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Culture notes: Pinch ‘n’ Ouch announces season; Marietta bassist selected for new national orchestra

THEATER
Pinch ‘n’ Ouch reveals 2013 season
Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre has announced its 2013 lineup, starting with Grant McGowen’s already-running romantic drama “Let’s Make It,” extended through March 30. Also to be staged by the Poncey-Highland troupe: Lesyle Headland’s “Assistance,” a biting office comedy, April 12-May 5; Annie Baker’s off-Broadway cult hit, the comic drama of misfit friendship “The Aliens,” June 14-July 6; and Atlanta playwright Britton Buttrill’s “Scratching,” inspired by the tattooing craze, Aug. 9-31. http://www.pnotheatre.org. HOWARD POUSNER

CLASSICAL MUSIC
Marietta bassist selected for new national orchestra
Andrew Sommer, a Marietta high-school senior and son of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra double bassist Douglas Sommer, as been selected for the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, announced by Carnegie Hall on Monday. Andrew, who is home-schooled, is principal bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. The 120 musicians of the National Youth Orchestra will participate in a two-week training residence on the New York campus of Purchase College in June, before touring to Washington’s Kennedy Center, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. www.carnegiehall.org/nyousa. HOWARD POUSNER

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