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Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 6, 2018 8:34 AM

Join WITF for the Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity Tuesday December 11 at 8:00pm.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh take the stage at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's special concert evening of remembrance and reverence brought the Pittsburgh community together to find comfort, strength and solace through music, hope and unity.

Renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman joins Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PSO Principal Clarinetist Michael Rusinek and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. All artists graciously donated their services for this performance.

The performance features the following works:

  • Maurice Ravel: "Kaddish" from Deux Mélodies Hébraïques for Clarinet and String Orchestra
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: "Largo" from Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47
  • David Zehavi (arr. Pigovat): Eli, Eli ("My God, My God"), A Walk to Caesarea
  • Felix Mendelssohn: "Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains" from Elijah
  • Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    • Opus 45 IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
  • John Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler's List for Violin and Orchestra
  • Edward Elgar: "Nimrod" from Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma", Opus 36

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