Pitt's Symphony Orchestra presents a new work by graduate composer Laura Schwartz and Dvorak's famous New World Symphony.
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. for modern instruments By Tom Kennedy).
Pitt's Symphony Orchestra performs David Stock's Triflumena (1978), Lou Harrison's Suite for Symphonic Strings (celebrating the composer's centennial), Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 in A Major, op. 9.
The University Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Pitt Stages, presents Parade.
This homecoming week concert will feature Pitt alumnus Guy Klucevsek, world famous accordionist/composer, performing his Ratatatatouille for accordion and orchestra. Also on the program are Igor Stravinsky's Concerto in D for string orchestra and Johannes Brahms's Variations on a theme by Haydn, op. 56a.
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.
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,
"Reaching a major anniversary is always an accomplishment worth celebrating. The University of Pittsburgh Orchestra will open its 40th season on Oct. 5 in the most apt way — a performance of challenging and rewarding music."
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.
The Gospel Choir will have an open rehearsal on Thursday, September 1 in 123 Music Building from 6–7:40 p.m. No prepared music needed. Come and explore singing gospel music!
Featuring a new work by Federico Garcia de Castro, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with soloist Christian Clark, and Brahms’s Third Symphony