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Symphony East program to feature Pittsburgh Symphony principals

October 2, 2018
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Symphony East will kick off its new season on Sept. 17 with a program featuring two Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.

The program will showcase PSO principal horn William Caballero and principal oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida.

The 2018-19 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra season represents Caballero’s 29th year as its principal horn under conductors Manfred Honeck, Marris Jansons and Lorin Maazel.

Before joining the symphony in May 1989, Caballero previously held principal horn positions with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Hartford Symphony.

DeAlmeida was appointed by Lorin Maazel as principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1991. For two years prior, she was associate principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Riccardo Muti.

In 2003, DeAlmeida was featured on national television on the CBS Early Show in a story relating to the oboe and its remarkable health benefits for asthma sufferers, which led to her work as an ambassador for the American Respiratory Alliance in Pittsburgh.

The program will be at 1 p.m. at the Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem Township. The program is open to the public and no reservations are required. A $10 donation is requested of adults who attend.

For more, see SymphonyEast.org./events.

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