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Jan. 12: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Concert Features Director of Orchestral Studies Candidate, Jan. 18

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Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Concert Features
Director of Orchestral Studies Candidate, Jan. 18

Scott ParkmanPITTSBURGH—The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic will perform under the direction of director of Orchestral Studies candidate Scott Parkman, former assistant conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, at 5 p.m., Jan. 18 in Oakland's Carnegie Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased beginning at 4 p.m. on the afternoon of the performance at Carnegie Music Hall, and are $5 for general admission, $4 for senior citizens and free for college students with ID.
    
The Philharmonic will begin the new year with a program structured to showcase the ensemble's talent as well as the conducting abilities of Parkman, a candidate to succeed Juan Pablo Izquierdo, who retired in May 2008. The performance opens with Mozart's famed "Symphony No. 40 in G minor" followed by Paul Dukas' "Villanelle pour Cor et Orchestre," which features Kathryn Petrarulo, a senior horn performance major. Parkman will then lead the ensemble in the challenging and highly electric "Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable" by Carl Nielsen.  
          
Parkman currently serves as artistic director and principal conductor of American Century Music. In addition to his orchestral conducting, he has also conducted ballet, opera and youth orchestra performances. His tenure as assistant conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra involved numerous performances at Powell Symphony Hall conducting major works by Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius, Wagner and Tchaikovsky, among others.
    
The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic is 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 claims alumni in the New York Philharmonic, and the Chicago and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, among many others.

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Pictured above is Scott Parkman, director of Orchestral Studies candidate.