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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, March 23, 2012

Russian Steppes
Music Director Edward Leonard conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4.
03/23/2012
03/23 - 8:00 pm
03/23 - 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh, PA
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Sarah Chang & West Side Story
Violinist Sarah Chang performs a suite from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," arranged by David Newman, composer for the films "American Beauty," and "Finding Nemo," son of legendary Hollywood composer Alfred Newman, and cousin of Randy Newman. Morton Gould's Spirituals evoke aspects of African-American life and history. Sibelius' Symphony #1 evokes the shimmering landscape of the composer's native Finland.
03/23/2012 - 03/25/2012
03/23 - 8:00 pm
03/25 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Heavenly Music for Harp and Winds
Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet principal harp Nuiko Wadden joins the group for an exotic mix of Russian, French, Austrian, German, and Chinese-American composers. A prizewinner with the American Harp Society, Nuiko Wadden is a member of the janus trio, International Contemporary Ensemble, and principal harpist with the Des Moines Metro Opera.
03/23/2012 - 03/25/2012
03/23 - 8:00 pm
03/25 - 3:00 pm

Location: various
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Every Tongue Confesses
Written by Marcus Gardley. Directed by Tre Garrett
03/23/2012 - 04/01/2012
Time: various
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Little Mermaid
This fully staged production follows the tale of the Little Mermaid who falls in love with a prince and makes a terrible bargain with the loathsome Sea Witch. Watch mermaids, seaweed, sea snakes, spiders and eels and formal dancing at the royal court. The title role is danced by Kiana Del Grosso, a junior at CAPA and a dancer for many years at the Carnegie Performing Arts Center.
03/23/2012 - 03/25/2012
Time: various
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, PA
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Trillium Ensemble: Around the World in 80 Minutes
Trillium Ensemble with guests Matthew Pickart (violin/viola), Pamela Murchison (flute) and Katie Palumbo (piano and voice) will perform Bohuslav Martinu's charming Madrigal Sonata, Maurice Duruflé's masterful Prelude, Recitative, and Variations, and Martin Kutowski's Five Argentinean Folk Dances. Palumbo will sing John Corigliano's Three Irish Folksongs, accompanied by Murchison, and Pickart plays Chameleon for Solo Violin by Pittsburgh's David Stock.
03/23/2012 - 03/24/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: various
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Freya String Quartet
Movements from the Ravel and Dvorak String Quartets, as well as the premieres of three dances written for the Freya String Quartet by composers Richard and Sean Neukom. Free admission.
03/23/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Andrew Lloyd Webber's first smash hit is a tuneful and inspiring rock opera that tells the tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors.
03/23/2012 - 03/25/2012
Time: various

Location: Palace Theater, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Tosca
Puccini's melodrama Tosca was inspired by Sarah Bernhardt's portrayal in Sardou's play La Tosca. This potent tale of an opera diva who defies the most powerful and corrupt man in Rome, in life and in death, has resonated with audiences since 1900. Angela Brown and Hugo Vera as Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi make their Pittsburgh debuts, with Mark Delavan (Falstaff, 2009) returning as Tosca's nemesis Scarpia. Antony Walker conducts.
03/24/2012 - 04/01/2012
03/24 - 8:00 pm
03/27 - 7:00 pm
03/30 - 8:00 pm
04/01 - 2:00 pm

Location: Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Blue Heron: Music for Three Sovereigns
The 12-voice vocal ensemble Blue Heron takes its inspiration from Renaissance music of ethereal and eartly love, in selections written for the chapel and courts of three monarchs. Presented in collaboration with Calvary Episcopal Church.
03/24/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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