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Music of Porgy & Bess (A Weekend in LA)

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  • From: November 04, 2016 - November 06, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • 412-392-4900

Lights, camera, action! Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a weekend of music to recognize the city of Los Angeles. Between the music, American conductor Leonard Slatkin will delight the audience with stories of his life in L.A. and his family ties to the glamorous world of Hollywood. The first half presents works by Samuel Barber, including his most beloved Adagio for Strings and his Violin Concerto to be performed by debuting rising star Simone Porter. More crowd pleasers to follow, including a work by film composer John Williams, Leonard Slatkin’s own Kinah (Elegy) and, to close, Gershwin’s A Symphonic Picture of Porgy and Bess, premiered first by the Pittsburgh Symphony and Fritz Reiner in 1943.

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