February 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops conducted by Fawzi Haimor. Special guest singers Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro will join in to serenade you with popular love songs from Broadway and beyond. Drawing upon musicians from five continents, the PSO and its growing family expresses great diversity and an immense appreciation of excellent music.
The Pittsburgh Symphony remains among the world’s top orchestras, thrilling audiences for over 100 years, and has been named by some as “the Greatest American Orchestra.”
Update: We were informed in early December that the two singers performing with the PSO Pops will now be Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro, both with extensive performance experience, including impressive Broadway roles to their credit.
Christiane Noll starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime,
receiving Tony and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen
Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother. Broadway and National Tour
appearances include Chaplin (Drama Desk Nom.), Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway), It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award), Grease, Miss Saigon, and South Pacific (Australia/Thailand). She was recently featured in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music.
Hugh Panaro is currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Also on Broadway, Panaro has been seen as Gaylord Ravenal in the Harold Prince revival of Show Boat, Marius in Les Miserables, and he created the roles of Buddy Foster in Side Show, Julian Craster in Jule Styne’s final musical The Red Shoes, and the title role of the seductive vampire in Elton John’s musical Lestat. Mr. Panaro made his West End debut as Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat and went on to perform the title role in Martin Guerre. Some of Panaro’s Off-Broadway credits include White Lies at the Triad Theater, Noa Noa at Playwright’s Horizons, Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights at the John Housman Theatre, Children of Eden at the Actor’s Playhouse, and Robert in Little Fish at Second Stage Theatre.
Tickets are priced at $38 (regular), $32 (discount for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more), and $16 (I-Card holder, students, and children).
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