Pittsburgh Symphony Concert Includes Popular and New Works

Posted on 4/10/2015 10:42:48 AM

After a February appearance was cancelled due to weather, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is re-set to perform as part of this year’s Ovations! series. The concert, under the baton of Maestro Manfred Honeck, will now be presented at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

In reference to the keen desire to reschedule the concert for the current season, PSO’s vice president for operations and general manager Declan McGovern stated, “The relationship between IUP and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra goes back decades. We are especially committed to engaging with young audiences as today’s students will be our audience in the future.  In many cases when we visit campuses, it’s the first time students have heard a great symphony orchestra. This first experience can last a lifetime.”

Lively Arts executive director Hank Knerr added, “The PSO is part of our family and one of our more popular concerts each year. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary season of the Lively Arts, it would have been difficult to imagine it without this world-class ensemble. And what better way to celebrate than to have the Maestro himself at the podium?”

The repertoire for thee Indiana concert was specially assembled by Honeck. It will include selected pieces from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” Ballet Suite as well as the composer’s highly popular sixth and final symphony, commonly titled “The Pathetique.” Having just premiered, the concert will also include the Maestro’s own concept of an operatic score by Antonin Dvorak transformed into an orchestral piece titled “The Rusalka Fantasy.”

McGovern went on to explain, “We are delighted that our Music Director Manfred Honeck has chosen such a compelling program of music, bringing together some of Tchaikovsky’s best loved ballet and symphonic scores for this special one-night-only concert at IUP.”

Any tickets being held for the February 21 cancelled concert will be honored April 20. Additional tickets are available online or the Lively Arts online ticketing website.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $40 for regular admission, $34 for seniors and groups, and $18 for students and children.

For more information on this and other events offered through the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra




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.

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