Pittsburgh Symphony Concert Rescheduled, New Date Set

Posted on 3/3/2015 10:32:39 AM

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.

Concert Program

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.”

Ticket Information

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 e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

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.

Maestro Manfred Honeck




Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

April 20, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The 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.

For more information, visit Pittsburgh Symphony, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.