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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dances by Mark Morris, Dennis Nahat, and a world premiere to music of Bach from Dwight Rhoden to launch a new partnership with the August Wilson Center.
02/08/2012 - 02/12/2012

Location: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Winner of the 2001 Tonys for Best Special Theatrical Event and Best Choreography, Blast! is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theater. Born on athletic fields across the nation, Blast! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry.
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Nathan Carterette, piano
Local pianist Nathan Carterette performs works of Liszt, Brahms, and Godowsky. Free admission.
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: 445 S. Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Beethoven, Mozart & Respighi
Beethoven's bold Symphony #1 pulses with youthful energy and unexpected twists. Pianist Lars Vogt, who commands a startling range of colors and subtleties, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto #16 in D major. Then, Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts two of Respighi's spectacular and splashy symphonic poems, The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome.
02/10/2012 - 02/12/2012
02/10 - 8:00 pm
02/12 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pops II: Cirque de la Symphonie
The magic of cirque in the music hall, back by popular demand. T – the incredible acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie perform to the sounds of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra led by André Raphel.
Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, WV
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Duquesne Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Jeffrey Turner, the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra develops the understanding, technique, and discipline required of the professional orchestral musician through a broad range of repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary. Soloists often include principal and section players from the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony.
Time: 8:00 pm

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

A Night of Song
Guest Conductor Bruce Lauffer is Music Director and Conductor of the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra as well as the Latshaw Pops Orchestra.
Time: 7:30 pm
Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA
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A selection of heroic music including Beethoven's Symphony #3 "Eroica," Wagner's "Siegfrid's Funeral March," and John Williams' "Superman" score. The WSO plays side-by-side with young musicians, and features its WSO Young Artist Competition winner.
Time: 8:00 pm
Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington, PA
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Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Book Illustration
This exhibition provides an appealing survey of drawing styles and techniques from Randolph Caldecott in the 19th century to Chris van Allsburg in the 20th—with many delightful and familiar artists in between including Ernest Shepard, Maurice Sendak, Tomi diPaolo, and Jules Feiffer.  The 40 works on paper by famed illustrators are supplemented by 13 books. Draw Me a Story will be staged with artworks hung slightly lower than usual, step stools available, and reading nooks in the galleries for visitors young and old.
02/11/2012 - 05/20/2012
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Daphne: Return to Love Cafe
Pittsburgh contralto Daphne Alderson and The Amazing Band present their annual Valentine's Day concert, revisiting Daphne's CD, A Matinee at the Love Cafe, featuring an assortment of standards, Europop ballads, and new arrangements of Leonard Cohen and Pete Seeger songs.
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Chapel, University of Pgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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