This Friday night (October 4th) is the first Pitt Night at the Symphony hosted by Pitt Arts and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall! The 2013–14 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season opens with one of the most recognizable works of all time, Carmina Burana. This 20th-century choral masterpiece has been heard countless times in film, television and even at professional sports events. The program also includes the world premiere of the PSO-commissioned Sixth Symphony by David Stock and Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio.
Tickets start at $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff! Prices include a post concert dessert reception in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms for all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, staff and their guests. The reception is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Buy your tickets today!
The premiere of the Stock’s Sixth Symphony is particularly significant as it launches what the PSO has deemed “The Year of Pittsburgh Composers.” As part of this year-long celebration of Pittsburgh-based composers, the PSO will present a concert in February featuring three University of Pittsburgh composers: faculty members Mathew Rosenblum and Amy Williams, and doctoral candidate Bomi Jang. Don’t miss the first installation of the Year of Pittsburgh Composers and find out how vibrant the classical music tradition is right here in Pittsburgh!