The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Arnie Roth, will accompany Peter Cetera in concert at Heinz Hall on July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Cetera, Grammy award-winning singer and former lead vocalist of Chicago, will join the Pittsburgh Symphony for an evening of his most loved hits. With more than two dozen top 20 hits and multi-platinum sales, Cetera’s trademark singing style will have the audience joining in with every soulful ballad, such as fan favorites “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration” and many more.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets, ranging in price from $39 to $139, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/summer.
The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to thank and recognize Trib Total Media for its media sponsorship of this concert.
About the Artists
“Grammy Award” winning singer/songwriter, PETER CETERA has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 thru 1986, Cetera was the singer, songwriter and bass player for legendary rock group Chicago. In his time with the group, they recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including hits such as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Stay the Night,” “Love Me Tomorrow,” “Happy Man,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Along Comes a Woman.”
A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded 10 time-honored CDs including his #1 hits: the Academy Award-nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the hit movie “The Karate Kid II,” “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Kahn, “After All” with Cher from the motion picture “Chances Are,” “No Explanation” from the mega-hit film “Pretty Woman” and the unforgettable “Restless Heart.”
Cetera is currently touring with his seven-piece electric band The Bad Daddys and still enjoys performing his timeless hits which continue to touch the lives of so many people worldwide. He also appears in other musical formats including his much acclaimed symphony show for the larger venues and a smaller string quartet version for smaller intimate affairs.
Music Director ARNIE ROTH is a Grammy Award-winning artist known for his work with a renowned list of international recording and performing artists from pop music, classical, R&B, rock and musical theater, including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Josh Groban, Patrick Stewart, Branford Marsalis and Andrea Bocelli. Roth has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Sydney Symphony and the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. He is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and SQUARE ENIX as music director and conductor of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY; as conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra of Cologne’s concerts including Symphonic Fantasies, Symphonic Odysseys and Symphonic Legends; as music director and conductor of PLAY! A Videogame Symphony, and many other successful concert productions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards for his score for the film “Barbie™ as Rapunzel” and was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for his original song “Shine” from the movie “Barbie™ in The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Roth has produced dozens of bestselling CDs. For more information visit awrmusic.com.
The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, celebrating 120 years of music in the 2015-2016 season, is credited with a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004). This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944 and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 — including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America — the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.
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Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PETER CETERA WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY
ARNIE ROTH, conductor
PETER CETERA, vocals