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The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of October 25th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

Join the Pittsburgh Dance Council at the Byham Theater this Saturday, October 30, 2010, 8:00 p.m. for a dance experience that you won’t soon forget.
Tickets cost $22 – $56
Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have.” – The Washington Post

BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Sarah Chang plays Bruch
This Friday, October 29th 2010 – Sunday, October 31st 2010 at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Tickets Cost: $17.50 – $80.00
Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Sarah Chang, violin; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Weber: Overture to Oberon; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Tower: Sequoia; Ravel: Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé. French conductor Ludovic Morlot makes his PSO debut with the Overture to Weber’s Oberon, an opera based on the king of the fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Joan Tower’s Sequoia is one of her first award-winning compositions. Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet score and one of Ravel’s most passionate works. Sarah Chang, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, performs the ever-popular Bruch Concerto No. 1.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts: What Makes Music?
Saturday, October 30th 2010 at 11:15 a.m. at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Lawrence Loh, conductor; Katy Shackleton Williams, vocalist. Melody, rhythm and harmony make music. Like an architect designs a building, composers create music with these essential building blocks. Watch a musical skyscraper take shape with Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, Strauss’ Radetzky March and music from Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Beginning at 10:00am before the concert, children may meet PSO musicians, learn about stories and dances in the music you’re about to hear.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

The Pittsburgh Penguins!

Friday, October 29, 2010: Flyers Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010: Penguins Vs. Lightning at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2010: Penguins Vs. Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m.