FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, June 1, 2012
Gem of the Ocean
This play features the potent power of Aunt Ester, August Wilson's gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home to the troubled Citizen Bartow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to "wash his soul," but also between Citizen and Caesar Wilkes, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizen's independence and defiance of his authority.. Performed by the August Wilson Center Theater Ensemble, Mark Clayton Southers, director.
06/01/2012 - 06/24/2012
Location: 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
First Fridays: Matrimony
This free, outdoor concert series on the Great Lawn at Clayton begins with Matrimony, the Americana/folk/pop/indie band.
Time: 7:00 pm
7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Noah Bendix-Balgley in Recital
Violinist & PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs with pianist Rodgrigo Ojeda in a recital including Bach's "Chaconne" from Partita #2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Violin, Beethoven's Sonata #7 in C minor, Bloch's Baal Shem Suite, Prokofiev's Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, and Ravel's Tzigane.
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburgh's largest annual arts celebration in Point State Park, Gateway Center, and the Cultural District. Visit the festival website for detailed listings of concerts, exhibitions, and marketplace artists.
06/01/2012 - 06/10/2012
Monroeville Art Exhibition
Friends of the Monroeville Public Library present an exhibit of the East Suburban Artists League. 9am-9pm Mon-Thu; 9am-5pm Fri & Sat; closed Sundays
06/02/2012 - 06/30/2012
Location: Gallery Space, Monroeville Public Library
Pianist Sean Duggan, and cellist Aron Zelkowicz in recital. Duggan plays Bach's French Suite #5, two Faure nocturnes, and Brahms's Intermezzo Op. 118 #2. Zelkowicz plays a Bach Chaconne, de Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole, and Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante.
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Alumni Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Ortner-Roberts and Friends
The Ortner-Roberts Duo (Susanne Ortner, clarinet; Tom Roberts, piano) with multi-instrumentalist Vince Giordano, and Roger Humphries, drums; plus the HaZamir Pittsburgh high school ensemble and Zohar Chamber Singers.
Location: Katz Performing Arts Center, 5738 Darlington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Symphony at the Point
Manfred Honeck leads a concert of popular classics on the main stage of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Broadcast live on Classical QED 89.3.
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Come Fly Away
A new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp.
06/05/2012 - 06/10/2012
Location: Benedum Center
Butler Concerts to Munch By
Every Wednesday (except July 4), a musician or ensemble performs a free lunchtime concert. Bring a lunch, or purchase one on-site, courtesy Cafe Main. Cookies & cold drinks are free.
06/06/2012 - 08/22/2012
Location: Symphony offices: 259 South Main Street, Butler