Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

2014-2015 Season Highlights

Music for the High Definition Age

All concerts on Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Upper St. Clair High School Theater, unless otherwise indicated.

By: Kathleen Painter, Carolyn Painter

The 2014-2015 season promises to be spectacular with this season's music inspired by favorite TV shows.

PCO kicked off this season November 8, 2014 with “Dancing with the Stars” and featured:

· Premier of Vladimir Mollov's Walking with Astor, a tango, with Yulia Zhukoff on cello

· Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh - dances from Swan Lake

· Pittsburgh’s Folk Factory dance group performing dances from Romania and Russia with the orchestra, and dances from Bulgaria with their own small instrumental ensemble.

It’s the greatest time of the year on December 20, 2014 as PCO presents its “Holiday Special” performing Mozart’s Symphony #40 and Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride. Joining us will be the Masterworks Concert Chorale, directed by Milutin Lazich.

Two short months later, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m., at St. Bernard’s Church in Mt. Lebanon, “The Voice” visits Pittsburgh – unfortunately, Blake Shelton will not be in attendance – with our conductor, Warren Davidson, on violin, and vocal performances by Elaine Dalbo, Nicholas Perna, and Chris Scott (with a special “cameo” appearance by soprano Colleen Gray).

April 4, 2015 brings “America’s Got Talent” and showcases our Young Artist Competition Winners. Revel in the artistry of the next generation. Pieces by American composers Copland, Ellington, and Hovhaness round out the concert.

On May 16, 2015, PCO brings English charm across the pond with its “Downton Abbey” concert featuring Colleen Gray, soprano, and concertmaster Jennifer Sternick on violin.

"We have never been disappointed at a PCO concert - every one has its own unique personality."

Concertgoer from Erie, PA



Author: Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra    Posted: 11/25/2014

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