For 14 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra has partnered with IUP to bring a variety of concerts, classes, and
workshops to the Indiana community. For the first time, the partnership will
involve a full side-by-side concert.
The concert, to be presented on
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. will begin
with the Pittsburgh Symphony performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Chaconne”
followed by Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major.
Following intermission, the orchestra
will be joined by 42 specially selected IUP music students. They will perform alongside the PSO members to perform Edvard Grieg’s Suite No. 1 from
Peer Gynt and Alexander Borodin’s Polovtzian Dances from Prince Igor.
The concert will be under the direction
of new PSO resident director Francesco Leece-Chung, who will mark his PSO debut
with this performance. All four works are considered to be some of the most
popular orchestral works of their kind.
Over the next two weeks, students will
work with IUP faculty to prepare the music. Three PSO musicians and director
Lecce-Chong will then visit campus for individual rehearsals and workshops. On
the morning of September 30, the IUP musicians will travel to Heinz Hall for a
rehearsal with the full orchestra before returning to Indiana for the 8:00 p.m.
performance. A reception for the audience and student musicians will follow in the
Crimson Café, sponsored by IUP Dining.
Student string players selected include
violin I: Alex Price, Nashwan
Abdullah, Zoe Grubbs, Christy Adamiak, Dan Lebo, and Lameera Pine; violin
II: Casey Williams, Bobbi
Roberts, Colter Long, Sarah Everett, and Jesse Finalle-Newton; ciola:
Kaitlyn Alford, Noah Riek,
and Marianna Gonzales; cello: Asjah
Herrington, and Josh
Hudson; bass: James Reiland and Thomas Campbell.
Wind performers include flute: Brenden Goff and Kelsi
Harmon; oboe: Madeline Helbling and Jenna Dell; clarinet: Marykate
Kuhne and Jacob LeJeune; bassoon: Matthew
Emanuelson and Luke
Student brass musicians include horn: Dominic Gaudio, Gabby
Swackhamer, and Jacinda
Dowling; trumpet: Maria Baldoni and Matthew Pinker; trombone: Adam Myers, Seth
Allport, and Destinee DiMino; tuba: Garrison
Percussion performers include Matthew Altomare, Michael Garbett, Jesse Griffith, Nick Metz,
and John Mullen.
Tickets are available now online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building
or by calling 724-357-1313. Additional information is available on the website,
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or
by calling the Lively Arts at 724-357-ARTS (2787).
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
concert is presented as part of the Lively Arts’s Ovations! series presented by
the College of Fine Arts. The series is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative
Association, business and foundation sponsors, individuals contributing through
the Lively Arts’ Premiere Club, and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on
September 30, 20158:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
As an early treat to the Fall 2015 semester, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to the Fisher Auditorium stage for a special performance, including a side-by-side performance of two works with advance students from the Department of Music.
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