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April 13: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Concert Features Director of Orchestral Studies Candidate, April 14

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Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Concert Features
Director of Orchestral Studies Candidate, April 14

Gil RosePITTSBURGH—Gil Rose, a 1992 Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and director of orchestral studies candidate, will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 in Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $4 for senior citizens and free for college students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Music Hall door one hour prior to the concert.

The performance will open with Mozart’s “Overture to La Clemenze di Tito” followed by Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor,” which features pianist Vivian Choi, an artist diploma candidate. Rose will then lead the ensemble in the night’s closing performance of Tchaikovsky’s passionate “Symphony No. 6.”

As founder of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and guest conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rose has been recognized as one of the new generation of American conductors shaping the future of classical music.

The Boston Globe has said, “Music director Gil Rose is some kind of genius; his concerts are wildly entertaining, intellectually rigorous, and meaningful. … With him and the band, music is a liberated living thing, dancing off the page and outside the box.”

The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic is an ensemble comprised of student musicians from across the United States and 19 foreign countries.

Philharmonic performances have been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics at such prestigious institutions as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston's Symphony Hall and Severance Hall in Cleveland. Its recordings appear on the Mode Records, New World Records, New Albion and Carnegie Mellon record labels. The orchestra has alumni in the New York Philharmonic, and the Chicago and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, among many others.

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Pictured above is Gil Rose, a 1992 Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and director of orchestral studies candidate.