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Wed apr 23
8:00 pm


Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Andrés Cárdenes, Artistic Director of Orchestral Studies and conductor


Kryzsztof Rucinski, violin


$5 General Admission
All students, along with CMU faculty and staff, are free w/ valid ID. Tweet Seats available.

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This concert will be webcast live.
Concert Program (Adobe PDF)


Under the direction of Andrés Cárdenes, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic will perform Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violin soloist Kryzsztof Rucinski, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor.


The School of Music’s Art of Audience Engagement class invites you to a “Preview Party” beginning at 7:30 pm prior to the start of the concert. Different Interactive stations featuring musicians, instruments, and technology will be located throughout Carnegie Music Hall for patrons to visit. Highlights include:

The “technology station” will preview a new iPad app created in collaboration with the School of Computer Science to enhance the live concert experience along with incorporating Tweet Seats and program notes.

The “musician’s station” offers the opportunity to chat with musicians, who will present their instruments, play excerpts of the pieces being performed, and answer questions.

At intermission Master of Music student, Evan Vockley, will lead a conversation on the controversial historical context surrounding Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. This will be followed by a real-time listening guide during the concert via Tweet Seats (hash tag #CMUCardenes).

Post Concert
Upon leaving the concert, conductor Andrés Cárdenes and soloist Krzyzstof Rucinski will be available in the lobby to meet audience members and answer questions about the performance.


Tweet Seats refer to seats in which tweeting is permitted during a performance by audience members. Carnegie Mellon School of Music is launching this new pilot project to encourage a subsection of our audience to engage in an online discussion about the performance they are experiencing. We ask that Tweet Seat participants sit in the second balcony of Carnegie Music Hall with their phones silenced and dim back-light to lowest setting. Additionally, participants who are not able to join us at the hall can watch the webcast of the performance.

Utilizing the hashtag #CMUCardenes, participants will engage in an online conversation with School of Music faculty members Lance LaDuke and Daniel Nesta Curtis who will be leading the discussion from @CMUMusic. Feel free to tweet reactions to the performance or ask questions. 

Check out the conversation from the January 26 concert.