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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
October 9, 2003

Conductor Juan Pablo Izquierdo Conducts Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Oct. 15

PITTSBURGH—Juan Pablo Izquierdo will conduct the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue. The program includes Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony in Three Movements" and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 4 in F Minor." Regular admission is $5; student admission is free with a valid student ID.

Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 4" is one of the most beloved and moving of all romantic works. Stravinsky's "Symphony in Three Movements" is one of the most brilliant works from his neoclassical period.

The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Maestro Izquierdo have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Symphony Hall in Boston, and have made recordings on the Mode and the New Albion labels. Izquierdo is internationally known, having conducted major orchestras in Europe and South America, including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and those in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, Madrid, Paris and Brussels.

In the Middle East, Izquierdo has conducted the Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Chamber Orchestra and was music director of the Testimonium Israel Festival in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv from 1974 to 1985. In 1976, he was awarded the National Music Prize by the Israel Ministry of Culture. He has also conducted at the Holland, Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin, Munich and Budapest festivals, and in 1998 received his second National Critics Award in his native Santiago.

The School of Music is one of five schools in Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs. For more information on the College of Fine Arts, contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or email ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

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