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Sept. 23: Carnegie Mellon's School of Music and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony" Oct. 3

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Kristi Ries            
412-268-4921             
kries@andrew.cmu.edu

Eric Sloss
412-268-5765
ecs@andrew.cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Present "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony" Oct. 3

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invite Carnegie Mellon alumni, students, faculty and staff to "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 in Heinz Hall.
    
Andrés Cárdenes, the Dorothy Richard Starling and Alexander Speyer Jr. University Professor of Violin at Carnegie Mellon, will lead the PSO performance. The concert will feature "The Four Seasons," Vivaldi's set of four violin concertos, with Cárdenes as conductor and soloist. "The Four Seasons" is perhaps Vivaldi's best-known work and among the most popular Baroque pieces. Other performance highlights include Artist Lecturer in Cello and PSO Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams as soloist in Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme," a piece with classical character inspired by Tchaikovsky's idol, Mozart.
      
"Carnegie Mellon night at the PSO is one of the most important musical evenings of the year," said Noel Zahler, head of Carnegie Mellon's School of Music. "It serves as a confirmation of the bond between our School of Music and the PSO. That link informs our teaching, our relationship with Pittsburgh and the many events and opportunities we bring about as a team. We hope that as many people as possible will join us for this event, in which we celebrate music making at the symphony and on Carnegie Mellon's campus!"
    
Following the performance, the university's President's Office will host a dessert reception for PSO musicians, guests and attendees. Discounted tickets for students, faculty and staff can be purchased immediately following the School of Music's Convocation on Oct. 1. Students can also call group sales at 412-392-4819 for tickets. Gallery seating ticket prices start at $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff. For additional seating and ticket information call 412-392-4819 or visit www.pittsburghsymphony.org/cmunight.

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