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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Concert
Istvan Jaray leads the full orchestra in patriotic and well-loved musical selections. There will be a salute to military veterans, a Marine Corps honor guard, and for Tchaikovksy's 1812 Overture, a PA National Guard howitzer unit. Johnstown-area student singers will perform, and the JS Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble will play big band favorites. Free admission.
07/04/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Point Stadium, Johnstown, PA
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The Chautauqua: History Lives
Chautauqua 2012 takes place at six sites in Maryland.  Garrett County's event focuses on the War of 1812, honoring the bicentennial of America's second war of independence, an important event in Maryland history.
07/05/2012 - 07/07/2012
Time: 7pm

Location: Garrett College, McHenry, MD
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Gretchen Franz, organ
Gretchen Franz, Music Director of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, plays a 30 minute recital on Westminster's Austin organ.
07/05/2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
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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.
07/06/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Nightcaps
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
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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.
07/06/2012
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm

Location: Union Project, 801 North Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Candide
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
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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.
07/07/2012
Time: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Tall Trees Amphitheater, Monroeville Community Park West
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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.
07/07/2012
Time: 4:30pm

Location: Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
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