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Pittsburgh Symphony plays 'Silent Spring'

WHAT The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the New York premiere of Steven Stucky's "Silent Spring," based on Rachel Carson's classic book of environmental awareness. The piece had its world premiere just last week in Pittsburgh. The orchestra's Tilles Center concert also includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring guest soloist Hilary Hahn.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville

INFO $45-$92;, 516-299-3100

PLUS: Bernie Williams at Madison Theatre

WHAT Still showing great hands in his new career, former Yankees centerfield great Bernie Williams plays a classical/Latin jazz guitar concert.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre

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INFO $30-$100;, 866-811-4111

THEATER: Tony-nominated 'Next Fall'

WHAT Synergy Theatre Company presents the Long Island premiere of "Next Fall," Geoffrey Nauffts' 2010 Tony nominee for best play. Two gay men, a closeted Christian and a very out Jewish agnostic, find that love transcends religion. This intelligent, sensitive examination of faith respects both belief and doubt -- not to mention straight and gay.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 4 at Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip

INFO $5-$10;, 631-881-4560

PLUS: Fellini-inspired musical 'Nine'

WHAT "Nine," the musical based on Fellini's "8 1/2," celebrates the legendary Italian film director's appetite for beautiful women, first stoked at the tender age that is its title. Precocious, wasn't he?

WHEN | WHERE Saturday night at 8, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., through March 11 at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip; also March 17-April 1 at BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Tpke.

INFO $14-$20, $25 at the door;, 631-581-2700 (check website for Elmont prices)

ART: Fine dining gallery in Jamesport

WHAT The East End Arts Council presents a pair of shows depicting scenes from near and far at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery upstairs in the comfortably rustic Jamesport Manor Inn. Paintings by Bryan Gutman of Patchogue capture seasonal landscapes from the North and South forks. Autumn leaves and spring blossoms inspire Gutman to make best use of his keen plein-air eye for color. Howard Stevens of Rocky Point travels the globe to photograph his right-place-at-the-right-time images that evoke spontaneity, despite their meticulous composition.

WHEN | WHERE Open during restaurant hours: noon to 10 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, through May 2; reception 3 to 5 p.m. March 4, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport

INFO Free;, 631-722-0500

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