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WQED Cultural Calendar

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Date(s): 09/04/2014 - 09/20/2014 Time: various
How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young men of Ulster, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond the troubles between Protestant and Catholic as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Directed by Matt Torney, Frank McGuinness' lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among men who must face the wickedness and wastefulness of war.
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
Stephen Foster Memorial Pittsburgh, PA
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Of Mice and Men
Date(s): 09/04/2014 - 09/21/2014
John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression is directed by Robert A. Miller in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The cast includes Jarrod DiGiorgi as George, Leandro Cano as Lennie, John McManus as Candy, Philip Winters as the Boss, Luke Halferty as Curley, Erin Krom as Curley’s wife, David Whalen as Slim, Weston Blakesley as Carlson, Justin Fortunato as Whit and Tommy LaFitte as Crooks.
Presenter: The REP - Pittsburgh Playhouse
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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From Bach to Gershwin @ Eden Hall
Date(s): 09/05/2014 Time: 7:30 pm
An evening of elegant melodies from Bach to Gershwin will feature renowned Brazilian soprano and Pittsburgh resident Lilly Abreu, described by the Los Angeles Times as "... crystal clear soprano voice and dramatic persona." Ms. Abreu performs with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Chatham faculty pianist Pauline Rovkah amid a backdrop of rolling fields, forests, and apple orchard.
Presenter: Chatham University
Location: Willis Amphitheatre, Chatham University Eden Hall Campus, Richland, PA
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Sounds Upstairs - Fifth Avenue Strings
Date(s): 09/07/2014 Time: 3:30 pm
This talented high school string quartet will perform classical, folk and fiddle favorites!
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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