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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, July 6, 2012

First Fridays: River City Brass
James Gourlay directs America's only full-time professional brass band in virtuoso marches, jazz, classical and pop transcriptions, and brass masterworks.
Time: 7:00 pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Fun. Comical. A little naughty!  A newly-commissioned series of mini music dramas by six composers, all set in the same hotel. Catch a signature Night Caps cocktail, a glass of wine and some cabaret on the patio before your Night Cap, a 15-minute finale of absolutely unique “grown-up” entertainment! New, different, edgy.  Meet metro-opera!
07/06/2012 - 07/15/2012

Location: Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel, PA

PNME Concert 01
Kevin Noe conducts a program including Fantasy Etudes by Fred Lerdahl, Piece pour Ivry by Bruno Maderna, Fertility Rites by Christos Hatzis, Deep by Alex Shapiro, and the premiere of Taking Charge by Joseph Schwantner.
07/06/2012 - 07/07/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Relative Positions
Shana Simmons Dance presents over 20 artists - choreographers, musicians, writers/poets, installation artists, and visual artists – all commissioned to create 5-20 minute pieces which will continue on a loop through the evening. Semi-guided tours will lead the audience to experience the space and the artists in a comfortable explorative way. Audiences may stay to view a piece multiple times, or move through the venue at their own pace.
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm

Location: Union Project, 801 North Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

The glass is always half-full for Leonard Bernstein's Candide in this story of ultimate optimism! Travel the globe with our unlikely hero, as he confronts doom, death and destruction at every turn. And yet Candide finds a happy ending to make his garden grow in this “best of all possible worlds!"
07/07/2012 - 07/15/2012
Time: various

Location: Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel, PA

Monroeville Jazz Festival
The Airmen of Note, the United States Air Force jazz band, will headline the 10th annual Monroeville Jazz Festival, which also features local jazz artists: Eric Johnson, Maureen Budway, Benny Benack Jr., and Lilly Abreu. Tony Mowod is the Festival emcee.
Time: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Tall Trees Amphitheater, Monroeville Community Park West

Gilbert & Sullivan at SummerFest
Singers from the Pittsburgh Savoyards perform Gilbert & Sullivan "hits," plus a preview of their next production, The Yeomen of the Guard.
Time: 4:30pm

Location: Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel

Sid Kweller: An Avian Adventure
Whimsical drawings by Sid Kweller including his "Green Dog" series, and his recent bird drawings from "The Annals of the Odd-U-Bon Society" are on view. Kweller may be best known as the architect for many specialty stores along Walnut St. in Shadyside such as London Dock, The Balcony, and The Gazebo.
07/07/2012 - 08/04/2012

Location: Panza Gallery, 115 Sedgwick St., Millvale, PA

Pittsburgh Symphony
Thomas Hong conducts Barber's Overture to The School for Scandal, Henry Mancini favorites including Moon River, Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Gershwin's An American in Paris, Sousa marches and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: South Park Amphitheater

Allegheny Brass Band
The ABB is a British-style brass band. Unlike your typical high school or college band and most “community” bands, we have no woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe). And of course, we have "no strings attached." Founded in 1984, the ABB is made up of about 30 amateur players who despite their diverse backgrounds and walks of life – share a common love of music. Free admission.
Time: 10:30 am
Mellon Park, Fifth & Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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