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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season Preview

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season Preview

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season Preview

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season Preview

Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • 8th Street Stage

Highlights from the 2021-2022 season will be performed, including Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries,” selections by Duke Ellington and more!

After many long months, the streets of the Cultural District will again be bustling, the theaters and galleries will be full, and arts lovers from around the region and beyond will share experiences, live and in person. Lights On! A Three-Day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District marks this special occasion with free outdoor performances, exhibitions, and more, September 9, 10 & 11, 2021. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday, September 10.

Other participating organizations include the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Lights On! is sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan and is the official kick-off event to Allegheny Regional Asset District's RADical Days. Additional support is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Richard King Mellon Foundation.

The Program

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Daugherty: “Oh! Lois” from Metropolis Symphony
Grieg: "Morning Mood" from Peer Gynt
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Opus 60 III. Allegro vivace
Ellington (arr. Custer): Duke Ellington! A Medley For Orchestra
Montgomery: Coincident Dances
Wagner (arr. Hutschenruyter): "The Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre
Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning, Polka schnell, Opus 324
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)
III. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei
IV. Berceuse
V. Finale


Daniel Meyer, Conductor