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BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Sleeping Beauty

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  • February 10, 2017 - February 10, 2017
  • Address: 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • 412-392-4900

Tchaikovsky’s score captures the true magic of The Sleeping Beauty. The composer himself thought it to be one of his best works. It is a “dancing symphony” about fate and life, woven from an old tale of a princess who pricks her finger and is put under a 100-year spell to be awakened only by the kiss of a handsome prince. The Pittsburgh Symphony’s own principal timpanist Edward Stephan takes the stage to perform Composer of the Year Sir James MacMillan’s dazzling and sensational percussion concerto, Veni, Veni Emmanuel, one of his most performed works. Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony open the program with Prokofiev’s much-loved Classical Symphony. Artists: Manfred Honeck, conductor Colin Currie, percussion Program: Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Opus 25 (Symphony No. 1) MacMillan: Veni, Veni Emmanuel Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

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