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Jan. 31: School of Music, PSO Present "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony," Feb. 3


Eric Sloss

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, PSO Present
"Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony," Feb. 3    

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invite Carnegie Mellon alumni, students, faculty and staff to enjoy "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at Heinz Hall.     

Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit will lead the orchestra in two selections by Scandinavian composers. PSO Principal Trumpet and Carnegie Mellon faculty George Vosburgh will perform a solo concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.    

The program will begin with the Pittsburgh debut of Carl Nielsen's "First Symphony." About 27 minutes long, the symphony is famous for its "progressive tonality," which refers to the composer's habit of beginning a work in one key and ending in another. Vosburgh will showcase his excellent artistry in Hummel's confident and high-spirited "Trumpet Concerto." The performance will conclude with selections from Edvard Grieg's incidental music for Henry Ibsen's drama "Peer Gynt." Among the most memorable titles are "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Morning Mood."     

Following the performance, PSO musicians and Carnegie Mellon guests can mingle and enjoy a post-concert dessert buffet hosted by Carnegie Mellon's President's Office.  

Discounted tickets for alumni, students, faculty and staff can be purchased at the Information Desk at Carnegie Mellon's University Center. Tickets, which start at $12, must be purchased by noon on Friday, Feb. 2. Tickets can also be purchased online at