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University Orchestra

February 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

Pitt's Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 (third movement), the premiere of graduate composer Marco Giusto's Four Pieces for orchestra, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra (with faculty artists Cynthia Warren, Mary Beth Malek, Linda Fisher, and Jason Allison), and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (abridged and arr.

December 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Pitt's Symphony Orchestra performs David Stock's Triflumena(1978), Lou Harrison's Suite for Symphonic Strings (celebrating the composer's centennial), and  Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 in A Major, op. 9. The program also features Giovanni Gabrieli's Canzona X and music from Daron Hagen's Shining Brow.

November 19, 2017 (All day)

Pitt Stages and the University Symphony Orchestra combine forces to present Parade.

October 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

This homecoming week concert will feature Pitt alumnus Guy Klucevsek (MA ’71 in composition and theory), world famous accordionist/composer, performing his Ratatatatouille for accordion and orchestra.

April 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

Pitt's Symphony Orchestra concludes its 40th Anniversary Season with Gilda Lyon's "Alice Awakens" (from her opera A New Kind of Fallout) and Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

February 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Pitt's Symphony Orchestra performs two works by Prokofiev for this program: the Second Piano Concerto with soloist Harry Jamison, and the Classical Symphony. The concert also features the premiere of Nicholas Grieneisen's Waltz for Orchestra.

Pittsubrgh Tribune Review classical music critic Mark Kanny highlighted the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Season in the most recent A&E update. Kanny noted that,

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles beginning Monday, August 29. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are encourgaged to apply regardless of your major. Below, please find specific audition requirements for each of our groups.

December 7, 2016 - 8:00pm

Featuring a new work by Federico Garcia de Castro, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with soloist Christian Clark, and Brahms’s Third Symphony

October 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Join Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the first concert in the ensemble's 40th Anniversary Season!

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