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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, May 19, 2012

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

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women
A hilarious new hit about two women discovering their childhood diaries and the sweet, awkward, embarrassing and heartwarming stories they inspire. A combination of sketch comedy, improvisation and musical numbers – with a little audience participation thrown in – Girls Only is the perfect way to celebrate all things girly.
05/23/2012 - 09/02/2012
CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Private Lives
After a tempestuous marriage, Amanda and Elyot got divorced. Just a few years later, however, each goes to the altar again – Amanda with Victor, and Elyot with Sibyl. Honeymooning at the same seaside hotel, a shared balcony is the fuse that detonates this sizzling comedy when the newlyweds discover they have rooms next to each other. Noel Coward’s masterpiece about the lunacy of love radiates with diamond-bright wit and style to burn. Ted Pappas directs.
05/24/2012 - 06/24/2012
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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