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Pittsburgh Opera Piano Sale
Date(s): 08/28/2015 - 08/30/2015 Time: see website
Every year, Pittsburgh Opera receives a loan of new Kawai pianos for its rehearsal, coaching, and performance needs. To support this program, these and other fine pianos that have accompanied some of the opera world's great voices are sold off at the season's end, and replaced with new ones.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Opera
Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street
Date(s): 08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015
Artists' booths will line Walnut Street. Visitors may browse original art and crafts, meet the exhibitors, and learn about their work. Free and open to the public. This 19th annual festival is produced by Howard Alan Events.
08/29 - 10 am - 7 pm
08/30 - 10 am - 5 pm
Location: Walnut Street between S. Aiken Ave & S. Negley

Music Plus - The Ultimate Duo: Violin and Harp
Date(s): 08/30/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen and former PSO concertmaster Andres Cardenes perform works by Marin, Sibelius, a Marcel Grandjany Pittsburgh premiere, a lush virtuosic duo by St. Petersburg's Andres Izmaylov, and "Zerbina" by Bernard Andres. A 2:30 pre-concert features young singing sensation Ava Maha. A dessert reception follows the concert. Freewill offering.
Presenter: Saint James Church
Saint James Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA
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Schubert on the Bluff: Trout Quintet
Date(s): 08/30/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
This multi-year Schubert series begins with Schubert's Trout Quintet and The Shepherd on the Rock, along with David Stock's Two for the Road. "The pairing [of composers] will illustrate how their styles are very different, yet alike—creating an intriguing listening experience for the audience," says pianist and Artistic Director David Allen Wehr. Guests include soprano Sari Gruber, clarinetist Ron Samuels, and bassist Jeffrey Turner. Pre-concert discussion at 2:30.
Presenter: Duquesne University
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Iolanthe's Late Summer Fairy Tea
Date(s): 08/30/2015 Time: 4:00 pm
Celebrate summer's end with the Pittsburgh Savoyards in the Lincoln Room. Meet the cast of the upcoming production of Iolanthe while enjoying delicious food and drink. Diversions include a ladies' costume sale, and surplus fabric sale. The Lost Chord Trio and pianist Matt Brown will perform.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Savoyards
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie, PA
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Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans
Date(s): 08/31/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Rocky Bleier hosts aa one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women, featuring a moving performance of Danny Boy with PSO oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Allegheny County Police Detective Ricky Manning; a special Armed Forces Salute medley, God Bless America with soprano Katy Shackleton Williams, Brahms' Violin Concerto featuring the PSO's Ellen Chen-Livingston, and Copland's "Four Dance Episodes" from Rodeo.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Neighborhood Week: Brass N’at
Date(s): 09/01/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
A program of fanfares, miniatures, and marches featuring the PSO brass and percussion sections, including works by Dukas, Warlock, Sousa, Grainger, and Wagner; Arnaud's Olympic Fanfare, and John Williams' Throne Room music from Star Wars. Brass players from the community can register for the opportunity to rehearse and perform with PSO players. See link for details.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Schenley Plaza Lawn, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Music for Violin and Harp: Andres Cardenes & Gretchen Van Hoesen
Date(s): 09/01/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Faculty members Andres Cardenes and Gretchen Van Hoesen will perform works by Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bernard Andres, and more. Free and open to the public.
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Neighborhood Week: Play N’at
Date(s): 09/02/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Symphony musicians; Steve Hackman, Creative Director of FUSE@PSO; and artist Baron Batch combine for a lively evening of music, art, socializing and fun. The event features live classical chamber music, including cross-genre music arrangements by Steve Hackman, as well as Baron Batch's live painting inspired by the music.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Location: Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA

Walk-In Movie Night
Date(s): 09/02/2015 Time: 7:00 pm
Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs WQED's first ever free Movie Night, featuring select independent films by talented filmmakers whose work has be seen on WQED's Filmmakers Corner. The outdoor screening begins when it's dark. You'll also get behind-the-scenes glimpses of Rick Sebak's two newest documentaries for PBS. RSVP via the 'website' link.
Presenter: WQED Multimedia
WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
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