Briefly Noted/Pitt Arts Will Sponsor “Pitt Nights” This Fall

Issue Date: 
September 25, 2006

The University’s Pitt Arts program will sponsor three Pitt Nights for students, faculty, staff, and guests this fall. Each Pitt Night will include admission to an arts performance plus free transportation, desserts, and meetings with artists—all for a couple of dollars more than the price of a Pitt Arts Cheap Seats discounted ticket.

The first Pitt Night will be at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Sept. 29 concert beginning at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave. It will feature performances of Kodaly’s Suite from Hary Janos, Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and featuring violin soloist Leila Josefowicz. Pitt Night ticket prices start at $17, and the event will include a dessert reception with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians.

The Pittsburgh Opera’s Oct. 20 performance of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci will be the second Pitt Night, with tickets for the 8 p.m. performance priced at $18. Pitt Night participants will get to meet cast members following the performance, which will be held in the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave.

The third Pitt Night will be at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s performance with full orchestra of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Benedum Center. The $17 ticket price will include admission to a pre-show soiree with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre staff members.

Tickets can be purchased at Pitt Arts in 929 William Pitt Union. For more information, call 412-624-4498.