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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.
Johnny Mathis with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JOHNNY MATHIS, vocalist/pianist
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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