PSO NAMES NEW CONDUCTORS FOR 2012-2013 PNC POPS CONCERTS
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) today announced the conductors who will lead the orchestra in 2012-2013 PNC Pops and Highmark Holiday Pops concerts that were originally scheduled to be conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.
Hamlisch, the PSO’s principal Pops conductor for 17 seasons, died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 68.
The PSO will go ahead with the 2012-2013 Pops season as originally planned and envisioned by Hamlisch. He was scheduled to conduct concerts Sept. 29 & 30, Dec. 20-23, Feb. 7-10, and June 13-16. All guest artists, including Glee star Matthew Morrison and trumpeter Chris Botti, will appear as scheduled.
The 2012-2013 season’s first PNC Pops concerts will be Sept. 29 & 30, when Morrison, star of the hit TV show, Glee, joins the PSO to perform favorite hits from his forthcoming album of Broadway standards. The PSO will be led by Grammy Award-winner Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville and Bangor Symphony orchestras.