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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting today

The Rake's Progress
It seems to be a simple fable, but the combination of Stravinsky's electrifying score, W.H. Auden's libretto, David Hockney''s sets and costumes, and a superlative cast make this production of The Rake's Progress sublime. Tom Rakewell's journey from fortunate heir, to gambler, to inmate at Bedlam, is a Pittsburgh Opera premiere and a cautionary tale you'll remember with amazement.
04/30/2016 - 05/08/2016
04/30 - 8:00 pm
05/03 - 7:00 pm
05/06 - 7:30 pm
05/08 - 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 231 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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April in Paris: The Mendelssohn Choir's Third Annual Cabaret
Join members of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh as we journey to the City of Light for a little joie de vivre! We return to the second-floor lounge of Olive or Twist to celebrate the city of Paris. Our Cabaret Fundraisers routinely sell out in advance so purchase tickets early to ensure a delightful evening of song. Pittsburgh favorite Anna Singer returns for the third year in a row to emcee our cabaret!Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, special dessert, cash bar, and auction. Tickets are limited, so act quickly to reserve your place at this special event.Tickets are general admission and there will be various lounge-type seating available, including bar stools, high tops, some soft seating, and standard seating. The second floor lounge has its own entrance on 6th Street (kitty-corner from Heinz Hall), or use the main entrance to Olive or Twist and take the elevator to the second floor.
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Olive or Twist

20th Annual St. Jude Children's Hospital Kung Fu Fundraiser20th A
Kids Kung Fu Marathon: 11am-Noon Adult Kung Fu Marathon: Noon-2pmFree Food from Local Shops: Zenith, Big Dog Coffee, Le Petit Cafe & more…Free Acupuncture & Acu-pressure, Nutrition Info…Movies: Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, KF Documentaries…Rothrock’s Kung Fu students and South Side residents will come together for the 20th Annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Kung Fu Health & Fitness Fundraiser. The entire neighborhood is invited to cheer-on and/or participate in some or all of the activities and enjoy food, games, prizes, and each other’s company at this family and kid-friendly event. Donations are welcome but not required to attend & enjoy!
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM

Location: Rothrocks' Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy 2340 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Children of the World concert
Children of the World concert under the direction of Kathryn Brnard, Artistic and General Director of PSCA, on April 30, 5:00 PM at the Covenant Felllowship Reformed Preesbyterian Church, 1300 Swissval Ave. 15221. Suggested. donation $5 at the door. For more information contact Bill Hill 412-267-7707
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Covenant Fellowship Reformed Presbyterian Church 1300 Swissvale Ave.

Amica Mia. Dedicated to the memory of Dolores Single
Anica Mia. Dedicated to the memory of Dolores Single. Featuring music of Berlioz, Mozart, Faure and Schubert. Eva Ostrakovna, Soprano, Yeeha Chiu, Piano, Michael Nieland, Violin and Mark Sutton, Violin & Viola. Free and Open to the Public. A $10.00 donation is suggested for the American Cancer Society.
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd. Pgh, PA 15220

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra Spring Celebration!
Join us for an evening of music and family oriented activities as we celebrate the conclusion of a successful 42nd season!Program includes works by Telemann, O'Connor, Janacek, Bach, Debussy, Verdi and two Pittsburgh Premieres by Brett Abigaa and Till McIvor Meyn. Featuring guest soloists Marylene Gingras-Roy, Paul Evans, Colin Pinto-Martin, Ben Foster, Mat Docktor and Concerto Competition winners, Aaron Berger and Geoffrey Madge.Pre-concert performances by Handmade Percussion and Soundwaves Steelband.Admission is free but tickets are required. To download tickets please go to: For questions or more information, please e-mail or call 412-391-0526.
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum (4141 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

Classic Rock
Rock for every generation with tunes by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cream, Buddy Holly, and BB King. Hits from Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears will be part of the program as well. Don your old leisure suit and participate in a contest for best period costume.
05/05/2016 - 05/12/2016
05/05 - 7:30 pm
05/06 - 7:30 pm
05/07 - 7:30 pm
05/10 - 7:30 pm
05/12 - 7:30 pm
(various locations)

The Complete Beethoven Piano/Violin Sonatas: Recital 1
In this first of three concerts featuring the complete Beethoven Piano/Violin Sonatas, faculty members Cyrus Forough and Sergey Scheplin will come together to perform Sonatas No. 1, 5 and 7 on Thurs. May 5. The remaining two concerts will be sheduled in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Free an open to the public.
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Yom HaShoah Memorial Program
Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts are singing Hatikvah, the traditional Jewish anthem at the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Levinson Hall-JCC Kaufmann Building 5738 Forbes Avenue enter from the Darlington Road side. on Thurs. May 5 at 7: PM. For more information please contact Bill Hill 412-267-7707
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Levinson Hall- JCC Kaufmann Building 5738 Forbes Avenue

Byron Janis Master Class
Renoenrd as one of the world`s greatest concert pianists. Byron Janis will host a master class in Alumni Concert Hall (College of Fine Arts Building) At Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, May 5th at 12 pm..Sergy Schepkin, Assoc. Professor of Piano has worked with Mr. Janis to select three CMU students to work with Mr. Janis. This master class is free and open to the public.
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

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