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March 8, 2012 12:00 am
  • Irish folk group Dervish will perform Saturday in Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland, for Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.
    Irish folk group Dervish will perform Saturday in Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland, for Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.
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ALL WEEKEND

'Pirates' season

It's beginning to feel a lot like spring if the Pittsburgh Savoyards are offering Gilbert & Sullivan's classic comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance."

The Savoyards having been keeping the work of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan alive and well since 1938, while occasionally working in other composers' comic operas.

The very model of a 73rd-season production at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, can be seen at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. General admission tickets are $20, $16 for students and senior citizens and $10 for preteens; www.pittsburghsavoyards.org or 412-734-8476.

Previn and the PSO

These days, former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Andre Previn usually shows up to conduct with a new work in hand. This weekend is no exception when the man who led the PSO from 1976-84 returns to Heinz Hall, Downtown, to premiere his Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn and Tuba. He wrote it for principals from the PSO brass section: George Vosburgh, trumpet; William Caballero, horn; and Craig Knox, tuba. Haydn's Symphony No. 102 and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony round out the program at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $20; 412-392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org. (See story, Page W-13.)

TONIGHT

Just for moe.rons

Phish and the Dave Matthews Band will be coming around in the summer. If you have a checklist for seeing all the old jam bands, you can start tonight at Stage AE, with an up-close look at moe.

The hard, funky band is 10 albums into a career that started at the University of Buffalo in 1990 and included slots on the Furthur Festival and Woodstock 99.

moe. has largely been an independent project, but for the recent "What Happened to the LA LAs," the band signed to Sugar Hill Records and worked with producer John Travis (Kid Rock).

"For most of our career we've done everything on our own in a very cottage industry, home-y kind of way," guitarist-singer Chuck Garvey says in the latest bio. "Everything we take on -- whether it's the creation of a T-shirt, a song, an album or a festival or concert -- from start to finish, we have our hands in it. And this time we actually made the leap of putting ourselves in someone else's hands to help us come out with something different."


First Published 2012-03-07 23:17:22

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