:30.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Clay Concert Theatre, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and an author who has been requested by many audience members, presents an extraordinary finale to our season in a talk about her life and her distinguished body of work, including People of the Book, March, and her latest best-seller, Caleb’s Crossing.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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California University Concert Band & Community Band South
The California University Concert Band (Charles Marty Sharer, director) and Community Band South (Dean Streator & James Bennet, directors) will perform separately and then join for John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis."
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA

Duets: Music for Cello and Piano
Chatham's Chamber Music Series presents cellist Michael Lipman and pianist Yeeha Chiu in Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata, Op. 18; and other works for cello and piano
Time: 7:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Faculty Recital
Cyrus Forough, violin, with Sung-Im Kim, piano
Time: 8pm

Location: Kresge Theater

Our Class
In 1941, as Poland is being invaded, we meet ten schoolchildren, each one innocent and unaware of their futures as villains or victims - or both; each actor portrays a character from age 8 to adulthood. Fourteen "lessons" show how fear, envy and paranoia beget violence, murder and retribution. Music by Doug Levine & Susanne Ortner-Roberts (performed live) helps make Our Class an unforgettable experience. Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Parental discretion advised.
04/10/2013 - 05/04/2013
Stephen Foster Memorial Pittsburgh, PA
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The School for Scandal
Directed by Alan Stanford, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal is widely considered a comic masterpiece of the Restoration Period with witty dialogue, hidden identities, and appropriately scandalous, slanderous, and scheming characters. This comedy of manners (both good and bad!) still feels fresh after 235 years.
04/11/2013 - 04/21/2013
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Green Light Saxophone Quartet
The quartet of Duquesne University graduate students will feature a variety of music from jazz to classical, as well as celebrate local art with pieces from several local Pittsburgh artists.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, 2018 S Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Handbell Soloist in Concert
Nancy Hascall of Lake Oswego, Oregon presents a free concert of classical works by Debussy, Haydn, Massenet, Faure, and Chopin, plus a selection of sacred, folk, and popular tunes. Accompanist: Mary Rita Rossetti, Director of Music at St. Alexis.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Saint Alexis Parish, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA

Bell Plays Bernstein
Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to perform Leonard Bernstein’s heart-wrenching Serenade, a piece Bernstein dedicated to the memory of his mentor, the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Composer of the Year Mason Bates’ Desert Transport depicts the Arizona desert as seen from above in a helicopter. Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his PSO debut with Brahms' stunning Third Symphony, a prime example of the deeply personal music composed during the Romantic era.
04/12/2013 - 04/14/2013
04/12 - 8:00 pm
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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