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Perfectly overlooking downtown New Castle, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is one of the area's most beautiful historic buildings. In 1924, Illustrious Brother John S. Wallace wanted to build a Masonic Temple large enough for all Masonic groups to meet. Today, the Cathedral is still used as a Masonic Temple, as well as a public Banquet Facility and a 2,800 seat Auditorium. The Scottish Rite Cathedral is also pleased to be the "home away from home" for the Pittsburgh Symphony.

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The mission of the Cathedral Foundation, a charity, is to promote an appreciation of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, a structure of great historical and architectural significance.

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The Cathedral is 244 feet by 181 feet, and 110 feet high in the back. Six stone columns, which stand 32 feet tall, grace the front of the building.

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Purchased in 1918 and built in 1924 - The Cathedral was a historic undertaking from one of New Castle's most notable figures - John S. Wallace.

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PSO - The Art of Music

8 PM. Music can inspire art, art can inspire music, and both inspire this stunning performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra led by resident conductor Fawzi Haimor. In The Hebrides Overture, Mendelssohn takes the image of Fingal's Cave in Scotland and sets an alluring scene of waves lapping this stunning grotto. Tchaikovsky's dazzling Romeo & Juliet is the musical equal of Shakespeare's literarary masterpiece. Respighi is inspired by Renaissance paintings in Trittico Botticelliano, using rich sonorities and textures to illustrate the masterworks. A bird of a different feather, The Firebird Ballet was composed in 1910 by the completely unknown Stravinsky. Its tremendous success made the composer an international sensation, and like many great ballet scores, it is now more frequently performed as a concert work. Tickets & information: (800) 743-8560. Pre-Symphony Buffet, 6 PM: (724) 654-6683, option 3, then option 2.


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