Sunday, June 9, 2013

Symphonic Celebration of Jerry Garcia

For Immediate Release
June 5, 2013


Warren Haynes on lead vocals and guitar; presented by Princeton Entertainment

PITTSBURGH – The PSO will be collaborating  with Warren Haynes,  most well-known as the guitarist of The Allman  Brothers  Band,  in the  Jerry Garcia  Symphonic  Celebration featuring Warren  Haynes  and Pittsburgh Symphony in Association with Princeton  Entertainment.

PSO Assistant Conductor  Fawzi Haimor  will lead the orchestra,  while Haynes  lends his famous blend  of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz to many of Jerry Garcia’s classic works from his time with the Grateful Dead. This new  symphonic  project  will be  featuring Garcia’s storied  original  compositions as well  as classic interpretations of timeless standards.

The concert  will begin  at 7:30  p.m.  on Tuesday,  June 18 at Heinz  Hall.   Tickets, ranging in price from
$30 to $78, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or at

Jerry  Garcia  (1942-1995)  created  an  unparalleled  legacy  across  the  American  landscape,   most  notably  in  his  role  as  a founding member,  singer, songwriter  and  lead  guitarist of the Grateful Dead.   Garcia’s unmistakable  guitar tone  enchanted multitudes  of “Deadheads”  throughout  the band’s 30-year career and beyond.   His work with the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the  Way, Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman,  and  projects  with  Merl Saunders  only scratches  at the surface of his musical influences as  he  set  out  to  master  the  Great  American  Songbook.    Unequivocally devoted  to  the  craft of music,  Garcia continues  to inspire future generations  through the body of work he has left behind  and his creative spirit.

Warren  Haynes is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of Gov’t Mule and long time member  of The Allman Brothers Band.   Haynes  also founded  and  runs Evil Teen Records  and  is a member  of the  Dead.    At 20  years old Haynes got his first break with David Allan Coe’s touring band in 1980.   He then played with the Nighthawks for a few years before his most notable  role in The Allman Brothers in 1987.   In 2012  The Allman Brothers Band was awarded  the Grammy Lifetime Achievement  Award.  Haynes released a long-anticipated solo album in 2011 titled Man in Motion and has said he is “interested  in recording  a singer-songwriter oriented  album  with more  acoustic  instruments,  a jazzy  instrumental  CD and  a straight-up blues record.”

Fawzi Haimor
Fawzi Haimor  is the newly appointed  Assistant Conductor  of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  beginning  in the 2012-2013 season.  Prior to his Pittsburgh appointment, he was the Assistant Conductor  of the Alabama  Symphony  for two seasons.  In Alabama, he conducted a variety of concerts including subscription,  pops, education, and outreach.   Additionally, Mr. Haimor had  the pleasure  to work with numerous  orchestras  including  the Amman  Symphony,  Jacksonville Symphony,  Kansas City Symphony,  and  Orquestra  Sinfonico  do  Porto and  has collaborated with famous  artists such  as Bela Fleck, Bobby Horton, Diane Schuur, and Luciana Souza.   He has also served as a cover conductor  to esteemed  conductors  including  Justin Brown, Marvin Hamlisch, Grant Llewellyn, Michael Morgan, Robert Spano, Stefan Sanderling, and Michael Stern.

Editors Please Note:
Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
WARREN HAYNES, vocals/guitar
JEFF SIPE, drums
ALECIA CHAKOUR, background  vocals
JASMINE MUHAMMAD, background  vocals

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