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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, April 16, 2012

Jason Mooney, cello
Classical QED 89.3 intern Jason Mooney gives his senior recital of cello works by Bach, Beethoven, Frescobaldi, and Shostakovich with pianist Rodrigo Ojeda. Free.
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra & Wind Ensemble
Ronald Zollman conducts Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Winds featuring soloists Cynthia DeAlmeida, Michael Rusinek, Nancy Goeres, and William Caballero; and additional music TBA.
Time: 8:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham
Showcasing the diverse and impressive talents of the Conservatory dance students, this performance features an exciting array of dance legends and styles. Featured works by Martha Graham, Ohad Naharin, Ann Reinking, and Val Caniparoli have influenced the dance world's past and inspire its future.
04/19/2012 - 04/21/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Dr. Givings marvels at the effect a new electric invention has on patients suffering from “female hysteria,” while in the adjoining room, his own wife yearns for what is missing in their marriage. Pulitzer prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated hit has generated a buzz of excitement from East Coast to West. Alan Stanford directs a cast featuring Lissa Brennan, Jessica Frances Dukes, Brad Heberlee, Melinda Helfrich, Megan McDermott, Denver Milord and Philip Winters.
04/19/2012 - 05/05/2012
Stephen Foster Memorial Pittsburgh, PA
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Romance of Classical Music
American-born but Parisian-raised pianist Nicholas Angelich debuted last season with the Royal Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. This medalist at the Casadesus and Bachauer competitions plays Brahms' Piano Concerto #2, which is essentially a symphony in disguise. Conductor Gianadrea Noseda conducts excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet on the first half of the concert.
04/20/2012 - 04/22/2012
04/20 - 8:00 pm
04/21 - 8:00 pm
04/22 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pops III: Blues in G Minor
Canadian vocalist and actress Shakura S'Aida was a hit at the 2010 Heritage Music Blues Fest in Wheeling. S’Aida will appeal to blues enthusiasts and symphony-goers alike performing a blues-oriented program with orchestra.
Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, WV
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Four Bitchin' Babes: Diva Nation
With their whimsical, hip, and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these hysterically funny and multi-talented musicians let loose on how the new millennium has, in some cases literally, changed the face of The Diva! Let your sense of humor be your ticket to a magical place where chocolate is a vegetable, wine is in the food pyramid, shopping for shoes is medicinal, and a girl can safely admit that she wears 100% cotton underneath it all!
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Moses G. Hogan/Glenn E. Burleigh Choral Festival
The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir in conjunction with CCAC, will draw choral music educators, performers, choral scholars, and fans from across the USA. The Festival opens with a concert by The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir & Ensemble and Penn State's "Essence of Joy Alumni Singers." Saturday will feature Massed Choir rehearsals, and a panel of national and international composers, educators and scholars including H.T. Burleigh Specialist Jean Snyder, LaVonne Burleigh, and composer Raymond Wise.
04/20/2012 - 04/21/2012
Time: various

Location: CCAC Auditorium, Allegheny Campus

Music of Bach, Brahms, Rossini, and Schumann performed by Paula Tuttle, cello; Eva Ostrakovna, soprano; Yeeha Chiu, piano; and Mark Sutton, violin. Free admission.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Hector Olivera
The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee presents a free recital by Hector Olivera, “One of the most gifted artists now before the public.” -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity…Olivera is in a class by himself.” -- Atlanta Journal. A fundraising dinner precedes the recital, dinner reservations required at (724) 349-1996.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Graystone Presbyterian Church, 640 Church St., Indiana, PA

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