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A Truly Brilliant Performance-Straight from Prague! Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

A Truly Brilliant Performance-Straight from Prague! Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

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     Truly brilliant and one of the world’s major chamber orchestras, The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will perform Tuesday, October 23 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Pasquerilla Performing Arts Centers.

     The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra has come to be internationally known and lauded for the characteristic sound of its “Czech Strings,” an expression that applauds the Czech tradition of sensitivity to sonority and unique tone color.  The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra includes prominent musicians from both the Czech Philharmonic and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

     Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded for many major and independent record labels since its inception and regularly garners such awards as the “Grand Prix du Disque.”  Recent and coming DVD releases have included the Bride of the Wind (the life of Alma Mahler, soundtrack on Deutsche Grammophon); Gound’s opera Romeo & Juliet (for BBC4 and PBS Great Performances); Land of the Mammoth (Discovery/Artisan DVD); and the Academy Award nominated film Most (The Bridge in English), among many others.

     This performance is supported by the Coppersmith Endowment.  For more information visit

     Advance interviews with the artists may be arranged by calling the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 814-269-7200.

     Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-2787 or 814-269-7200 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  Tickets are $25.  Discount tickets of $23 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age and members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association).  Student tickets are $10.  There is a $2 handling fee on telephone and mail orders.  The box office is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The box office also opens one hour before performances.  For additional information, visit

     A special Czech Theme Dinner is available to all Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center patrons at Sunnehanna Country Club.

     Dinner, including tax and gratuity, round trip transportation to and from Sunnehanna Country Club to the Arts Center and Chamber Orchestra tickets can be purchased by calling the Arts Center Box Office at 814-269-7200 or 800-846-2787.

Select your package:
• Dinner, orchestra tickets and transportation $57 per person
• Dinner and transportation (no tickets) $32 per person
• Dinner only $25 per person

The buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes:
Apple Cider Punch
Czech Goulash with Zelniky Sauerkraut Crackers
Slovak Cucumbers in Sour Cream
Sopsky Salad—found in every pub, resto and diner in Prague
Chicken Paprikash with noodles
Potato Pancakes
Czech Green Beans Prapice

Variety of Czech Pastries and Cookies
Kolacky (Apricot filled pastry)
Svestkove Knedliky (Plum Dumplings)
Vanilkove Rohlicky (Vanilla Crescents)
Bublanina (Slovak sweet dessert with berries)
Nut and Poppyseed Rolls

Homemade Rye Bread and Dinner Rolls

Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea

     UPJ is a vital knowledge center defining excellence and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural and economic environment through:  excellent faculty teaching scholarship and service as well as enriching faculty-student mentorships and collaborations in scholarship, research and creative activity; operating as a top employer and key partner in shaping the economic future with an annual impact exceeding $60 million; engaging the community through exceptional volunteerism by faculty, staff and students; expanding the workforce capacity by linking theory to practice through experiences such as internships and service learning projects; exceeding the national averages of student graduation and retention rates of similar institutions; a tradition of athletic excellence, with nationally recognized and award-winning; 17,000 alumni making a difference throughout the community and world; and by growing partnerships with businesses in areas such as healthcare, education, commerce, technology and the arts.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 10/8/2007 1:50:00 PM