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JOHNNY MATHIS PERFORMS WITH PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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July 2, 2010

JOHNNY MATHIS PERFORMS WITH  PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

July 9 and 10 at Heinz Hall

PITTSBURGH –  Legendary vocalist Johnny Mathis joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) for two performances, July 9 and 10 at Heinz Hall.  The first half of the program features the PSO, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong, performing works by John Williams, Aaron Copland and others.

Mathis has serenaded audiences with his effortless romantic ballads including “Misty,” “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “Chances Are,” and “Wonderful, Wonderful.” Once called “the best ballad singer in the world” by Johnny Carson, this three-time Grammy nominated artist sings his most memorable love songs.

Tickets ($34-$94) to Johnny Mathis with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.  

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been a vital part of the City of Pittsburgh’s heritage for more than 100 years. With its noble history of the finest conductors and musicians and its strong commitment to artistic quality and excellence, audiences around the world have claimed the PSO as their orchestra of choice. In September 2008, the PSO welcomed its ninth Music Director Manfred Honeck. Beginning in the early 1900s with frequent performances in Canada, the PSO confirmed its ranking as a world-class orchestra, earning critical acclaim for each tour abroad. Its 35 international tours include 19 European tours, nine trips to the Far East and two to South America. In January 2004, the PSO became the first American orchestra to perform at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, as part of the Pontiff’s Silver Jubilee celebration.

Editors Please Note: 

Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

Heinz Hall

Johnny Mathis with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOHNNY MATHIS, vocalist/pianist

First half:

John Williams              The Cowboys Overture

Franz von Suppé          Overture to Light Cavalry

Aaron Copland            “Hoe Down” from Rodeo  

Gioachino Rossini       Overture to Guillaume Tell  


Second half with Johnny Mathis:

Program to be announced from stage.


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Contact: James Barthen, Vice President of Public Affairs

Phone: 412.392.4835 | email: jbarthen@pittsburghsymphony.org

Contact: Nicole Philipp, Director of Media Relations

Phone: 412.392.4827   |  email: nphilipp@pittsburghsymphony.org


One Response to “JOHNNY MATHIS PERFORMS WITH PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA”

  1. Cakie says:

    It would have been nice to HEAR Johnny Mathis on Friday night. The sound was so bad that any time the orchestra played he was drowned out. Very nice on the songs he did with just piano/ piano bass. Saturday was terrific.

    Mathis was wonderful. The disrespect to him and the audience in allowing the sound to be off without fixing it on Friday was miserable.

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