Special Weekend and Special Discount for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Posted on 9/27/2018 1:32:20 PM

Join the Lively Arts at IUP this weekend as they kick off the Ovations! Series with a very special performance from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature this year’s Helwig Distinguished Artist, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, and will be presented Saturday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets for the performance in person at the box office prior to the day of the show to avoid a $3/ticket fee. For an additional savings of $5/ticket, patrons may use the discount code “PSO5OFF.”

Meet the Maestros posterPrior to the concert, “Meet the Maestros,” a free Q&A session sponsored by IUP’s Music Department and Lively Arts, will take place from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, in DiCicco Hall (Rm. 121) of Cogwell Hall. This event is open to the public and will feature the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Manfred Honeck, and guest soloist, the world-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, the 2018–19 Helwig Distinguished Artist. It will be moderated by IUP music faculty member and applied violin and viola professor Colleen Ferguson.

Following the concert, the audience is invited to a free post-show reception in the Crimson Café, sponsored by IUP Dining.

The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Manfred Honeck, will open the concert with Beethoven’s only opera, Overture to Fidelio, Opus 72. Zukerman will join the orchestra for Max Bruch’s masterful Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26. In the second half, the orchestra will close the concert with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra posterTickets for this event are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $40 for regular admission, $36 for ages 60 and over, $23 for military and I-Card, and $20 for IUP students and 18 and under. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office is closed for university holidays. Tickets are no longer available at the Hadley Union Building. For more information on this and other events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

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 annually.