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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.") 
01/18/2013
01/18 - 8:00 pm
01/19 - 8:00 pm
01/20 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers.  She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school.  She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).
01/18/2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in  of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
01/18/2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Enchantment Theatre's The Velveteen Rabbit
"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic. The magic of the Enchantment Theatre Company, complete with bunraku puppetry and masks, makes this charming tale of love and devotion an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages. Music lovers will swoon for the Grammy-nominated soundtrack by award-winning composer and arranger Don Sebesky. Co-presented with The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
01/19/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Hillman Performing Arts Center, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Peter Yarrow with Mustard's Retreat
As part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—Grammy winner Peter Yarrow has used music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done", "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.
01/19/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Seminar
A hit Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck, creator of SMASH. Enter Kate's sprawling, rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side where four aspiring young novelists meet weekly for a private writing seminar with Leonard, a literary bigwig with a penchant for harsh criticism. Insults fly, the truth stings, and relationships are made and broken as the group learns that the hardest part of writing fiction is facing the facts.
01/19/2013 - 02/10/2013
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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34th Annual Young Artist Competition
The public is invited to attend as fifteen college-age musicians living or attending college from within a 25-mile radius of Butler compete to appear as the soloist on the BCSO's March 9 concert. Free-will donations will support next year's competition.
01/20/2013
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University
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