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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Plans Concert with Paul McCartney

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Jul 13, 2012 10:50 AM EDT |

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will give a benefit concert for the Rock for the Heart Foundation on September 7 at Heinz Hall, featuring classical music by Paul McCartney.

This concert will include the North American premiere of "NOVA," an orchestral adaptation McCartney wrote for his late wife, Linda.

"We are so honored Pittsburgh and its magnificent symphony will host and perform NOVA's North American premiere," said Kris Fischerkeller, co-founder of the Rock for the Heart.

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"We are equally excited about the importance of generating awareness about sudden cardiac arrest among children and teenagers," Fischerkeller added.

Kris Fischerkeller founded the organization with her husband, Paul, after their son Matthew died of cardiac arrest at age 16.

At the benefit concert, jazz pianist Roger Kellaway will conduct NOVA and perform McCartney's tunes in a jazz arrangement for piano. The program will also include classical compositions by McCartney, including A Leaf, Spiral, and Tuesday.

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