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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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

Daniel and Todd Phillips in Recital
The two violinists from the Orion String Quartet, quartet-in-residence for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York, play duos by their father, Eugene Phillips, and the Grand Duo Concertante by Charles-Auguste de Beriot.
Time: 7:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Charlotte's Web Live!
This family musical is based on E. B. White's loving story of friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid ending up as a pork chop! Charlotte, a fine writer, hits on a plan to fool farmer Zuckerman - she will create a "miracle."
Time: 3 shows
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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University of Dubuque Choir
The choir, based in Dubuque, Iowa, performs here during its national tour.  The choir sang in New York City last night, and will perform in Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow.  Free.
Time: 6pm

Location: Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road, Greentree