PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON OF COLUMBIA GAS SYMPHONY SERIES AT THE SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL
FEATURING SOLOISTS STEPHEN KOSTYNIAK & NATALIE MACMASTER
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 season of the Columbia Gas Symphony Series at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle.
This will be the 11th season of the PSO performances at this venue.
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The Classical Favorites concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 will be led by PSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong and features PSO associate principal horn Stephen Kostyniak as soloist. The program will include Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a; Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 495; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh will lead the orchestra in the Holiday Pops concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. The program will feature favorite carols, holiday music, an appearance by Santa and surprises sure to inspire the spirit of the season.
The final concert of the season will be a St. Patrick’s Pops with Natalie MacMaster at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012. Loh will lead the orchestra in a concert featuring internationally-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster. MacMaster, a Grammy Award-winning artist, will present Irish music favorites, including David’s Jig, Blue Bonnets and O’Carolyn’s Concerto.
The PSO would like to recognize and thank Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. for its 2011-2012 title sponsorship of the Columbia Gas Symphony Series at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.