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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, September 14, 2012


Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
09/14/2012 - 09/22/2012
09/14 - 8:00 pm
09/15 - 8:00 pm
09/16 - 7:00 pm
09/20 - 8:00 pm
09/21 - 8:00 pm
09/22 - 8:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Moll Flanders
Smithfield Street Theatre presents Moll Flanders, a play inspired by the Daniel Defoe novel, adapted by Artistic Director Sean Michael O’Donnell.  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays.
09/14/2012 - 09/22/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, PA


Year of the Dragon Gala - Lang Lang
Piano superstar Lang Lang performs with the PSO as part of an envening that includes a cocktail hour, performance, and dinner at Heinz Hall.  2012 is Year of the Dragon, and Lang Lang will play selections from his album of Chinese music, Dragon Songs, as well as the Liszt Piano Concerto #1.
09/15/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Scaife Galleries Reopening
Reorganized by Louise Lippincott, CMOA's Scaife galleries highlight the museum's strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a much more cohesive view of how art history has changed over time. New interpretive texts provide a deeper context and understanding of art and life from 1860 to 1920.
09/15/2012 - 09/30/2012
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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'Celebrating 20 Years of Opera' Gala
Johnstown's party of the season celebrates 20 years. An evening of gorgeous operatic music, gourmet dining, and an auction continues a tradition launched by Frank Pasquerilla and continued by maestro Istvan Jaray, the JSO, and young opera stars. Details online.
09/15/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Greensburg Art Center Juried Exhibit
"Best of the Bunch," a diverse exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional media juried by Joy Borelli-Edwards.  Free.
09/15/2012 - 10/26/2012

Location: GAC Rowe Gallery, Todd School Road, Greensburg


Steve Earle with Charlie Mars
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
09/15/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Free Palace Theater Tours
One-hour tours include interesting facts and trivia about The Palace and former Manos Theatre, a vaudeville and movie house that opened in 1926. The 1369-seat theater hosts more than 100 events each year. A newspapers from 1926 that detailed the Manos Theatre's opening will be on view.  Info will be available about upcoming shows at The Palace Theatre, owned and managed by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.
09/15/2012
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am

Location: Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg PA
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David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison encores the program he performed last week at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Enjoy works by Marcello, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninoff while surrounded by the majestic architecture of Pittsburgh's historic First Baptist Church.
09/15/2012
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: First Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Ronald Zollman conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in the world premiere of the Centennial Suite by Carnegie Mellon faculty composers Marilyn Taft Thomas, Leonardo Balada, Nancy Galbraith, and Reza Vali in honor of the School of Music's centennial. Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony will also be performed.
09/16/2012 - 09/22/2012
09/16 - 7:30 pm
09/22 - 8:00 pm

Location: various
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