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Piano virtuoso in concert Monday Nov. 4 at WVU

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Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov is scheduled to play in Morgantown Monday Nov. 4.

Trifonov will transport the audience for the Canady Symphony Series at West Virginia University to early 20th-century Russia with the music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater on the WVU Evansdale Campus in Morgantown. Pittsburgh Symphony bassist John Moore will present a free master class at 5 p.m. in room 213 of the Creative Arts Center. Area bass players and music students are invited to attend.

Called "one of the rising stars of the new generation of pianists," Trifonov will tackle Prokofiev's tumultuous Piano Concerto No. 2, known for its impressive technical demands. The concert will finish with the Pittsburgh Symphony performing Rachmaninoff's passionate and sweeping Symphony No. 2, his answer to the critical failure of his first symphony.

Tickets are $27 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visitingwww.pittsburghsymphony.org. Student ticket prices are $13 per concert or $24 for a subscription to all three concerts. Student tickets can be purchased at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvu. Tickets also may be purchased at the Creative Arts Center.