Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will give a concert as part of the Organ Dedication Concert Series at Epiphany Catholic Church in downtown Pittsburgh. The program will feature Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) and Max Bruch’s Romanze for viola and orchestra. Ayo Ogunranti, a composer and organist currently in graduate studies at Pitt, will perform the organ part for the Saint-Saëns. Pitt Junior Sarah Albani, a double major in music and biology, will be viola soloist for the Bruch. The orchestra's brass section will perform Garbrieli’s Cazona X and Ogunranti will perform his own solo organ composition Gbe E ga from his organ suite titled Sound His Praise.
The concert takes place on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church and is free to the public. Epiphany Catholic Church is located at 1018 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-3502 (across from Chatham Center). For more information about how the church and the Organ Dedication Concert Series, please call 412-471-0257 or visit www.epiphanychurch.net.
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs not only works of the standard art music literature, but new works, especially those of Pitt's student composers. Outstanding students appear as concerto soloists, and the personnel consists of music students, students from the University at large, faculty, staff, and members of the metropolitan community.