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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, January 27, 2012

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan
Art, poetry, and personal witness come together around this traveling exhibit of 45 murals from artists across the U.S., shown alongside drawings collected from Afghan high school students about their daily lives.  This art invites us to view the war through the eyes of the Afghan people as they move from despair to hope.
01/27/2012 - 02/12/2012

Location: Gallery 937 on Liberty Avenue

Mendelssohn's "Reformation"
Music Director Warren Davidson conducts Mendelssohn's Symphony #5 "Reformation."  The concert also showcases the PCO's Young Artist Competition Winners -- harpist Rebecca Pfingstl, pianist Suvir Mirchandani, pianist Michelle Lee, and violist Daniel Orsen.
Time: 7:30 pm
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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Book Launch Party & Reading
Two published Pittsburgh poets present their new books -- Driving Near the Old Federal Arsenal, by Liane Ellison Norman, and Coal, by Susan Shaw Sailer.  Both are being released by Finishing LIne Press. Free admission.
Time: 2:00 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Noah Bendix-Balgley in Recital (SOLD OUT)
(SOLD OUT) The Pittsburgh Symphony's new concertmaster gives his first Pittsburgh-area recital with pianist Rodrigo Ojeda in a free concert presented by The Diskin Music Fund.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Temple Emanuel, 1250 Bower Hill Rd., Mt. Lebanon

Duquesne Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts, with guest pianist David Allen Wehr.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Music for Flute, Harp & Piano
Music by Mozart, Bizet, Ungar, and others, played by flutist Tara Yaney, harpist Christine Mazza, and pianist Bill Larson with flutist Stephanie Ashman.
Time: 3:00 pm
605 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Michele Norris and Isabel Wilkerson
Michele Norris and Isabel Wilkerson reveal personal memories and historic insights about the 20th century migration of African-Americans from southern points of origin to northern cities like Pittsburgh. Wilkerson's award-winning history, The Warmth of Other Suns, recounts poignant stories of leaving everything behind for a better life, and Norris's memoir, The Grace of Silence, about her own family's journey, is painful but triumphant.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Doomsdays of Our Lives…Hindsight is 2012
Princeton's famous Triangle Club presents its newest musical extravaganza, Doomsdays of Our Lives…Hindsight is 2012. Triangle's recent successes include Family Feudalism, Store Trek, and Stark Raven Mad! Triangle alumni include Jimmy Stewart, Booth Tarkington, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joshua Logan, José Ferrer, Wayne Rogers, David Kelley, and Brooke Shields.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Billy Elliot: The Musical
This is a joyous celebration of one young boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls BILLY ELLIOT “The most inspiring show I've seen in Years.” Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. Based on the hit film, BILLY ELLIOT has a cast of 45, a Tony Award-winning creative team, and music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "his best score ever."
02/01/2012 - 02/12/2012
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts Frank Martin's Overture in Homage to Mozart, featuring Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Michael Colgrass' A Letter from Mozart, and Mozart's Symphony #40. (Wednesday at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh; Friday at Palace Theater, Greensburg)
02/01/2012 - 02/03/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
02/01 - 8:00 pm
02/03 - 8:00 pm

Location: various

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