Feb. 28, 2005
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO
AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY; CONDUCTOR TO WORK
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Pittsburgh
Symphony Chamber Orchestra, one of the most traveled ensembles in
the region, will play three horn and orchestra movements by Mozart,
as well as a tango suite for violins and other pieces during an 8
p.m. May 3 concert at Slippery Rock University’s Miller
Auditorium. Tickets are $10, with discounted rates available for
groups of 20 or more.
teacher Andres Cardenes will conduct, with he and eight other
musicians soloing on violin, viola, cello and horn. He will also
host a pre-concert workshop with SRU music students, giving them
practice and performance tips.
Cardenes has garnered acclaim
for a ferocious technique balanced by tonal subtlety, according to
the orchestra’s Web site. In 1997, Pittsburgh Magazine
named him Classical Artist of the Year. He won the top American
prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in
appeared with more than 100 orchestras worldwide, including those
in Moscow, Helsinki, Shanghai, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Los Angeles
and Houston. He has been an active music instructor for more than
20 years, beginning at Indiana University in 1979, followed by the
universities of Utah, Michigan and his current teaching post at
SRU’s friendship with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Cardenes will play violin, provide pointers and answers questions
when he meets with SRU students, says Maribeth Knaub, chair of the
SRU music department. Many of the students will supplement the
tutorial at the concert.
can communicate to them from an extremely professional level how he
became a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, how he grew in his
professional life and what enables him to stay on top as a
musician,” Knaub says.
notes the chamber orchestra’s concert at SRU enhances a
relationship between the university and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Last month, 15 SRU students performed at Heinz Hall, with Marvin
Hamlish and Robert Page as conductors, during the All-Star College
Chorus’ tribute to composer Irving Berlin.
For tickets, call 724-738-2091.
For group rates, call 724-738-4499.
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