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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, February 13, 2014

Swan Lake with the Orchestra
One of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets, Swan Lake symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile.
02/13/2014 - 02/16/2014
02/13 - 8:00 pm
02/14 - 8:00 pm
02/15 - 8:00 pm
02/16 - 2:00 pm
237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Agamemnon
Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan War victorious, only to discover the deadliest enemies waiting in his bed. Relatives battle for succession and the right to rule in the original Game of Thrones. Ted Hughes' masterful translation of Aeschylus' classic recasts the tragedy to explore themes of remorse, survivors' guilt, and the need to grasp at significance after a tragic death in the family. Holly Thuma directs.
02/13/2014

Location: Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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A Steady Rain
barebones stages another edgy, thought-provoking Pittsburgh premiere: Keith Huff's A Steady Rain, which starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig on Broadway. Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten, work together as Chicago cops and are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line as trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes. Melissa Martin directs David Whalen and barebones artistic director Patrick Jordan.
02/13/2014 - 03/02/2014

Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music for the Spirit
The PSO and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh invite the public to a free concert featuring works by Schubert, Dvorak, Schmidt, Ullmann, and others, conducted by Manfred Honeck. Guest artists include the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Betsy Burleigh; the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts' Concentio directed by Kathryn Barnard; and PSO Associate Principal Viola Tatjana Mead Chamis in Boris Pigovat's instrumental requiem, "The Holocaust."
02/13/2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Fauré String Trio with Tara Yaney, flute
Flutist Tara Yaney joins the trio in Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, KV 285. The Faure String Trio also plays Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat major KV 563, and Schubert's String trio in B flat major, D.471.
02/13/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Old St. Luke's Church, 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA
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Una Voce: The Chamber Choir of Seton Hill
Free concert directed by Mark A. Boyle. Info at 412 835-7720.
02/13/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: St. Valentine Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park, PA
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Awakening
Duquesne University’s Red Masquers present Awakening, a one-act play by German expressionist August Stramm. It's a whirlwind journey full of disaster, destruction and chaos.
02/13/2014 - 02/15/2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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A Mass Affair – French Kiss
Thomas Douglas conducts the beautiful Requiem Masses by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure. The twist here is that the sections of each Mass will be presented back-to-back – the Kyrie of one followed by the Kyrie of the other, et cetera – hence the "French Kiss."
02/14/2014 - 02/16/2014

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Insatiable Love: Songs for Valentine's Day
In songs by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and Robert Schumann, we explore the ups and the downs of love: sensual ecstasy, tender intimacy, exploded delusion, vindictive jealousy, flirtatious intrigue, and more including a secret encore! Director and pianist Benjamin Binder welcomes guests Laura Knoop Very, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; and Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano
02/14/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
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Dueling Valentines
Directed by Dek Ingraham, Dueling Valentines thrills the audience with an epic battle of love and hate. Listen to poems, sonnets, and odes performed by an all female cast and decide who will be crowned victorious. Advance tickets required.
02/14/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Max’s Allegheny Tavern, 537 Suismon St., Pittsburgh, PA
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