The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch and Antonn Dvork at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre in West Virginia Universitys Creative Arts Center.

The Morgantown performance, conducted by artistic advisor Sir Andrew Davis, will open with the overture to Mozarts operaThe Magic Flute.

Premiered in Vienna, Austria, in 1791, many of the operas themes and motifs echo those of the prevailing philosophy during the Age of Enlightenment.

The performance continues with concertmaster Andrés Crdenes as the soloist in BruchsFirst Violin Concerto.

This concerto thoroughly deserves the great success it has always had,British musicologist Sir Donald Francis Tovey once said.It is not easy to write as beautifully as Max Bruch. It is surely significant that this most successful of Bruchs works shows one of its noblest features just where some of its most formidable rivals become vulgar.

The Pittsburgh Orchestras 2006-2007 season celebrates the 35th anniversary of Crdeness professional debut. Crdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his musical passion. The violinist has appeared as a soloist with more than 100 orchestras on four continents, and he has collaborated with many of todays greatest conductors.

DvorksNinth Symphony: From the New World,composed in 1893 during a visit to the United States, is by far one of the most popular symphonies in the modern repertory. Although it is generally considered that the work has more in common with the folk music of the composers native Bohemia than with that of the United States, many scholars have proclaimed that the spirit of this symphony is quintessentially American.

Tickets for the Dec. 8 Pittsburgh Symphony concert in Morgantown are available for $38 and can be ordered by calling 800-743-8560 or online at

Tickets will also be available at the WVU Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus on the night of the concert.

For more information about the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, contact Nicole Cerrillos at 412-392-4827 or .