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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, April 7, 2012

Guitar Night
Three guitarists represent a broad spectrum of guitar music in one evening of live music -- Ken Karsh, jazz guitarist; Ricardo Marlow, Flamenco guitarist; and Michael Chapman, classical guitarist.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Galleries, 6300 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights
This fragile visitor favorite is only on view for a limited time! Matisse's multi-panel, painted paper cut-out was created when he was 81 and confined to bed. Unable to sleep and kept alive by his drive to create, Matisse had much in common with Scheherazade, the legendary narrator of the Persian literary classic 'Arabian Nights.'
04/07/2012 - 07/15/2012
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Chorus and Strings
Selections for string ensemble, chorus, and chorus with strings.  A reception follows the concert. Free admission.
Time: 12:30pm

Location: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton Street, Highland Park

Adult Beginners' Band
Ever want to play trumpet, clarinet, drums, saxophone, or whatever in a band?  Here's your opportunity.  A band for adult beginners is starting in Turtle Creek.  There's no cost for music lessons, but you do need your own instrument and the recommended lesson book.  For information, call Paulette: 412 298-1486
Time: 1pm

Location: Turtle Creek Municipal Building

Rebellion, Revolution, Redemption. A Symphonic Journey
This Audience of the Future & EQT Side-By-Side Concert includes compositions by Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Debussy, and many more. The Audience of the Future program gives high school students a chance to plan, promote, and produce a PSO concert, and Side-By-Side lets high school musicians work and play beside professional musicians.
Time: 7:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Around the World in 80 Days
It's 1872, and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in Jules Verne's classic novel brought to theatrical life by Mark Brown. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap excitement. Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs.
04/12/2012 - 05/13/2012
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Do You Hear The People Sing?
Conductor Jack Everly returns with a talented ensemble of vocalists to perform hits by Broadway composers Schönberg and Boublil, creators of Les Miserables, the Tony Award-winning musical that featured such songs as “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” Also, from their Tony-nominated Miss Saigon, hear “The American Dream” and “I'd Give My Life for You,” along with music from their other Broadway shows.
04/12/2012 - 04/15/2012
04/12 - 7:30 pm
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 8:00 pm
04/15 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 601 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Managing Marcellus: A Deliberative Theater Event
The League of Women Voters of Westmoreland County presents an original play by Shannon Deep and produced by the Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., along with a discussion about Marcellus Shale. Citizens of Westmoreland County can get beyond the slogans to join a constructive discussion about the challenges and promise of shale gas. Registration requested.
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg, PA

Alan Barker conducts the PBT Orchestra in Delibes' tuneful score. A mysterious girl seen from the window of Dr. Coppelius' workshop sparks a lovers' quarrel. Beguiled by the beautiful Coppélia, Franz is distracted from his betrothed, and the absurdity reaches hilarious heights when the inquisitive Swanhilda discovers her rival is a mere mechnical doll.
04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 8:00 pm
04/15 - 2:00 pm

Location: Benedum Center, 235 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Ages 3-8. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's much-anticipated new production unites old favorites and new friends through evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry. Three of Eric Carle's books are featured, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, and Papa Get the Moon. Carle's gentle verses, snappy rhymes and textured collage illustrations are translated onto the stage with dazzling effects sure to delight young theater-goers and their grown ups.
04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012

Location: various

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