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Concert Series: Chamber Music, Conversation March 14

The Saint Vincent Concert Series will present a night of intimate chamber music and conversation at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Saint Vincent College. Featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Christopher Wu, violin; Susanne Park, violin; Andrew Wickesburg, viola; and Anne Martindale Williams, cello, the performance will take place in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center on campus.

Tickets are $26 per person, season tickets $117 per person and flex passes $125 each for any six admissions. For information call 724-805-2177.

Violinist Christopher Wu enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral and chamber musician, teacher and soloist. Wu joined the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1988, and holds the Nancy & Jeffery Leininger First Violin Chair. An active chamber musician, Wu has played with a wide range of artists including Nancy Wilson, Joshua Bell, and the Muir String Quartet.

Susanne Park joined the PSO’s first violin section in 2006. She studied violin performance with Peter Zazofsky of the Muir String Quartet before joining the San Diego Symphony. She came to Pittsburgh in 1996 and was assistant concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestras until 2001. Park has won numerous violin competitions, including grand prize at the Mid-America Violin Competion.

Violist Andrew Wickesberg has been a member of the PSO since 2007-08. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he earned his bachelor of music in viola and violin in 2003 from Indiana University and a master of music in viola performance from New England Conservatory. Prior to joining the PSO, Wickesberg held a position with the New World Symphony.

Anne Martindale Williams has been principal cellist of the PSO since 1979. She has often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She was soloist with the PSO in the Pittsburgh premier of The Giving Tree conducted by the composer, Lorin Maazel. She also teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, and performs throughout the world.

For ticket information call 724-805-2177 or visit this link.