The Magic of Disney Comes to BNY Mellon Grand Classics May 8-10

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra showcases the magical use of music in Disney’s “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000” during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on May 8-10 at Heinz Hall. This family friendly program features excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and 6, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Stravinsky’s Firebird suite.  The music of Ponchielli, Dukas and […]

Apr 23

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Conduct New York Philharmonic in May

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Avery Fisher Hall to lead the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich on May 28-30. This will be Honeck’s fourth appearance with the New York Philharmonic. Honeck will conduct the orchestra in a program including the Die Fledermaus Overture by J. Strauss […]

Apr 22

Into the Realm of Pure Magic with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Like any Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert there is always an element of magic that pervades the hall and atmosphere, but every once in a while you experience such purity and magic of music you did not think was even fathomable. Such was the case this past Friday night. This magic began when Maestro Manfred Honeck raised […]

Apr 20

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gets ‘Closer to Fine’ with Indigo Girls on April 30

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — better known as The Indigo Girls — for a one-night-only concert featuring their greatest hits — with an orchestral twist — on April 30 at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, […]

Apr 16

Exhilaration of Notes

Conductor Manfred Honeck walked out onto the stage and announced that earlier in the week he received a text from Helene Grimaud, indicating that she was quite ill. She would not be able to come to Pittsburgh to play the Schumann Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra. He said that she is a […]

Apr 14

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2016 Season of Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Presented by Macy’s

PITTSBURGH – Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2015-2016 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy’s series. Fiddlesticks, the Symphony’s feline musical ambassador to children, celebrates the start of the 2015-2016 season on October 24 with “Sing!”  This concert offers children the chance to explore the most versatile and […]

Apr 13

The Romance of Schumann: Joyce Yang and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The magnificent and awe-inspiring architecture and ornamentation that defines Heinz Hall can sometimes be distracting during a long performance. But when pianist Joyce Yang began the evening with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54 she drew the attention away from the physical atmosphere of Heinz Hall and enchanted us with her idealistic interpretation […]

Apr 13

Pianist Joyce Yang discusses the April 10-12, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Pianist Joyce Yang discusses the April 10-12, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts. To learn more, visit

Apr 10

The Texas Tenors Ride Into Heinz Hall with PNC Pops April 24-26

PITTSBURGH – A one-of-a-kind classically trained country trio, The Texas Tenors join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall for a weekend of PNC Pops performances on April 24-26. Following their star-making turn on “America’s Got Talent,” The Texas Tenors — John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher — have evolved into the country’s favorite […]

Apr 9

Pianist Joyce Yang to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra April 10-12

PITTSBURGH – Pianist Joyce Yang will perform Schumann’s Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 54 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, The Romance of Schumann, on April 10-12 at Heinz Hall. Yang replaces pianist Hélène Grimaud, who is unable to […]

Apr 9