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Nov. 15: "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony," Nov. 19, Celebrates CMU's Connections With PSO

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"Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony," Nov. 19,
Celebrates CMU's Connections With PSO

Discounted Tickets Available for CMU Community

PITTSBURGH—Twenty-one Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members teach in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music, and many PSO members lead CMU masterclasses, perform in School of Music events and coach student chamber ensembles throughout the academic year.
To celebrate the many ties between the PSO and CMU's School of Music, one of its connections, Michael Rusinek, will headline "Carnegie Mellon Night at the Symphony" at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 at Heinz Hall. CMU faculty, staff, students and alumni can purchase discounted tickets to the concert and enjoy a post-concert dessert reception with PSO musicians, sponsored by CMU's President's Office.
Rusinek, principal clarinet for the PSO and School of Music artist lecturer, will perform Joan Tower's Clarinet Concerto as part of program of vivid American music under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin. The performance also will feature Bernstein's Oscar-nominated score for the film "On the Waterfront" and music from Copland's beloved ballet, "Appalachian Spring," with variations on the familiar Shaker theme "Simple Gifts."
Discounted tickets for the CMU community are $25 for orchestra seats, $17 for family circle seats and $12 for gallery seats. CMU College of Fine Arts students receive additional discounts: gallery seats are $7, family circle seats are $12 and orchestra seats are $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Information Desk at Carnegie Mellon's University Center, or online at


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