Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians

Application deadline December 9; auditions in March in Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold auditions in March 2017 for its two-year pre-professional program for young African American musicians, which is entering its 10th anniversary year in 2017. Applications for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) must […]

Aug 31

Community Stories: Lois Clark

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new series of blog posts from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra highlighting members of the Pittsburgh community and why they value their relationship with the orchestra. We will post these stories once a month at blogs.pittsburghsymphony.org/community-stories.  A month after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returned from performing at the Vatican, the […]

Aug 31

Photos from Aspen Music Festival and School Residency

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Aug 29

Gil Shaham, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kick Off New Season at Annual Gala Concert September 17

Manfred Honeck at 2015 Gala Concert_Credit Wade Massie_web

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. This year’s concert, “Moonlight Masquerade,” will whisk the audience to the grand costumed balls of centuries past, which were always celebrated with extraordinary music, food and […]

Aug 25

Symphony Splendor Holiday Home Tour Tickets on Sale September 1

Proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, the third annual holiday tour of homes to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony, “Symphony Splendor,” is Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mt. Lebanon’s historic Virginia Manor. Tickets to this sell-out event go on sale September 1. This year’s […]

Aug 25

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Four Specials for 2016-2017 Season

Special concerts to include tributes to Prince, the Beatles and Neil Diamond Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced its first four pops specials for the 2016-2017 season. They include tributes to Prince, the Beatles and Neil Diamond, and the return of Pittsburgh favorite Celtic Woman. These one-night-only concert experiences feature the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and […]

Aug 15

Concert Blog: PSO Classical Mixer

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hosted a summer event called Classical Mixer this last weekend. Since I haven’t heard live orchestral music much lately since the conclusion of the regular season, I made sure to attend. I’m glad I did; it was a treat. During the mixer portion, in the outdoor garden, Carolyn Edwards introduced herself […]

Jul 25

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Seven New Musicians

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes seven new musicians to its ranks for the start of the 2016-2017 season. These members were chosen from hundreds of applicants following months of auditions. The new members include: Max Blair, associate principal oboe, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and was a fellow with the New World Symphony […]

Jul 25

Concert Blog: The Full Muscle and Finesse of the ‘Magical Music of Harry Potter’

Picklesburgh served up pickled jams and cupcakes on the Rachel Carson Bridge to eager enthusiasts. Beerfest celebrated its fourth anniversary of craft beer samplings at Stage AE. And Heinz Hall transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra embraced the “Magical Music of Harry Potter” on Saturday evening, July 16. Excited fans of […]

Jul 18

Concert Blog: PSO and Nelly Energizes and Unifies

The cities of St. Louis, Missouri, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are known for their similarities. From their flourishing settlement periods in the late 1700s to subsequent industry booms and diverse immigrant populations to parallel urban communities and signature architecture, these communities share many of the same historical comparisons. So when St. Louis native Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., […]

Jul 15