CMU Philharmonic & Choirs
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Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and Choirs
Andrés Cárdenes, Artistic Director of Orchestral Studies
Carnegie Mellon University Choirs
Maria Sensi Sellner, Interim Director of Choirs
Gerard Schwarz, guest conductor
Natalie Severson, harp
$5 General Admission. Tweet Seats available - see below.
All students, along with CMU faculty and staff, are free w/ valid ID.
Under the direction of guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will join forces to perform Brahms' Schicksalslied. Also on the concert is Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op. 25, featuring soloist Natalie Severson, and Holst’s The Planets.
Immediately following the concert, the Graduate Student Assembly will host a free coffee and dessert reception that is open to ticket holders.
Ginastera's Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Holst's The Planets
Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming, and extensive catalogue of recordings, Gerard Schwarz serves as Music Director of the All Star Orchestra, Music Director of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, and Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony. His considerable discography of nearly 350 showcases his collaborations with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including Philadelphia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, London Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and New York Chamber Symphony among others. In his nearly five decades as a respected classical musician and conductor, Schwarz has received hundreds of honors and accolades including Emmy Awards, Grammy nominations, ASCAP Awards, and the Ditson Conductor’s Award.
Tweet Seats refer to seats in which tweeting is permitted during a performance by audience members. Carnegie Mellon School of Music is launching this new pilot project to encourage a subsection of our audience to engage in an online discussion about the performance they are experiencing. We ask that Tweet Seat participants sit in the second balcony of Carnegie Music Hall with their phones silenced and dim back-light to lowest setting. Additionally, participants who are not able to join us at the hall can watch the webcast of the performance.
Utilizing the hashtag #CMUSchwarz, participants will engage in an online conversation with School of Music faculty members Lance LaDuke and Daniel Nesta Curtis who will be leading the discussion from @CMUMusic. Feel free to tweet reactions to the performance or ask questions. You can follow or join the conversation here.