Mr. 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 has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and the Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonics. As a soloist, Wu has been described by the Tribune-Review as a musician of “virtuoso command with depth of musical understanding.”
Rhian Kenny joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1990 as Principal Piccolo. She began her flute studies at the age of 9 in Calgary, Canada. She received a Bachelor's Degree from McGill University in Montréal. She is active in the PSO’s education and outreach programs speaking often to groups throughout the Pittsburgh region.
This event is part of a growing partnership begun by Heritage President & CEO, Michele R. Atkins, and PSO Maestro, Manfred Honeck. The goal of the partnership is to introduce children in underserved communities like Braddock to classical music, and to broaden their musical experience. Future plans include a visit by Symphony members to the 4 Kids Early Learning Center in July.
About Heritage Community Initiatives: Heritage Community Initiatives is a community based nonprofit providing support for families that live in Braddock and the Mon Valley through services in education, transportation and community outreach. We seek to strengthen individuals and families in order to build healthier communities and provide resources for sustainability: www.heritageseves.org
About the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) provides musical experiences at the highest level of expression to enrich the community and to satisfy the needs and preferences of its audiences: www.pittsburghsymphony.org