THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
CROWN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT
PEACE ON EARTH – “MIR NA ZEMLJI”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | 7:30 PM | AUGUST WILSON CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Crown Entertainment presents Peace on Earth – “Mir na Zemlji,” a holiday concert event featuring the Croatian National Radio Television Tamburitza Orchestra. The performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
For the second year in a row, the Croatian National Radio Television Tamburitza Orchestra will celebrate the holiday spirit in Pittsburgh! World music takes over Pittsburgh during this special performance, as the Orchestra, hailing from the country voted “the best Advent destination in Europe 2016,” shares the sounds of a traditional Croatian Christmas.Tickets ($53.25-$63.25) are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.
The Orchestra will be joined by special guests: world-renowned Croatian cellist, Ana Rucner, soprano Renata Sabljak, tenor Djani Stipanicev, and the popular Croatian folk singer, Stjepan Jersek-Stef, accompanied by the vocal quartet, “Gubec.” Their exceptional repertoire spans centuries-old traditional Croatian folk songs to the well-known holiday songs of today. This extraordinary concert will get you in the holiday spirit!
This is the Orchestra’s third visit to the USA, having spread the holiday spirit in 2015 and performed six sold-out concerts in 2004. Founded in 1941, the Orchestra has toured Australia, Malaysia, Canada and dozens of European cities. Through their Tamburitza performance, the Orchestra shares the tradition and cultural heritage of Croatia across the globe. The Tamburitza is a stringed instrument related to the Russian balalaika, the Ukrainian bandura and the Italian Mandolin. A national instrument, it is the most popular and most common among the Croatian people.