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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, February 5, 2012

Duquesne Wind Symphony
The Duquesne Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Robert C. Cameron, has received national attention through its performances at the Eastern Division College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) conferences. Using the player pool concept, the ensemble performs music ranging from works requiring as few as eight players to as many as 45.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Power Center Ballroom, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Ain't-a That Good News
A free concert of spirituals in honor of Black History Month, with singers from the ELPC Music Ministry, featuring sacred music by Harry Burleigh, Hall Johnson, and William Dawson.
Time: 4pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Percussion Showcase
Composer Scott Steele's Music for Three Percussionists will be premiered, as will another work, Words, written for the occasion by percussionist Mike Perdue.  Percussionist Elliot Beck is featured in Elliott Carter's Pieces for Four Timpani, and Marcus Kim plays his vibraphone arrangement of Eric Satie's Gymnopedies.  Also on the program are works by Ivan Jimenez and Michael Culligan.
Time: 7pm

Location: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University

Monique Mead, violin
CMU faculty violinist Monique Mead and pianist Luz Manriquez perform Mozart's Sonata in G Major, K. 301; Prokofiev's Sonata #2, Sarasate's Romanza Andaluza, and Lutoslawski's Subito.
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Kresege Theater, School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dances by Mark Morris, Dennis Nahat, and a world premiere to music of Bach from Dwight Rhoden to launch a new partnership with the August Wilson Center.
02/08/2012 - 02/12/2012

Location: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Winner of the 2001 Tonys for Best Special Theatrical Event and Best Choreography, Blast! is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theater. Born on athletic fields across the nation, Blast! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry.
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Nathan Carterette, piano
Local pianist Nathan Carterette performs works of Liszt, Brahms, and Godowsky. Free admission.
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: 445 S. Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Beethoven, Mozart & Respighi
Beethoven's bold Symphony #1 pulses with youthful energy and unexpected twists. Pianist Lars Vogt, who commands a startling range of colors and subtleties, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto #16 in D major. Then, Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts two of Respighi's spectacular and splashy symphonic poems, The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome.
02/10/2012 - 02/12/2012
02/10 - 8:00 pm
02/12 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pops II: Cirque de la Symphonie
The magic of cirque in the music hall, back by popular demand. T – the incredible acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie perform to the sounds of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra led by André Raphel.
Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, WV
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Duquesne Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Jeffrey Turner, the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra develops the understanding, technique, and discipline required of the professional orchestral musician through a broad range of repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary. Soloists often include principal and section players from the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

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