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Metropolitan Opera Soloists Field Trip

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hope Academy string students are invited to a performance of the Metropolitan Opera Soloists on Monday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Tickets have been generously donated to us by our partner, Chamber Music Pittsburgh.

The program includes:

Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo Soprano; Rafael Figueroa, Cello; Nathan Hughes, Oboe; Ken Noda, Piano

Felix Mendelssohn – “Meine Seele dürstet nach Gott” (Psalm 42)
Johannes Brahms – Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Henri Dutilleux – Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Blake Songs
Franz Joseph Haydn – Arianna a Naxos
Hector Berlioz – “D’amour l’ardante flamme” (Damnation of Faust)

“Kennifer Johnson Cano was truly stellar. She, in fact, was the complete package. A voice agile and forceful, spacious and laden with emotion.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

This performance is recommended for students whose attention span and behavior is equivalent to an 8 year old. The maximum number of tickets per family is 3.

Please read the etiquette guidelines below so that you understand the expectations then  RSVP here.

How to be a good audience member

It is important that audience members remain quiet during the performance. Since music is mostly a listening activity, any extra sounds that are not part of the music can get in the way and will distract and disturb the musicians and other audience members.

Before the Concert

  • Please wear clothing suitable for a special night out – because it is!
  • Arrive no later than 7:00 pm to get your tickets.

Before You Take Your Seat

  • Take care of all rest room needs.
  • Leave all food, drink, and gum outside the concert hall.
  • Leave all cameras and recording devices outside the hall as well. There are strict copyright guidelines about recording concerts.
  • Turn off all cell phones, pagers, ipads, watch sounds, alarms, or anything that might make a noise. The only sounds that should be heard are the ones that appear in the musical score (and the audience reaction after the music).

Once You Take Your Seat

  • A parent or guardian must sit next to each child.
  • Remain seated and quiet while the musicians are playing. Do not get up during the concert or change seats.
  • No talking, whispering, sighing, tapping or kicking feet, or rattling of programs or papers.
  • Be sure to sit without fidgeting so you don’t distract your neighbors or the performers on stage.
  • There might be pauses in the pieces to separate the parts or movements of the song. Do not clap in these pauses. It is best to follow the lead of other people in the audience.

There will be an intermission. If you need to leave it would be appropriate to do so at this time – for this concert. Please gather your things and leave quietly so that others don’t notice.




Chamber Music Pittsburgh


Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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