World renowned conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings a touch of early 20th century Paris to West Virginia University when he leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a concert reflecting “The Magic of Paris.”
The concert, which is part of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU, will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre at the WVU Creative Arts Center.
Tickets, ranging from $25 to $40, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting the orchestra online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Tickets also will be available at the Creative Arts Center on the evening of the concert.
Student rush tickets may be purchased the day of performance for $9, or students can purchase their tickets online in advance for $7 at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvutix. Discounted student tickets are made possible through the generosity of William and Loulie Canady, in memory of their daughter Valerie.
Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at WVU Evansdale Campus
Pittsburgh Symphony Canady Symphony Series
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Respighi La Boutique fantasque
Falla Three-Cornered Hat Suites
Nos. 1 & 2
In the first quarter of the 20th century, aspiring artists, poets, writers and musicians were all drawn to Paris to partake in its artistic vibrancy. Paris was the place to be. Once unrivaled as the musical capital of the world, even Vienna was eclipsed by the glamour of the City of Light.
The orchestra plays Claude Debussy’s colorful “Ibéri,” and Manuel de Falla’s fervent ballet, “The Three-Cornered Hat,” which was commissioned for the famous Ballets Russes in Paris. The concert opens with Ottorino Respighi’s “La Boutique fantasque.”
Jim Cunningham, artistic director of WQED-FM, Pittsburgh, will conduct a pre-concert lecture on stage at 6:30 p.m., discussing the music to be performed during the concert.
The 2011-12 title sponsors of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU are William and Loulie Canady in memory of their daughter Valerie. The orchestra would also like to recognize Chesapeake Energy Corporation for its sponsorship of this concert.
Considered among the most sought-after conductors of our time, Gianandrea Noseda is music director of Teatro Regio in Turin, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester and chief guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic. He also serves as artistic director of the Stresa Festival, one of the historical Italian Music festivals.
To underline his relationship with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, he has been recently appointed as Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor Chair. Noseda became the first foreign principal guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1997 and has been the principal guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI.
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