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John Irving
Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim with his 1978 novel The World According to Garp. Several of his 14 novels have been bestsellers, and five have been adapted to film, including The Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire. Irving won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his script for The Cider House Rules.

Mark Twain Tonight
Mark Twain Tonight, the longest-running show in American theater history, marks its 61st year. Clive Barnes of the New York Times reviewed creator Hal Holbrook as Twain in 1977: "Hilariously funny. We see him not as the precursor of Will Rogers or even H. L. Mencken, but clearly as a prototypal Lenny Bruce, so anti-establishment you wonder why they allowed him into his century."

French, Russian, and American Piano Music
Pianist Michael Noble plays music by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev and Frederic Rzewksi.

The Rite of Spring
Considered scandalous at its 1913 premiere in Paris, Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring is now considered one of the greatest works of the 20th century. Principal harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen will play Ginastera's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, and the orchestra gives the Pittsburgh premiere of Edu Lobo's Suite Popular Brasileira.

Chatham Choir Cabaret Benefit
The Chatham Choir's annual fundraising event serves up appetizers and mocktails, sold for a small price, as well as a raffle basket drawing. All proceeds benefit the Chatham Choir. Performances include solos by Chatham University students, songs by the small group Chatham Chamber Choir, and the full Chatham Choir.

PSCA Annual Gala
An evening filled with music, food, auction and celebration. Guests will be entertained by the acclaimed female classical musical trio, Trio Nova Mundi. Click the "website" link to email for info.

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Paul Polivnick conducts the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic in Haydn's Symphony #95, William Kraft's Vintage Renaissance and Beyond, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5. Maestro Polivnick is Conductor Laureate of the New Hampshire Music Festival, and served as Music Director of the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestras, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Harmonia Classica of Vienna, Austria.

Horns of Plenty
This 70-member band presents "Horns of Plenty," featuring its eight-member horn section. Repertoire includes Joseph Jenkins' "American Overture," Walton's "Crown Imperial," Richard Saucedo's "Persistence," music from "Band of Brothers," and "The King and I," "The Best of Tower of Power," Verdi's Prelude to "La Traviata," and favorite marches. Free admission.

Showtime! Music of Film and Broadway
In "Showtime! Music of Film and Broadway," Becky Billock and other Tuesday Musical Club members present a dazzling program of beloved selections from classic films and Broadway productions. Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Venue: Byham Theater Time: 7:30 PM $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. Sydney native Alfio has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor/crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared.   Captivating his audience with equal parts music journey, powerful vocals and comedic banter, Alfio effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together in one audience; and regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish, all languages flow as one.

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