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Posted on September 16, 2010

California University will continue a fall tradition by playing host to a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Students, faculty, staff and the California community may attend the concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

The program includes the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.; Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26, by Max Bruch; and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543, by Wolfgang Amade' Mozart.

The PSO first performed on the California campus in 1994, and the fall concert has become an annual event. Each spring, Cal U students, alumni and University friends travel to Pittsburgh for a symphony performance in Heinz Hall.

Students who wish to attend the Oct. 12 performance will be admitted free with a CalCard. Cost is $10 for other members of the Cal U community or the general public.

Tickets are available at the Steele Hall Box Office; call 724-938-5943.


The California University Alumni Association will host a pre-symphony reception to support the Alumni Scholarship Fund. PSO conductor Thomas Hong is expected to attend the gathering of Cal U alumni and friends at 6:45 p.m. in the Kara Alumni House. Hearty hors d'oeuvres and limited bar service will be offered.

Cost is $75 for the reception, symphony performance and optional shuttle service between the Alumni House and Steele Hall. A portion of the ticket price benefits the Alumni Scholarship Fund and is tax-deductible.

Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, near the campus entrance.

For reception tickets or more information about the Alumni Association benefit, contact administrative assistant Montean Dean at dean@calu.edu or 724-938-4418.