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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 or 724-938-4418.