Sunday, February 19, 2017

Landmark American Works Coming Next Weekend to Heinz Hall

Join the Pittsburgh Symphony and guest conductor Lahav Shani (debut) at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh as they perform landmark works by America’s most celebrated composers honoring the city of New York.

The concert opens with Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question  and Kurt Weill's Symphony No. 2. Ives, son of George Ives, wrote his composition in 1906 but it remains a touchstone for avant-garde composers throughout the 20th century.

Weill's symphony embraces the melodies, harmonies and even feeling of his popular Broadway works. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the orchestra for Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s iconic jazz-concerto, filled with driving rhythms and rich melodies. Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story brings the program to a rousing close.

 Rhapsody in Blue

Ives: The Unanswered Question
Weill: Symphony No. 2
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets starting at $20! Phone 412.392.4900.

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