Carnegie Mellon Press Release: October 30, 2003
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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
October 30, 2003

Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrate Years of Collaboration with a Concert Nov. 7

PITTSBURGH—The Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards for Pittsburgh-area high school students and Carnegie Mellon students.

The Pittsburgh Symphony and Carnegie Mellon School of Music enjoy a close working relationship that includes orchestra musicians who not only teach lessons and give master classes at the school, but who also regularly interact with members of the university community.

This season, the Pittsburgh Symphony is inviting the Carnegie Mellon community to "Carnegie Mellon University Day" at Heinz Hall. In addition to the concert, Carnegie Mellon alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to a post-concert dessert reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with symphony musicians. Alan Fletcher, head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon, will offer a pre-concert lecture beginning at 6:45 p.m. Additionally, a student ensemble from the School of Music will present a pre-concert performance in the Grand Lobby.

The evening's concert program is full of exciting music consisting of two works by Roberto Sierra (his Concerto for Violin & Viola is a world premiere featuring Andrés Cárdenes and Roberto Diaz) and Richard Strauss' autobiographical Symphonia Domestica.

Discount ticket order forms are available at the Carnegie Mellon University Center Information Desk. Seats are $20 in the Gallery, $25 in Family Circle and $33 on the Main Floor. These prices include both the concert ticket and the post-concert dessert reception.

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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