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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, March 18, 2012

Emerson String Quartet
Their many accolades include nine Grammy awards, three Gramophone awards, and the Avery Fisher Prize.  In addition to performing in the world's finest music halls, the quartet has produced thirty highly acclaimed recordings. Their program features Mozart's Quartet #21 in D major, K. 575; Beethoven's Quartet #12 in E-flat major, Op. 127; and Bartok's Quartet #5.
03/18/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Young Winners Recital
Winners include pianist Catherine Zhang, soprano Grace Callahan, pianist Lily Zhang, violinist Kemper Edwards, and pianist Christian Chiu. Visit website for details.
03/18/2012
Time: 2:00 pm
Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Ursula Oppens, piano
Pianist Ursula Oppens, one of the very first artists to grasp the importance of programming traditional and contemporary works in equal measure, has won a singular place in the hearts of her public, critics, and colleagues alike. Her program will include Beethoven's Fantasie, Op. 77, Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28; Amy Williams' Three pieces for piano, and Schumann's Davidsbundlertanze.
03/18/2012
Time: 3:00 pm
Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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R2: Readings & Raising Funds
Cocktails and Hors d'oevres by Bob Sendall followed by readings from "Orphan Train," a new opera by Julie Tosh and Douglas Levine.
03/18/2012
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Anna Singer's home on Mt. Washington
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Ken Cowan, organ
Ken Cowan, Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, He plays the Prelude and Fugue in e, BWV 548 by J. S. Bach; Stimmen der Nacht by Sigfrid Karg-Elert; Sonata #4 in B-flat by Felix Mendelssohn; Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op. 7 #3, and the Elegy by Marcel Dupré; as well as the Suite, Op. 5 by Maurice Duruflé.
03/18/2012
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: St. Paul Cathedral, Fifth Ave. at Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Abraham Verghese
Abraham Verghese brings together storytelling, medicine, and a search for understanding in his best-selling novel, Cutting for Stone. His family saga of orphaned twins, who become physicians in the contrasting cultures of Ethiopia and America, explores themes of family betrayal, balance between work and life, and what it means to be a doctor.
03/19/2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Duquesne Wind Symphony
The Duquesne Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Robert C. Cameron, has received national attention through its performances at the Eastern Division College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) conferences. Using the player pool concept, the ensemble performs music ranging from works requiring as few as eight players to as many as 45.
03/20/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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MIA
In a small town, respected insurance man Frank Schooler is being honored as the VFW's Committee on MIAs "Man of the Year." Behind the scenes, Frank and his wife, Emmy, are roiling. The weekend marks what would have been the 40th birthday of their son, Mike, missing since 1991 in Iraq, as their youngest child, Randy, vows to enlist. This world premiere by Bruce J. Robinson blends drama and comedy about real people, love and what it means to be a member of a family and society. John Amplas directs.
03/22/2012 - 04/07/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera takes an emotional journey through the final days of Jesus Christ, chronicling Jesus' meteoric rise and ultimate death through the troubled eyes of his betrayer Judas. Both thought-provoking and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar includes the songs "Everything’s Alright," "I Don’t Know How To Love Him" and "Superstar."
03/22/2012 - 04/01/2012
Time: various

Location: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Every Voice Counts
3-time Grammy Award Winner Ladysmith Black Mambazo headlines the inaugural event in celebration of Life's Work of Western PA's 85 years of championing the cause of individuals with disabilities. Ladysmith Black Mambazo was nominated in 2011 for a 16th "Best World Music" Grammy Award. Their 40 albums have sold over six million copies. Opening act: The Hangovers, the subset of the Cornell University Glee Club.
03/22/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
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