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Sun oct 18
7:30 pm

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic

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

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Andrés Cárdenes
, Music Director
Paul Polivnick, Guest Conductor

$10 Regular Admission
$5 Senior Citizen (65+) Admission
All students, along with CMU/Pitt faculty and staff, are free w/ valid ID.

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Under the direction of Paul Polivnick, the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will perform Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 95 in C Minor, Hob. I:95, William Kraft's Vintage Renaissance, and Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64.

Haydn Symphony No. 95 in C minor, Hob. I:95
Kraft Vintage Renaissance
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor.  Op. 64

Maestro Paul Polivnick is a prominent figure on the world stage, conducting fine orchestras across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Currently the Conductor Laureate of the New Hampshire Music Festival where he was Music Director from 1992-2009, Paul Polivnick enjoyed both critical and popular success there. From 1997-2002 Polivnick served as Music Director of the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestras while maintaining an active schedule of national and international guest conducting engagements. Prior to that he served as the Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for eight years, during which time the season grew from 40 to 46 weeks.

From 1988-1993 Polivnick was the Principal Conductor of Harmonia Classica of Vienna Austria, a composers’ society devoted to “beautiful new music.” This post enabled him to conduct concerts and recordings in all of the principal Viennese halls. In the spring of 1987, Mr. Polivnick was nominated for the Seaver Award, an award given annually to the most outstanding young conductor in the USA.

Since that time, he has been seen on many podiums abroad including those o the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, ORF of Vienna, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de Lille, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orquestra Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya, Russian Philharmonic of Moscow, Kiev Camerata, Bmo Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London, Ontario, UNAM Symphony Orchestra of Mexico City, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and all the leading orchestras in Korea: The KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Korea Symphony and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Busan, Bucheon, Daejon, Taegu and Gangju.

Polivnick has also guest conducted over 40 orchestras and opera companies in the USA including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Silicon valley in San Jose, California, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, San Diego Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Central City Opera, Santa Barbara Grand Opera and Charleston Opera to name a few.

Paul began his professional career in Los Angeles as a conductor and violist. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Paul Polivnick grew up in Westchester County just north of New York City.