FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
Davidson leads Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra into 50th season
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Warren Davidson, an instructor in the Slippery Rock University music department, will debut as the musical director of the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra this Saturday when the group launches its 50th season.
Davidson conducts and teaches strings at SRU.
The PCO began in 1958 when amateur musicians formed an ensemble known as the Bethel Park Orchestra. In 1983 the group's name was changed to the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra to better reflect its membership and community involvement.
The orchestra, comprised entirely of volunteer musicians, performs five concerts a season.
The first concert, Saturday evening, will feature orchestra favorites. Additional concerts are Dec. 20, Jan. 31, March 28 and May 16.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper St. Clair High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for seniors. Students are free. A pre-concert conversation for students takes place 15 minutes before the start of each concert.
For more information call 412.279.4030 or visit: www.artsnet.org/pco/.
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