We're all used to "Christmas in July" sales. But Christmas in June takes on new meaning when The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's holiday program from 2012 falls into the June schedule. So snuggle up with your blanket around the air conditioner as you enjoy music by Rachmaninoff, Britten & Poulenc for the holidays.
6/5 Rachmaninoff: The Bells Britten: Ceremony of Carols Poulenc: Gloria (Robert Page, cond)
6/12 Mozart: Symphony No 41, Jupiter Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome Schubert: Symphony No. 8, Unfinished Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Mariss Jansons, cond)
6/19 Stucky: Silent Spring Sibelius: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathetique (Nikolaij Znaider, v; Manfred Honeck, cond)
6/26 Wagner: Prelude und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 Elgar: Enigma Variations (Emanual Ax, p; Nikolaj Znaider, cond)