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From PRNewsWire, July 11, 2012:
PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rock for the Heart Foundation presents Heart Strings – featuring the North American premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s, NOVA, an orchestral adaptation composed by McCartney for his late wife, Linda, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Friday, September 7, 2012, 8 p.m., at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, to benefit pediatric cardiac research.
“We are so honored Pittsburgh and its magnificent symphony will host and perform NOVA’s North American premiere,” said Kris Fischerkeller, who with her husband, Paul, founded Rock for the Heart after their son Matthew passed away suddenly at age 16 because of cardiac arrest. “We are equally excited about the importance of generating awareness about sudden cardiac arrest among children and teenagers.”
Ticket sales for the premiere go on sale July 16 and start at $25/person for reserved seating. VIP tickets include a special post-performance reception with the guest musicians and are priced at $175 per person. VIP guests will also have an opportunity to bid on two Hofner Bass guitars – the models that Sir Paul played when he was with the Beatles. The guitars were autographed by Sir Paul McCartney. […]
Grammy Award-winning conductor Roger Kellaway, one of the top jazz pianists in the world, will conduct NOVA and will personally perform a McCartney medley of Paul’s tunes with a special jazz arrangement for piano. The evening will also include other classical compositions by Sir Paul McCartney including, A Leaf, Spiral, and Tuesday.
Special guest artists will perform with the 60-piece Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and provide interpretations to Sir Paul McCartney’s astounding catalog. A string quartet will open the evening with arrangements of McCartney’s well-known pop music pieces. […]
“While the music is certainly the hallmark of the evening, the goal is to raise money for important medical research,” said Fischerkeller, “and businesses across southwestern Pennsylvania are invited to align with this momentous event.” The world premiere of NOVA was performed in 2005 at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, produced by Dennis D’Amico it was the number one classical venue in the world, with two sold-out shows that received five-star reviews. Dennis D’Amico will also produce the North American Premiere of NOVA at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. […]
Postponed to May 25, 2013 according to Heart Strings:a salute to the classical music of Paul McCartney, A Rock for the Heart Symphony Event at Heinz Hall – PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE ???
This was the 1st and only concert played at Heinz Hall.