For Immediate Release
April 30, 2013
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM
JOHN WILLIAMS’ MUSIC AT
SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL
May 23 concert showcases music from Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List,
Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hook, Harry Potter movies
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will showcase the very popular music of Academy Award-winning composer John Williams at a concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral next month.
The concert, led by PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh, will begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23 at New Castles’ Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tickets, ranging in price from $16 to $59, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office toll free at 1.800.743.8560, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/src.
Quite possibly the most famous composer of movie music, Williams has won five Academy Awards. His legendary film work includes the music for Jaws, Schindler’s List, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Lincoln, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saving Private Ryan, The Accidental Tourist, War Horse, The Adventures of Tintin, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, the first three Harry Potter movies and, of course, the unforgettable music for Star Wars and all four Indiana Jones films. In 1971, he adapted the score for the film version of Fiddler on the Roof, for which he composed original violin cadenzas for renowned virtuoso Isaac Stern.
The PSO would like to recognize and thank Huntington Bank for its sponsorship of this performance.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN PERSON AND SAVE! ONE DAY ONLY – MONDAY, May 13.
Stop by the Shenango Valley Cinemas (2996 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148) from noon – 2 PM and the Scottish Rite Cathedral (110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle, PA 16101) from 4 – 6 PM and save up to 20% on your ticket purchase.*
*Not valid on previously purchased/held tickets or with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Must buy your tickets in person on 5/13/13 at the Shenango Valley Cinemas or the Scottish Rite Cathedral in order to receive discount. No refunds, upgrades, or exchanges.
Resident Conductor of the PSO and music director of both the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is one of the most exciting young talents on the classical music scene today. He was brought to national attention in February 2004, when he substituted last-minute for an ailing Charles Dutoit with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conducting Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Loh received enthusiastic acclaim from orchestra players, audience members and critics, alike. Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has flourished artistically, defining its reputation as one of the finest regional orchestras in the country. His leadership has attracted such artists as André Watts, Anne Akiko Meyers, Jon Nakamatsu, Zuill Bailey and Sharon Isbin.
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