Concerts and Tickets
For our free Heinz Hall concerts, there is open seating except for the stage boxes and front rows of Grand Tier.
Outer doors to the lobby open one hour prior to concert.
Inner doors to the auditorium open one half hour prior to concert.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sergei Prokofiev – Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Keiko Abe – Prism Rhapsody – with marimba soloist Sophie Lauver, winner of PYSO’s Concerto Competition
Bizet – March of the Toreadors from Carmen, conducted by Mitchell Dubin, winner of PYSO’s Condcuting Competition
Arturo Marquez – Danzon No. 2 – with PYSO Alumni Side-by-Side
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Doors open at 6:30 PM.Concert length is about 2 hours with intermission.
Prism Rhapsody will feature soloist Sophie Lauver on 5-octave marimba. A senior at Mt. Lebanon High School, Lauver was the winner of Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Concerto Competition held in January. Composer Abe’s works are known to spotlight the marimba, as Abe herself is credited with significantly expanding the repertoire and technique of the instrument over the last fifty years.
Alumni of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will join current orchestra members for a side-by-side performance of Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Presented in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Danzón No. 2 has become one of the most popularly performed pieces of Mexican contemporary classical music since its premiere by the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in 1994.
Maestro Lee has combined movements from both Suite 1 and Suite 2 of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet to include Montagues and Capulets, The Child Juliet, Minuet, Masks, Romeo and Juliet, and Death of Tybalt.