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Philharmonic’s Opens With Rhapsodic Concert

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The Pittsburgh Philharmonic opens its 2016-17 concert series October 21 and 22 featuring the rhapsodies of Brahms, Enescu and Dvorak, ecstatic music filled with emotion and enthusiasm. Brahms Hungarian Dances, Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 highlight a program that also will feature a hit selection from a Broadway musical.

The orchestra’s October 21 performance will be at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theater. Tickets are available online at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/BCCC/, or by calling 724-284-8505. Tickets also are available at the door. Student and senior citizen discounts are available, as are group rates. Curtain time is 8 p.m.

The October 22 concert will be held in Scotus Hall at Mt. Alvernia. Tickets are available at the door or at http://pghphil.org/tickets/ and are $12.00 for general admission, $8.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for students. Children under 12 are free. To inquire about group rates call 412-223-7501. Curtain time is 7 p.m.

Now in its 40th season, The Pittsburgh Philharmonic is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s premier volunteer orchestra. Approximately 70 musicians from throughout the tri-state area, ranging in age from 15 to 80, perform great works of classical music at various venues in the region. Members of the orchestra include business executives, retirees, students, teachers, and other professionals, some who have been performing with the Philharmonic for over 20 years, several who teach or play music professionally, and some who have advanced music degrees.

Music director for the Philharmonic is Edward Leonard.

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