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 Tickets available at the door for Feb. 7 concert by Pittsburgh Symphony Pops 



Jan. 30, 2007
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Tickets available at the door for Feb. 7 concert by Pittsburgh Symphony Pops at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Tickets will be sold at the door when the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops  performs 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium. The concert will feature music interpreting well-known figures in literature, including Romeo and Juliet.

           Daniel Meyer, resident conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony, will conduct the 8 p.m. concert in Miller Auditorium. The complete program includes:

Hector Berlioz "Overture Le Carnaval Romain" ["Roman Carnival Overture"]
Georges Bizet Suite No. 1 from "Carmen"
George Gershwin Selections from "Porgy and Bess"
John Williams Suite from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Peter Tchaikovsky "Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy"

           Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for those 62 and older and 17 and under, and $8 for SRU students. Call 724-738-2091.

           Meyer, who selected the pieces, is known for creative programming and a passion for connecting with audiences. He recently developed a new series of Tiny Tots concerts based on the popular children's books to promote music and literacy.

            The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops appearance is one of the events in the Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series. The first two concerts sold out. The Duquesne University Tamburitzans will appear March 30, followed by "Seussical," a special event for families May 20. Tickets are available for these performances.

           The Pittsburgh Symphony Pops and residence project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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