University of Pittsburgh
January 3, 2007

University of Pittsburgh to Host Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra

PITT ARTS offering Pitt student tickets for $10, faculty and staff tickets for $12.50
Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH--The Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 in Pitt's Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The event is cosponsored by PITT ARTS, and tickets are $10 for Pitt students and $12.50 for Pitt faculty and staff. Tickets for the general public are $21.50.

Conducted by Andrés Cárdenes, also the evening's featured solo violinist, the orchestra will include in its program a new work, Visions and Miracles by Christopher Theofanidis, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Composer of the Year. Also on the program will be Haydn's Symphony No. 43 in E-flat Major ("Mercury"), Mozart's Adagio in E Major for violin and orchestra, K.261; Mozart's Rondo in C Major for violin and orchestra, K.373; and Mozart's Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat Major, K.319.

Concertmaster of the PSO since 1989, Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his performances as solo violinist and violist, conductor, chamber musician, and Grammy-nominated recording artist. He has served as artistic director and conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra since its inception in 1999.

PITT ARTS has been connecting Pitt students to Pittsburgh's cultural life since it was founded in 1997. Funded by the Office of the Provost, it sponsors more than 110 free student outings a year. Concert tickets can be purchased at the PITT ARTS office, 929 William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4498.

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