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Valentine’s Day: Romeo and Juliet and Carmen

Valentine’s Day: Romeo and Juliet and Carmen

Valentine’s Day: Romeo and Juliet and Carmen

Valentine’s Day: Romeo and Juliet and Carmen

Fri, Feb 12 - Sun, Feb 14, 2016
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall
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Artists

Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello (debut)

Program

Wagner: “Prelude und Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde  
Dvořák: Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 104  
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy  
Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen, Suite No. 1 and No. 2  
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About This Performance

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Pittsburgh Symphony brings a program full of romantic melodies and beautiful love themes. Slovakian conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to the podium with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Shakespeare-inspired musical tale of star crossed lovers with the Romeo and Juliet Overture, Dvořák’s most beloved cello concerto, Wagner’s stunning “Prelude und Liebestod” from his opera Tristan und Isolde and excerpts from Bizet’s impassioned and fiery Carmen suites.


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