The Lively Arts is pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra concert cancelled on Saturday, February 21, 2015, due to
weather and safety concerns, has been rescheduled. The concert will now be
presented at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in Fisher Auditorium.
The concert program, under the baton of Manfred Honeck, has specially
designed by Honeck for the rescheduled IUP engagement to include
popular masterpieces by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. The concert will begin with selected pieces from
Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” Ballet Suite. Filled with longing and one of
Tchaikovsky’s finest achievements, the concert’s finale will be the composer’s
famous sixth and final symphony, commonly titled “The Pathetique.”
The concert will also include the Maestro’s own arrangement
of an operatic score transformed into a concert piece. The suite is from
Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka, an opera best known for its lyrical “Song to the
Moon.” The work will premiere just a few days earlier at Heinz Hall and will be
one of this year’s recordings by the PSO.
According to Lively Arts executive director Hank Knerr, the
decision to postpone this concert “was certainly not taken lightly. It was made
out of respect for the hundreds of audience members and dozens of musicians who
would have had to brave the elements during what was a questionable night of
ice and snow.
“However, what a great gift we have that the PSO was able to reschedule and
with such a powerhouse of a concert. It will certainly be a treat for everyone
to hear as popular a work as the ‘Pathétique.’ Then bookend that with pieces from
the ‘Swan Lake’ Suite and add a new arrangement of Dvorak’s opera by the Maestro
himself, and we certainly have a unbeatable line-up.”
Tickets for the original date of February 21 will be
honored for the April 20 concert. Patrons holding tickets or “will call”
reservations for that date need not do anything but show up for the
performance. Anyone who is a subscriber or purchased their tickets online and
are unable to use their tickets for the rescheduled performance should contact
that the Lively Arts office to request a refund. You can call 724-357-2787 or
Every attempt will be made to contact individual ticket
buyers by phone or e-mail if tickets were purchased online or at the Hadley
Union Building. If you purchased your tickets on campus at the Hadley Union
Building, you should visit the Hadley Union Ticket Office or call it at (724)
357-1313. Please have your printed tickets with you. Refunds at the HUB will be
available starting Monday, March 9. Credit card refunds submitted online or to the Lively Arts
will start to be processed within the next three days. All requests for refunds
should be received no later than April 1.
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for the April 20
concert may do so online or the Lively Arts online ticket page. Tickets may also be
purchased by visiting the Hadley Union Building ticket office or calling them
at 724-357-1313. Tickets remaining will be sold at the door starting at 7:00
p.m. the night of the concert.
April 20, 20158:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert originally scheduled for Saturday,
February 21, 2014, due to weather conditions has been rescheduled for Monday,
April 20, at 8:00 p.m., in Fisher Auditorium. The concert will include works by
Tchaikovsky and Dvorak under the baton of Manfred Honeck. If you have tickets
for the February 21st concert and are unable to attend the
rescheduled concert, information on receiving a refund (available through April
1), is available online.
This event is over.
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