Free concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3
PITTSBURGH – After the outstanding success of last year’s performance, Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) return to the outdoor Dollar Bank Stage at Point State Park for the first weekend of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Last year, the PSO wowed a crowd of 15,000 at Point State Park with a triumphant return to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival for the first time since 1977.
This year, the free concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3, will open with selections from Georges Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, followed by works by Bach, Khachaturian and Pryor. Honeck will also conduct Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Jeremy Kern’s “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat. The concert will conclude with Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Plenty of Nothin’” from Porgy and Bess and one of his finest pieces, An American in Paris.
The concert will feature baritone Gregg Baker, as well as PSO Principal Flute Lorna McGhee and PSO Principal Trombone Peter Sullivan, as soloists.
Peoples Natural Gas is sponsoring the PSO’s free concert at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This year’s 10-day festival will be held June 1-10, 2012. The festival has been a celebration of the arts for 53 years and continues its annual traditions featuring the artists’ market and free live music series, sponsored by Dollar Bank, on the Dollar Bank Stage at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. For information, visit 3riversartsfest.org or call 412-471-3191.
In case of inclement weather, the free concert will be held at Heinz Hall.