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A Waltz Tradition

A Waltz Tradition

A Waltz Tradition

A Waltz Tradition

Fri, Nov 27 - Sun, Nov 29, 2015
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall
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Artists

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Dancers of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

Program

Suppé: Overture to Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna  
Ziehrer: Viennese Maiden Waltz, Opus 388  
Weber: Concerto No. 1 in F minor for Clarinet and Orchestra, Opus 73  
Ziehrer: Walk In Waltz, Opus 518  
Strauss: Suite from the Ballet Whipped Cream, Opus 70  
Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra  
Strauss: New Pizzicato Polka, Opus 449  
Schönherr: Drive in the Prater Park  
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About This Performance

A toe-tapping kick-off to the holiday season, this weekend features some of the most popular works from Vienna, including the best pieces by the Strauss family, in a concert that is fun, festive and perfect for the whole family! As a special treat, dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will dance on stage during several of the waltzes and polkas. The heart of the concert is Rossini’s Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra and Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.1, featuring a virtuosic performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony’s clarinet star Michael Rusinek. Each of these pieces showcases the clarinet’s amazing, dynamic range of sound. This lively musical program will perfectly accompany your family’s Thanksgiving celebrations!


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