University Orchestra

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: October 17

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the Scherzo from Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony and Copland's Quiet City with soloists Matthew Rosenblatt (trumpet) and Daniel Rothman (English Horn). Faculty artist Tina Faigen will be featured on Brahms's Piano Concerto no. 1.

Please note that the premiere of Karen Brown's Medusa for euphonium and orchestra has been postponed.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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).

Orchestra's 40th Season Highlighted in Local Media

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."