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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, January 13, 2014

Wicked
When last seen Pittsburgh in 2011, Wicked broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. Long before Dorothy arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. See how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
01/15/2014 - 02/09/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Recipes Our Mothers Gave Us: The 2014 Glue Factory Project
Corningworks' Glue Factory Project presents an American, an Asian, & a French/Swede exploring societal recipes that season one's life. Lines we were fed, words we imbibed, the recipes … tried. 'RECIPES' for success, for failure, for nutrition, for starvation — the world intrudes, the ingredients reinterpreted. Created & performed by Beth Corning, with award-winning guest artists Maria Cheng & Francoise Fournier and music by Mary Ellen Childs. A complimentary "tasting event" with a local guest celebrity chef follows each performance.
01/15/2014 - 01/19/2014
01/15 - 7:00 pm
01/16 - 8:00 pm
01/17 - 8:00 pm
01/18 - 8:00 pm
01/19 - 2:00 pm

Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA
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Clarinet Quintets
Clarinetist Alex Jones, of the Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, joins the Saturn String Quartet in clarinet quintets by Wolfgang Mozart and Jonannes Brahms.
01/15/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Workshop
Mike Tomaro & Jeff Bush, directors.
01/16/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation
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Culture Club: These Aren't Your Kids' Puppets!
Pittsburgh-based puppeteer Tom Sarver, who participated in Polish artist Paulina Olowska's puppetry performance Museum Piece (For Margo Lovelace) for the opening of the 2013 Carnegie International, leads a fun-filled evening of puppetry for adults. Join Tom and original cast members for a reprise of Museum Piece and preview Tom's brand new performance with fellow puppeteer Mike Cuccaro. Chat about puppets or create of your own with events throughout the evening.
01/16/2014
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Haydn & Zarathustra
Christoph Koenig conducts Haydn's Symphony #22 "The Philosopher", thought to be nicknamed for a musical “question and answer” in the first movement. Richard Danielpour pays tribute to the plight of the Iranian people in Darkness in the Ancient Valley, a PSO and Nashville Symphony co-commission featuring soprano Hila Plitmann. Richard Strauss' powerful Also sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's book, was notably featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
01/17/2014 - 01/19/2014
01/17 - 8:00 pm
01/19 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music from Brazil, Chile and Spain
Works by Villa-Lobos, De Falla and Becerra performed by Nanette Solomon, piano; Thomas Godfrey, flute; Lilly Abreu, soprano; and Paula Tuttle , cello
01/17/2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cincopation Woodwind Quintet
Works by Debussy, Holst, Grieg, Milhaud and Rota. Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm.
01/17/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Behind the Notes - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Christoph Koenig presents a detailed inside look at Richard Strauss' powerful tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's book. Koenig will uncover the musical secrets to each of the seven "chapters" of this towering masterpiece. It begins with a musical "sunrise" made famous in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, possibly the most well-known two minutes of music ever written. After intermission, hear the complete work.
01/18/2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Mountaintop
Flash back to April 3, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee. Enter room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the last night of his life. In this daring reimagining of history, a visit from an enigmatic, young maid unveils the humanity and vulnerability of America's larger-than-life icon. Katori Hall's The Mountaintop won the 2010 Oivier Award for Best New Play.
01/18/2014 - 02/09/2014
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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