The Lively Arts at IUP continues its 2016–17 Ovations!
season with a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The concert
will feature this year’s Helwig Distinguished Artist, violinist Pinchas
Zukerman and will be presented Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in
Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
The orchestra will be under the direction of Maestro Manfred
Honeck. The orchestra will perform Edward Elgar’s popular Variations on an
Original Theme, more commonly known as the “Enigma Variations.” In the second
half, they will perform a newer work by James MacMillan titled “Britannia,” a
collection of march tunes, Irish reels, jigs, and even drinking songs.
Zukerman will then join the orchestra for Max Bruch’s
masterful Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26. That
will be followed by the presentation on stage of the Helwig award and words
The audience is then invited to a free reception in the
Crimson Café, sponsored by IUP Dining.
Zukerman began his musical career at age four, and he
adopted the violin only four years later. He was born in Tel Aviv, but moved to
the United States as he expanded his music career. While studying at the
Juilliard School, he released a recording of his music, which was excellently
received and continues to be a source of great pride. From there, he began his
conducting career and directed a variety of national orchestras. He continues
to receive a wide variety of honors including the National Medal of Arts, and
is continually invited to perform with a host of prestigious musicians and
orchestras across the globe.
Founded as the PSO in 1895, and performing under the baton
of Maestro Victor Herbert in 1896, the musicians quickly gained the popularity
of their listeners, earning them an invitation to perform two concerts at
Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1899.
Surviving even the hard times of the Great Depression, the
orchestra continued to grow in size, refinement, and worldwide popularity,
performing across the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Nominated
for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, the PSO has released a
number of albums.
Tickets for this event are available online at
IUPTickets.com or the Lively Arts’ website. They 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 hour prior to the performance.
Tickets are priced at $40 for regular admission, $34 for
seniors, and $18 for students and children. Special rates are available to
groups of 15 or more.
For more information on this and other events within the
Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The appearance of Pinchas Zukerman with the Pittsburgh Symphony
is funded, in part, by the Helwig Distinguished Artist Endowment established in
1988 by the late Florence L. Helwig in memory of her husband, Wilfred E.
Helwig. The endowment and the Helwig family have supported the appearance of 18
different performing artists since that time.
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