ALAIN BOUBLIL, TONY AWARD-WINNING LIBRETTIST, TO PARTICIPATE IN ‘POPS TALK’ Q & A APRIL 12 AFTER PNC POPS CONCERT CELEBRATING HIS WORK IN ‘LES MISÉRABLES,’ ‘MISS SAIGON’

PITTSBURGH – Alain Boublil, the legendary Tony Award-winning librettist, will take part in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Pops Talk” Q & A session following the PNC Pops concert on April 12 celebrating the music from Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and other musicals.

The concert at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 12 at Heinz Hall is the first of four PNC Pops concerts this weekend featuring the popular songs and music from those two hit Broadway musicals, as well as Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. Conductor Jack Everly will lead the orchestra in a program that also features the Carnegie Mellon University Concert Choir directed by Robert Page.

Boublil will be on stage at Heinz Hall after the concert on Thursday as part of the PSO’s “Pops Talk” program.

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12; 8 p.m., Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15. Tickets, ranging from $20 – $95, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting the PSO at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg collaborated to create Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. They won two Tony Awards for Les Misérables. Boublil also was twice nominated for Miss Saigon.

Boublil also is the author of librettos and lyrics for La Révolution Française, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. He won an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon and a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre.

The PSO would like to recognize and thank PNC for their 2011-2012 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the PSO. Bobby Rahal Automotive Group is the official automotive group of the PSO.

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