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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, December 2, 2012

World Music Festival
Carpathian Music Ensemble, Gamelan, and African Music and Dance Ensemble join for an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. Free admission.
Time: Noon-3:00 pm

Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh, Pittaburgh, PA

This concert celebrates the extraordinary talent of the WSW featuring the Seton Hill University Faculty Saxophone Quartet and classic works for band by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Jager and Jan Bach. Paul Basler's exciting "Carnival" brings this concert to a thrilling finish. Jason Worzbyt conducts.
Time: 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center, Seton Hill University, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, PA
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A Victorian Holiday
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents "A Victorian Holiday", under the direction of Betsy Burleigh. Travel back to the Dickens era with a jolly program of holiday favorites the whole family will enjoy, with Dickensian readings by Vance Torbert.
Time: 3:00 pm

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

Gift of the Magi
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church presents the Three Rivers Ringers handbell ensemble in a free performance.
Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA

Symphonic Dances
Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Faure's Pelleas and Melisande suite, and, with soloist Noah Bendix-Balgley (PSO Concertmaster), the Mozart Violin Concerto #3.  The concert is free, but tickets are required.  Download them via the PYSO website.
Time: 7:30pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Russian Rhapsody
Ronald Zollman leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in a n all-Russian program including Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist and 2011 CMU Concerto Competition winner Mengyi Yang, Glinka's charming Valse-Fantasie, and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony #10.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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O Come All Ye Faithful
The musical celebration of Advent and the upcoming Christmas season will feature Duquesne University'd Voices of Spirit and the Pappert Men’s and Women’s Chorales directed by Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth, as well as instrumental music and sacred readings. Free admission.
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA

Holiday Sounds
Susan Sands conducts te Pittsburgh premiere of "Minor Alterations," a clever medley of holiday favorites transformed into a minor key, plus music from "Polar Express," and more. The Franklin Regional High Schoo Chorus sings "A Vaughan Williams Christmas," "Christmas in the Air" and a sing-along "Hallelujah" Chorus.
Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville, PA

Three Rivers Ringers
These concerts are titled "Gift of the Magi" after the centerpiece of the program written by the Ringers' Andy Seay -- a dramatic rendering of the classic O. Henry short story with beautiful music in a variety of styles. A reception follows each concert.
12/02/2012 - 12/16/2012
Time: various

Location: (see website for dates & locations)

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration with the PSO
These concerts will showcase the group's dynamic voices in a reverent, yet dazzling, live music experience accompanied by the PSO. Celtic Woman's hit PBS-TV special and companion multi-platinum-selling CD and DVD, A Christmas Celebration, continue to be holiday favorites.
12/03/2012 - 12/04/2012
12/03 - 7:30 pm
12/04 - 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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