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Apollo's Fire - The Four Seasons: Rediscovered
Date(s): 04/18/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Apollo's Fire shakes the dust off these beloved pieces by the hit pop composer of the 18th century. Complete with the colorful sonorities of guitar and harp, these concerts reveal the "rock n' roll" qualities of Vivaldi’s music. Under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell, the program includes the Concerto for Two Cellos and the fiery La Follia (Madness), a wild showpiece for the whole orchestra.
Presenter: Renaissance & Baroque Society
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pontus Lidberg Dance
Date(s): 04/18/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
A rising international star, Swedish choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg has created more than 35 works for major dance companies such as Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve, SemperOper Ballet Dresden, and Morphoses. "Snow" is a turbulent choreographic composition set in a ceaseless snowfall -- a poetic look at the fragile human reality of existence, in contrast to the relentless power of nature. Four dancers, with a lifelike, Japanese-style Bunraku puppet, tell a dynamic and poetic story of human experience.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Dance Council
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ann Fontanella, violin
Date(s): 04/18/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
A Johnstown favorite returns Ann is an accomplished violinist and a highly-regarded composer.
Presenter: Johnstown Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, PA
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Duo and Trio: Brahms and Dvorak
Date(s): 04/18/2015 Time: 3:00 pm
Roy Sonne, violin; Adam Liu, cello; and Yeeha Chiu, piano.
Presenter: Chatham University
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Jasmine Muhammad, soprano
Date(s): 04/19/2015 Time: 4:00 pm
ELPC's Cathedral Concerts series presents a recital featuring Pittsburgh Opera soprano Jasmine Muhammad.
Presenter: East Liberty Presbyterian Church
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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45th Anniversary Dancer Reunion Party
Date(s): 04/19/2015 Time: 5:00 pm
For reservations call 412-454-9138 or visit
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Location: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Sounds Upstairs - Pitt Men's Glee Club
Date(s): 04/19/2015 Time: 3:30 pm
The Pitt Men's Glee Club, the oldest extra-curricular organization and first collegiate musical ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year.
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra
Date(s): 04/19/2015 Time: 2:30 pm
JYSO students, ages 12 through 20, are conducted by Istvan Jaray in Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, works by Holst and Mendelssohn, an original work titled Aboriginal Rituals, music from the movie The Hobbit, and medleys featuring Broadway hits and classic Gershwin tunes.
Presenter: Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Musica Mundana
Date(s): 04/21/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
A recital featuring mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica-Young with cello and harpsichord.
Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Date(s): 04/22/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Andres Cardenes leads the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic in Samuel Barber's Symphony in One Movement, Beethoven's Symphony #3 "Eroica." Faculty artist Jennifer Aylmer will sing Donizetti's "Quel guardo, il cavaliere" from Don Pasquale, Mozart's "L'amero, saro costante" from Il re pastore, and Rossini's "Vorrei spiegavari il giubilo" from La cambiale di matrimonio.
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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