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The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of November 8th.

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!

PNC Pops: Rags to Ritzes: The Music of Irving Berlin
Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 11th – 13th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 14th at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Tickets cost: $20.00 – $89.00

Jack Everly, conductor; and vocalists Ashley Brown, Hugh Panaro, NaTasha Yvette Williams, James T. Lane, and Tony DeSare. Jack Everly conducts an all-star cast in a stirring program of Berlin’s greatest music. This concert honors the most beloved and prolific of American songwriters with There’s No Business Like Show Business, Blue Skies, Puttin’ on the Ritz and White Christmas.
Call 412-392-4900 for more information.

Pointe in Time: A Gershwin Fantasy Ball
Saturday, November 13th 2010 at 6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Visit the Westin Convention Center Hotel and experience the era of Rhapsody in Blue at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Pointe in Time: A Gershwin Fantasy Ball.
Each ticket, table, and sponsorship directly supports the artistic and community engagement endeavors of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. This events is black tie.

Each ticket, $350/single, includes pre-dinner cocktail hour, a three course meal paired with wine, a table-side ballet performance, live auction and endless entertainment from Studio E.
For more information contact the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at 412.454.9137 or ssouleret@pittsburghballet.org

Pittsburgh Penguins!
Home Games:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: Bruins Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 2010: Lightning Vs. Penguins at7:00 p.m.
Away Game:
Saturday, November 13, 2010: Penguins Vs. Thrashers at 7:00 p.m.

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts: What Makes Music?

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Fiddlesticks Family Concerts: What Makes Music?

You won’t want to miss it, this Saturday, October 30th 2010 at 11:15 a.m.!
For just $16.00-$19.00, see Fiddlesticks Family Concerts at Heinz Hall.

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.

For more information, call The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900.

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of October 18th.

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!

Music 101 with Joan Tower: “Choreographing Sound”
Wednesday, October 20th 2010 from 2:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Joan Tower, PSO Composer of the Year and guest speaker. Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Music 101 is a lunchtime lecture series of informal presentations, providing the community with opportunities to hear personal insights from PSO musicians, conductors and key personnel. Held in an intimate setting at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, this informative series is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Doors open and lunch served at 11:15 am, no reservations necessary. Pack a lunch or call 412.392.3303 to order a Common Plea gourmet picnic lunch.

Women Rock
Thursday, October 21st 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
The August Wilson Center hosts A Spectacular Event of Women Artists.
One Stage. One Night.
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No1
Thursday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, October 22nd – 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Admission is $12.50 – $46.50
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Olga Kern, piano. Tower: For the Uncommon Woman; Tower: Made in America; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvořák: Symphony No. 6. Joan Tower composed the fanfare, For the Uncommon Woman, to honor adventurous women and Made in America as a commission for 65 U.S. orchestras in all 50 states. Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, Olga Kern debuts in Rachmaninoff’s seldom-heard First Piano Concerto. Although composed in the Viennese symphonic tradition, Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony unmistakably portrays his Czech heritage.
Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 412-392-4900 for more information.

The Pittsburgh Penguins!
Home:
Monday, October 18, 2010: Senators Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m.
Away:
Thursday, October 21, 2010: Penguins Vs. Predators at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 2010: Penguins Vs. Blues at 8:00 p.m.