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WQED Cultural Calendar

Free Valentine Concert at Arts and Inspiration with William Rock
Date(s): 02/11/2016 Time: 7:00 PM
Friends in Harmony will present a one hour concert honoring Valentine's Day and love of all kinds. Discussion to follow.
Location: Shaler North Hills Library

Valentine's Day
Date(s): 02/12/2016 - 02/14/2016
Juraj Valcuha returns to conduct Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, inspired by Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers; Dvorak's most beloved cello concerto, featuring the PSO debut of Joshua Roman; Wagner's passionate "Prelude und Liebestod" from the opera Tristan und Isolde, and excerpts from Bizet's fiery Carmen suites.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
02/12 - 8:00 pm
02/14 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Peter Pan
Date(s): 02/12/2016 - 02/21/2016
Imagination takes flight and time stands still in the mystical world of Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. Atmospheric scenery transports audiences through starry skies to the tangled forests of Neverland and the decks of Hook’s Jolly Roger. Set to works by English composers, high-flying choreography and aerial acrobatics animate a fantastical realm where fairies flit through the sky, pirates patrol the waters and Peter Pan leads his Lost Boys in endless adventure.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
02/12 - 8:00 pm
02/13 - 8:00 pm
02/13 - 2:00 pm
02/18 - 7:00 pm
02/19 - 8:00 pm
02/20 - 2:00pm
02/20 - 8:00 pm
02/21 - 2:00 pm
237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Auditions for the Children's play Beauty and the Beast
Date(s): 02/13/2016 Time: 10:00 am
The Carnegie Performing Arts Center is holding auditions on Saturday, February 13, for the children's play The Little Mermaid, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Performances will be at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in April with rehearsals taking place on Saturdays. Ages 5 - 12 are invited to audition at 10 a.m., ages 13 and up are invited to audition at 11 a.m. at the studios of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center located at 150 East Main Street in Carnegie. For more information call the school at 412-279-8887 or access the web site at
Presenter: Carnegie Performing Arts Center
Location: Carnegie Performing Arts Center Studio, 150 E. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106

Beethoven IX, Ode to Joy
Date(s): 02/13/2016 Time: 7:30 PM
Presenting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as you've never heard it before. The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Roger Tabler, will perform the beautiful "Ode to Joy" featuring Pittsburgh soloists Mary Beth Sederburg, Lauren Corcoran, William Andrews and Zachary Luchetti. 200 high school vocalists from the combined choirs of Moon Area and Upper St. Clair will be lending their angelic voices to the evening for a spectacular event. Bring your favorite valentine to this "JOYOUS" celebration of life and music! Tickets on sale now. Call 412-403-0022. Advance ticketing recommended.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Location: Moon Area HS, 8353 University Blvd., Moon Twp. PA 15108

Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel
Date(s): 02/15/2016 Time: 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents a Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel. Mandel's poetic post-technology Station Eleven follows a troupe of Shakespearean actors as they tour an America ravaged a generation earlier by a global flu pandemic. All four of her novels were Indie Next Picks, and The Singer’s Gun was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France.Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Mandel’s books before and after her lecture.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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President's Day Concert featuring Copland's Lincoln Portrait
Date(s): 02/15/2016 Time: 7:00 PM
KDKA's Lynn Hayes-Freeland narrates Arron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. PYSO will permorm other works prior to the Copland. Dessert reception follows, featuring exhibition of 100 photographs of Lincoln. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie PA

Music 101: Declan McGovern "Both Sides of the Atlantic"
Date(s): 02/17/2016 Time: 12:30 pm
Declan McGovern, the PSO's vice president for orchestra operations and general manager, give his "Orchestral Perspectives from Both Sides of the Atlantic." Music 101 lets fans get up-close-and-personal with symphony musicians, conductors, composers, and key staff through a series of informal lunchtime lecture-performances.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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PSA Music 101: Declan McGovern, PSO General Manager
Date(s): 02/17/2016 Time: 12:30 PM
Music 101 is a series of lunchtime lecture-performances presented by PSO musicians and key staff. In an intimate setting, musicians discuss their lives, careers and instruments, together with short performances. Declan will use audio and video clips to illustrate his talk about managing orchestras in Ireland and Pittsburgh: "Orchestral Perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic.$2 admission (free for students) benefits the Orchestra, no reservations necessary. A brown-bag lunch may be ordered by calling 412.361.3346 or emailing
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Location: Regency Rooms, Heinz Hall

CMU School of Drama presents-The Full Monty, The Broadway Musical
Date(s): 02/18/2016 - 02/27/2016
The Full Monty is directed by Patrick Wilson. Performances will be take place on February 18 and 27 at 8 pm with additional performances on Feb. 20 and Feb. 27, 2pm-4pm. The Full Monty is a story about desperation, hope and humanity. Based on the film of the same name, this American musical shifts the story from Sheffield, England to Buffalo, New York; but it could be anywhere. Anywhere people have experienced unemployment, felt stagnant in their own lives, or had a desire to take their clothes off for money. This hilariously touching story proves that with determination and grit, anything is possible—even going The Full Monty.
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Location: The Philip Chosky Theater, CMU