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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 120th Anniversary Celebration

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 120th Anniversary Celebration

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 120th Anniversary Celebration

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 120th Anniversary Celebration

Sat, Feb 27, 2016, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Carnegie Music Hall
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Manfred Honeck, Music Director
Jennifer Koh, violinist
William D. Caballero, horn
George Vosburgh, trumpet
Craig Knox, tuba


Foerster: Dedication March, Opus 4  
Herbert: Festival (Auditorium) March, Opus 35  
Saint-Saëns: Marche héroïque, Opus 34  
Strauss: Künstlerleben (Artists' Life), Waltzes, Opus 316
Dvorak: Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 53
III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92
IV. Allegro con brio
Previn: Triple Concerto for Horn, Trumpet, Tuba and Orchestra
Movement III
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Opus 20
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
II. Waltz
V. Turkey Trot

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
IV. Allegro

About This Performance

In 1896, Grover Cleveland had settled into his second term. The Dow Jones Average was established.  F. Scott Fitzgerald was born. John Philip Sousa penned “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

And on February 27, 1896, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played its very first notes as an ensemble.

Fast-forward exactly 120 years to the day of that first performance and the Pittsburgh Symphony returns to the spot where it all began – Oakland's Carnegie Music Hall – for a commemorative concert to celebrate this historic milestone. The Pittsburgh Symphony will perform significant pieces from its history, including works performed at the first concert in 1896. Guest artist Jennifer Koh, violin, Principal Horn William D. Caballero, Principal Trumpet George Vosburgh and Principal Tuba Craig Knox will be featured on the program, which includes music from Andre Previn, Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, among others.

Don't miss the pre-concert Dinner Celebration!  Arrive early and join special guests to celebrate this incredible evening with dinner and a champagne toast.  A limited number of tickets are available and may be added on to your concert ticket purchase for $140 each. Click here to purchase.



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