The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust today announced plans for the 53rd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, set to take place Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Point State Park, Hertz Gateway Center, and throughout the Cultural District.
The 2012 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival highlights include the return of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a new multimedia show by Squonk Opera, the premiere of Bluegrass Day on June 9th, and expansion of the Artist Market and greening initiatives.
The opening weekend of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be enriched by the 2nd annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (June 1-3), which is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The indoor/outdoor jazz festival helps kick-off a 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh. More information is available at PittsburghJazzLive.com.
“For over half a century, Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival has evolved but has remained true to its mission to bring the arts to the community and the community to the arts,” states J. Kevin McMahon, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “Along with the return of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this year we are thrilled to bookend the ten day celebration with two uniquely American musical legacies. Hundreds of jazz musicians will perform as part of the Trust’s Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival on opening weekend and the all-new Bluegrass Day on June 9 will be part of the closing weekend festivities. It is a testament to community partners, especially presenting sponsor Dollar Bank, that all of this diverse programming is possible.”
“Dollar Bank is pleased to continue a long tradition of providing community events in downtown Pittsburgh,” said Joseph B. Smith, Senior Vice President Marketing, Dollar Bank. “We are especially delighted that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be returning this year. Music Director Manfred Honeck will once again showcase world-renowned talent to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival crowd.” The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra show is made possible with generous support from concert sponsor, People’s Natural Gas.
The most current Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2012 schedule of attractions is available atwww.3riversartsfest.org.