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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting today

Cherry Rhodes
The first American to win an international organ competition, Cherry Rhodes studied with Karl Richter, Marie-Claire Alain and Jean Guillou. Ms. Rhodes has recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her program will include the Prelude and Fugue, BWV 548 by J. S. Bach, Four Chorale Preludes by Brahms, Sportive Fauns by Dezso Antalffy-Zsiross, and Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition as transcribed by Guillou.
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Soyeon Lee and Ran Dank, pianos
Duo pianists Soyeon Lee and Ran Dank will perform a four-hand arrangement of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and solo pieces by Scriabin, Ravel, Chopin and Lizst. Ms. Lee and Mr. Dank placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition.
Time: 3:00 pm
Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of Annie will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don’t Need Anything But You," plus the optimistic anthem, "Tomorrow."
10/28/2014 - 11/02/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Frédéric Blanc, organ
Saint Bernard and Duquesne University present Frederic Blanc, organist of Notre-Dame de Auteuil in Paris, France. Known internationally as a teacher and performer, M. Blanc will focus on improvisation in many styles. A free-will donation is suggested.
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Saint Bernard Church, 311 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher O'Riley, piano
Christopher O'Riley, the host of NPR's "From the Top," performs a program titled "Out of My Hands", in which the acclaimed American pianist dives into repertoire from R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths, Tears for Fears as well as material from Radiohead and Elliott Smith in a storm of music heralded by Rolling Stone for its "unblinking virtuosity."
Time: 7:30 pm
Olin Fine Arts Center, 60 South Lincoln St, Washington, PA
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Isle of the Dead
Rachmaninoff's brooding tone poem The Isle of the Dead and his melancholic Symphony No. 3 bookend this program with haunting themes, both quoting from the Latin hymn Dies Irae. Also, violinist Nicola Benedetti gives the PSO debut of Szymanowski's Concerto No. 1. Juraj Valcuha conducts.
10/30/2014 - 11/11/2014
10/30 - 7:30 pm
10/31 - 7:30 pm
11/11 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
French-trained American artist Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) is known for his sparkling canvasses of women in gardens and other outdoor settings. Curran brought the broken brushstrokes and sun-drenched palette of French Impressionist painting to a distinctly American landscape - creating many of his works along the shores of Lake Erie and in the mountain hamlet of Cragsmoor, NY.
10/30/2014 - 02/01/2015
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The world premiere of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adapted by Bruce Hall. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30.
10/31/2014 - 11/09/2014
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of the Grotesque
Spend Halloween evening with Edgar Allan Poe as he meets a mysterious stranger in a seedy tavern and begins a conversation that both reveals and changes his views on poetry, love, and death. As Poe shares several of his short stories and poems, the audience explores the struggle and the melancholy, the horror and the grotesque of his life and work.
10/31/2014 - 11/01/2014
10/31 - 8:00 pm
11/01 - 8:00 pm
Butler, PA

Frida, the opera
Frida is a 1991 opera based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez. Robert Frankenberry conducts this production with Raquel Winnica Young as Frida and Sean G. Donaldson as Diego Rivera, video produced by Joe Seamans, and stage direction by Gregory Lehane.
10/31/2014 - 11/02/2014
10/31 - 8:00 pm
11/01 - 8:00 pm
11/02 - 2:00 pm

Location: Eddy Theater, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

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