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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chatham Baroque - La Suave Melodia
"One of Pittsburgh's greatest treasures" says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Chatham Baroque explores sonatas, sinfonias, toccatas, and dances of I7th- and 18th-century Italy. Includes works of Vivaldi, Tartini, Bertali and Kapsperger. Andrew Fouts (Baroque violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), Scott Pauley (theorbo and baroque guitar).
Time: 7:30 pm
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, PA
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Budapest on the Bluff: Dominantly Dohnanyi
At 17, Dohnányi was championed by Johannes Brahms, but his tuneful, brilliant and heart-on-sleeve Romanticism was soon considered old-fashioned. However, today's audiences appreciate Dohnányi's sincerity, skill and emotionalism. The PSO's Gretchen Van Hoesen will be featured in his Harp Concertino. Bartók's Contrasts were commissioned by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. Its finale is a "Hungarian hoe-down," complete with a deliberately mistuned violin.
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Assumption Church Christmas Concert
Neil Stahurski conducts Pinkham's Christmas Cantata for Chorus, Brass, and Organ; Lessons & Carols, and selected Christmas arrangements featurinf the Adult & Children's Choirs. Free, offerings accepted.

Location: Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Christmas Brasstacular
What could be better than brass and voices at Christmas time? Join us, with school choirs from all over the region to celebrate the festive season. Sing along to your favorite tunes. Swing to a Stan Kenton Christmas. Works to include: A Christmas Festival, Frosty the Snowman, A Nutcracker Suite, the Stan Kenton Christmas book as well as traditional carols.
11/29/2012 - 12/09/2012

Location: 8 venues

Midnight Radio: Cult Movie Classics
Midnight Radio ends season 4 with a Mystery Science Theater 3000-style look at some of our favorite cult classic movies.
11/29/2012 - 12/08/2012
Bricolage Production Company, 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Jed Allen Harris directs Tony Kushner's Angels in America, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning masterpiece that confronts the political and social failures surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City. This epic story transcends the political moment by using humor, the supernatural and heartbreaking realism; wrestling with universal themes of love, loss and responsibility. As relevant today as 20 years ago, the play fights against fear and bigotry with compassion and startling theatricality.
11/29/2012 - 12/08/2012

Location: Chosky Theater, Purnell Center, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA

Tchaikovsky's Fourth
The concert begins with Composer of the Year Mason Bates' Mothership, commissioned and premiered by the YouTube Symphony in Sydney. Bates says this "fast-paced opener imagines the orchestra as a mothership that is 'docked' by several virtuosic soloists." Then, Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky’s vibrant Symphony #4.
11/30/2012 - 12/02/2012
10/30 - 8:00 pm
12/02 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
These Christmas concerts abegin the season for PCC: Nov. 30, 8pm at Ingomar; Dec. 1, 8pm at Fox Chapel; and Dec. 2, 4pm at Ingomar.
11/30/2012 - 12/02/2012

Location: Ingomar Methodist Church & Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church

Pitt Men's Glee Club Holiday Concert
Richard Teaster directs a program of a capella holiday favorites.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: First Baptist Church, 159 North Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Forever Plaid - Plaid Tidings
Directed by Jim Pollino. A holiday spinoff from Forever Plaid, the off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross in New York in 1990 and now performed internationally. The show is a revue of the close-harmony "guy groups."
11/30/2012 - 12/02/2012
279 Shapiro Rd., Loretto, PA
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