Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Community Brass Players Invited to perform with PSO

Musicians in PSO Brass Section

     As part of Neighborhood Week, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering community brass players of all ages a unique opportunity to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony brass and percussion sections on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.
This one-hour concert event is led by guest conductor Lawrence Loh and features a first half with the Pittsburgh Symphony only performing music by Dukas, Warlock, Sousa and Clarke. Principal Trumpet George Vosburgh and Principal Trombone Peter Sullivan will solo on Clarke’s Cousins. Community members will join the symphony players during the second half to perform music by Arnaud, Wagner, Grainger and John Williams.
    The event is free for both the audience and participants. Advance registration is required for players who wish to participate. The registration form can be found at and should be submitted by August 14. All participants need to attend a rehearsal with Loh at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on Monday, August 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Rehearsal attendees are eligible to receive two tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” concert that evening at 7 p.m.

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