Violinist Christopher Wu, of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will present a master class at WVU, Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Creative Arts Center.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A), and is free and open to the public.
Wu enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral and chamber musician, teacher and soloist. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he joined the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1988, and holds the Nancy & Jeffery Leininger First Violin Chair. He has previously served as concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Riverside Orchestra and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and the Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonics.
An active chamber musician, Wu has played with a wide range of artists including Nancy Wilson, Joshua Bell, and the Muir String Quartet. He is a founding member of the innovative chamber music group, Innuendo, and is currently on the faculties of Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University and Geneva College.
Wu’s visit is part of the partnership between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the College of Creative Arts that also brings the PSO to the WVU Creative Arts Center three times each school year for the Canady Symphony Series.
PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh will lead the PSO in a concert at the CAC, also on Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the popular “Romeo and Juliet” Overture-fantasy by Tchaikovsky, as well as Dvoř�k’s Symphony No. 8 and Victor Herbert’s most notable work – his Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra. PSO cellist Adam Liu is the featured soloist.
Tickets for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert are available by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org. They will also be available at the door on the evening of the concert.
For more information about the Danielpour lecture and master class, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841, Ext. 3108.
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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu