The Frick Art & Historical Center joins in the city-wide celebration of Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday in 2008 with a year of art and music programs that reflects Pittsburgh’s history and character. Three uncommon exhibitions inspire three distinct musical genres in the Frick’s 2008 Music for Exhibition series. For this very special series of performances commemorating Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday, the Frick is collaborating with three of Pittsburgh’s premier musical institutions—Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Concert Society (Bridge City Winds) and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.

Bridging Music and Art Bridge City Winds
The Frick Art Museum auditorium.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition: Steel: Pittsburgh Drawings by Craig McPherson 
March 8—June 8, 2008

The Bridge City Winds, winner of the 2007 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions, will offer a unique interpretation of this art exhibition. Join Beverly Crawford (flute), Robin Driscoll oboe), Mary Beth Maleck (clarinet), Britt Hebert (bassoon), and Scott Bohannon (French horn) as they reflect on and honor McPherson’s work with arrangements of such pieces as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, Handel’s Water Music and excerpts from Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin.

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