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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Next Generation: PYSO & Jr. Mendelssohn
Music in a Great Space proudly presents the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Mozart's Requiem. The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is comprised of choristers in 8th through 12th grade. The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra has enjoyed an affiliation with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1962.
11/24/2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Music and Art
A heavenly evening of music with harpist Nuiko Wadden and winds, including holiday selections and other pieces which paint musical pictures, surrounded by art at Gallery Christine Frechard on the 24th and Victorian architecture at Holmes Hall on the 30th.
11/24/2013 - 11/30/2013
11/24 - 3:00 pm
11/30 - 8:00 pm

Location: listed below
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Amy Tan
Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, is today's most acclaimed Chinese-American novelist. Her new book, The Valley of Amazement, is her first in eight years and will be released just before her lecture.
11/25/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Elf
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
11/26/2013 - 12/01/2013
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Honeck, Beethoven, & A Waltz Tradition
Celebrate year five of Manfred Honeck's Thanksgiving tradition with favorite Strauss waltzes and polkas plus a few special PSO surprises. Viennese pianist Till Fellner brings his scrupulous musicianship to Beethoven's beautiful Piano Concerto #4. Children ages 3-12 may attend free of charge.
11/29/2013 - 12/01/2013
11/29 - 8:00 pm
12/01 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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2 Pianos 4 Hands
For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn't quite make it, this is the riotous story of Ted and Richard, childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good (or failed?) musicians.
11/30/2013 - 12/22/2013
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Suite Life - A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
Featuring Sean Jones with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Pre-concert reception at 6:00 pm.
11/30/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
Winners from this first round of Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions will proceed to the Great Lakes Region Auditions in February, whose winners compete at The Met for semi-finals in March. Finalists perform on The Met stage with its orchestra for broadcast on May 17th on Classical QED 89.3.
11/30/2013
Time: 10:00 am - 3 pm

Location: Kresge Theater, Fine Arts Building, Carnegie Mellon University


24th Annual Festival of Lights
View and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday trees beautifully decorated by businesses, organizations, and individuals at the historic Samuel Warden Mansion. Sponsored by Braddock Trail Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
11/30/2013 - 12/08/2013

Location: 200 S. Church St., Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County



Heinz Chapel Choir - Music for the Holiday Season
ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT. Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast the Dec. 4th invitation-only concert live at 7:30 pm. John Goldsmith directs the Heinz Chapel Choir in his 25th and final set of holiday concerts as music director. The a capella program includes O Come, O Come Emanuel, traditional English, Polish, Ukrainian, and Basque carols, and contemporary settings by Arvo Paert, Eric Whitacre and Kirk Mecham.
11/30/2013 - 12/08/2013
11/30 - 8:00 pm
12/01 - 3:00 pm
12/06 - 8:00 pm
12/08 - 3:00 pm

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