Friday, December 18, 2009

Music of Hailstork & Ellington at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 'Tribute' Concert Jan. 26

[Adolphus Hailstork: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3; Grand Rapids Symphony; David Lockington, Conductor; Naxos 8.559295 (2007)]

Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:30 PM Heinz Hall
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Sean Jones, trumpet
Doris Carson Williams, host

"Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its Fourth Annual 'Tribute' Concert: A Symphonic Celebration Of African American Culture
This celebratory performance showcases a fusion of musical styles that reflect the diversity of music. This year's concert features local jazz trumpeter Sean Jones performing with the PSO. The program also includes Adolphus Hailstork's Symphony No. 3 and selections by George Gershwin and jazz legend Duke Ellington.

"Tickets $5-25. For Tickets Call 412.392.4900 Or Visit Doris Carson Williams, President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania, will guest host the concert from stage with conductor Lawrence Loh. 'Tribute' is presented in association with the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the Hill House Association." [Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) and Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974) are profiled at]

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