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

Tickets to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, ‘Moonlight Masquerade,’ On Sale July 15

Concert tickets to the annual Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gala concert go on sale July 15 at 9 a.m. This year’s concert, ‘Moonlight Masquerade,’ is Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Preeminent violinist Gil Shaham joins Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony for this concert, which features Sarasate’s dazzling Carmen Fantasy, charming Kreisler […]

Jul 14

Concert Blog: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Belong Together

For many of us, pop music is an integral part of our childhood and adolescence, serving as the soundtrack to our memories. With one lyric, it can bring us back to a specific time and place. For me, Pat Benatar’s music does just that. During my middle school volleyball warm ups, I would sing “Hit […]

Jul 11

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer with the Symphony with ‘Classical Mixer’

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers the perfect close to the Summer with the Symphony season with Classical Mixer: “1812 Overture” & More! on Saturday, July 23 at Heinz Hall. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with live chamber music, a trivia contest (for chances to win exciting prizes throughout the evening) and drink specials followed by […]

Jul 7

Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Music of David Bowie at Heinz Hall on July 22

Windborne Music joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to celebrate rock legend David Bowie at Heinz Hall on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Considered by critics, musicians and fans as an innovator, David Bowie’s career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and his stage presence impacting popular music. Guest conductor Brent Havens, vocalist […]

Jul 7

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the Music of the Eagles at Heinz Hall July 21


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opens a two-night stand of symphonic rock concerts with the music of quintessential American rock band, the Eagles, at Heinz Hall on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles had five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and six number one albums, making them one of the most […]

Jul 7

Nelly, Pittsburgh Symphony Shake a Tail Feather Together at Heinz Hall on July 14


Grammy-award winning rapper and songwriter Nelly will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop at Heinz Hall on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Nelly and the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform a tail feather-shaking concert with a symphonic twist. Nelly, who is known […]

Jun 30