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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, February 28, 2014

Joshua Bell & Symphonie Espagnole
Violinist Joshua Bell returns to the PSO for Lalo's daring concert piece, Symphonie espagnole, written at the beginning of a French fascination with Spanish-themed music. Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the PSO in Liszt's rarely performed dramatic portrayals from Goethe's "Faust" - the fallen scholar Faust, his innocent love Gretchen, and the demon Mephistopheles.
02/28/2014 - 03/02/2014
02/28 - 8:00 pm
03/01 - 8:00 pm
03/02 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Gentlemen Sing: Three Generations of Song
This brand-new curated project by Marty Ashby and MCG Jazz features Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and a brand-new artist who was chosen through a nationwide search.
02/28/2014
02/28 - 7:00 pm
02/28 - 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Essence of Joy in Johnstown
Essence of Joy, directed by Dr. Anthony T. Leach, is a Penn State Department of Music choral ensemble performing sacred and secular music from African and African-American traditions.
02/28/2014
Time: 7:30pm
309 Lincoln Street Johnstown, PA
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African Accents
Performances of African-influenced chamber music from Cuba and America including composers such as William Grant Still share a program with European classics by Austria's Franz Schubert.
02/28/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Fiddlesticks Family Concert: "Carnival of the Animals"
Conductor Lawrence Loh joins Fiddlesticks onstage as cartoon artist Joe Wos from the Toonseum illustrates the animals in Saint-Saens' musical menagerie, from the royal lion to the graceful swan, as the PSO performs. Discovery Time activities at 10:00 am (concert at 11:15) will include tortoise races provided by the Pittsburgh Zoo, animal-themed arts and crafts, sing-a-long music, and dancing activities!
03/01/2014
Time: 11:15 am
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania Sings
Every hour, there are choices of singalongs or dancing/instrument making at downtown Greensburg churches: First Presbyterian, First Lutheran, First Reformed, and First Methodist. This event for all ages offers jazz, Broadway, shaped‑note, folk, children, country, eastern European, and other styles.
03/01/2014
Time: 1 pm - 9 pm

Location: Greensburg, PA
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Durufle's Requiem
Experience the beauty and serenity of this exquisite work, featuring orchestra, organist David Billings, and mezzo-soprano Eva Rainforth. Susan Medley conducts.
03/01/2014 - 03/02/2014
03/01 - 7:30 pm
03/02 - 4:00 pm

Location: various
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Music and Science
TBA
03/01/2014 - 03/02/2014
03/01
03/02

Location: TBA
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Music on the Edge: JACK Quartet
The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being "among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience." Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum.
03/01/2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Instrumental and vocal music will be performed, wine will be sipped, chocolate will be consumed, and a good time will be had at this event benefiting The Pittsburgh Camerata and Renaissance and Baroque.
03/02/2014
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 1047 Shady Av, Pittsburgh, PA
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