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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Concert in Somerset
Music Director Istvan Jaray conducts the 12th annual JSO Mother's Day Concert in Somerset, featuring light classical favorites and "the boy with the golden voice," 11-year-old singer Shane Treloar.  Every mother receives a flower, courtesy of Somerset Trust Company.
Time: 2:30pm

Location: Somerset Area High School Auditorium

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art
Persad Center's 'Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art' auction and reception brings together the work of more than 200 local, regional, and international artists who donate original art and sculpture.  The event includes delicacies from top restaurants, the best entertainment in the city, and a diverse audience. 
Time: 6pm

Location: August Wilson Center, downtown Pittsburgh

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group reaches people of all ages, languages, and cultures.
05/15/2012 - 05/20/2012
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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SOLD OUT! Music for the Spirit
SOLD OUT! Manfred Honeck conducts an ensemble of PSO principals and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in sacred choruses by Handel, Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and Haydn, as well as instrumental works by Ravel, Bloch and Mozart interspersed with Old Testament readings. Featured soloists include Anne Martindale Williams, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Michael Rusinek, Andrey Nemzer and Gregg Baker.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Italian Riviera
Music Director Edward Leonard conducts Berlioz' Roman Carnival Overture, several Italian opera scenes with tenor Robert Frankenberry, Mendelssohn's Symphony #4 “Italian” and Respighi's Fountains of Rome.
05/18/2012 - 05/19/2012
Time: various
05/18 - 8:00 pm
05/19 - 7:00 pm

Location: various

Vaughan Williams' Symphony #5
Music Director Warren Davidson conducts Borodin's Prince Igor Overture, Dall'Abaco's Oboe Concerto, Op. 5, featuring Renate Sakins; and Vaughan Williams' Symphony #5.
Time: 7:30 pm
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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"Mosaic" explores the range and power of love - the love of a parent and child, romantic love, God's love, and the love of life in the midst of  dark and challenging times. Featured works will  include Allan Naplan's Yiddish piece, "Schlaf Mein Kind," and Charles Davidson's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," a song cycle with poetry written by children interned at the Terezin concentration camp. Other works incorporate texts from Song of Solomon and the Psalms set by composers including Joan Szymko, Pablo Casals, and Z. Randall Stroope.
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Church of the Ascension. 4729 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Ayre with clarinetist David Krakauer
This ensemble, with players from the Pittsburgh Symphony, clarinetist David Krakauer, soprano Lara Bruckman, and more, conducted by David Stock, perform a Sephardic song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov that features Hebrew, Christian, and Arab texts; plus a work by David Stock, and more.
05/20/2012 - 05/21/2012
Time: 7:30pm

Location: Sun: Temple Emanuel of South Hills; Mon: Rodef Shalom, Shadyside