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Fife & Drums

Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3 p.m.

Nine members of the Pittsburgh Symphony show off an array of sounds and colors in this season-opener, in music ranging from 17th century dances through dazzling Romantic virtuosity. The witty musings of Antal Doráti, one of the great conductors of the 20th century lead to the masterpiece of Bartók's Sonata, a work of overwhelming genius seldom heard in concert because of its great difficulty.

Ferenc Farkas: Old Hungarian Dances for Woodwind Quintet
Franz Doppler: Hungarian Fantasy for Two Flutes and Piano, op. 35
Antal Doráti: Pieces for Solo Oboe
Pedro Iturralde: Pequena Czarda for Saxophone and Piano
Karl Maria von Weber: "Hungarian Rondo for Bassoon and Piano
Béla Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Mary Pappert School of Music Faculty

David Allen Wehr, Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair

Damian Bursill-Hall, Co-Principal Flute, PSO

Jennifer Conner, Flute, PSO

Rhian Kenny, Principal Piccolo, PSO

James Gorton, former Co-Principal Oboe, PSO

Scott Bell, Oboe, PSO

Jack Howell, Principal Clarinet, Wheeling Symphony

Philip Pandolfi, Bassoon, PSO

James Houlik, Professor of Saxophone, Chair of Winds

Zachary Smith, Assistant Principal Horn, PSO

Edward Stephan, Chair of Percussion, Principal Timpani, PSO

Andrew Reamer, Principal Percussion, PSO


Guest Artists

Cynthia Raim, Piano, international concert artist

David Sogg, Co-Principal Bassoon, PSO