Neil Sedaka Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra PNC Pops for an Evening of Timeless Hits


Since first achieving fame as a teen pop sensation in the 1950s, Neil Sedaka has kept America singing for six decades. He brings the timeless hits of his storied career to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the PNC Pops weekend May 12-14. The concert will begin with a first half […]

Apr 27

Fiddlesticks Goes on a Musical Adventure ‘Around the World’ May 13 at Heinz Hall

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The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series wraps up the 2017-2018 season with “Around the World!,” a celebration of the music created in different countries  on Saturday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall. Fiddlesticks, the orchestra’s feline musical ambassador to children, joins the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony to explore how composers have been inspired […]

Apr 27

Concert Blog: Celebrating Connections in Spring – Viennese Celebration: Beethoven Piano Concertos

It was a perfect spring night in Pittsburgh to celebrate spring in Vienna at the first performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Viennese Festival.  The orchestra was conducted Music Director Manfred Honeck, and they were joined by Till Fellner who played piano in Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Concerto No.3  in C minor for Piano and […]

Apr 22

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concludes 2016-2017 Scottish Rite Cathedral Series Season with ‘The Music of John Williams’

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The 2016-2017 Scottish Rite Cathedral series season wraps up with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with “The Music of John Williams” on May 5 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Franco will lead the orchestra in a rousing, heart-pounding night […]

Apr 20

Concert Blog: A New Romance: Gustavo Dudamel & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

On the evening of Friday, April 7 at Heinz Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, perhaps the most recognizable conductor in the world, made his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in lieu of Christoph von Dohnanyi, who canceled his scheduled appearance after suffering an injury. I think it is safe to say that there was the start […]

Apr 17

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer with the Symphony Series


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Summer with the Symphony returns for its third season in June, offering a diverse selection of concerts — from classics to hip-hop and everything in between. There are so many ways to add the perfect musical spark to summer in Pittsburgh! Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival — Monday, June 5, […]

Apr 17

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Manfred Honeck Offer One-Concert-Only Performance of Bruckner’s ‘Majestic’ Eighth Symphony

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As the culmination of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics’ two-week Vienna Festival, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck will perform one of music’s greatest symphonies, Bruckner’s epic Eighth Symphony, in a one-concert-only performance on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Though a native of Austria, Joseph Anton Bruckner was […]

Apr 13

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder’s Birthday at One-Night-Only BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are celebrating legendary pianist Rudolf Buchbinder’s birthday at the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Buchbinder Birthday Concert on April 28 at Heinz Hall, as part of the two-week Spring Viennese Festival. One of the world’s foremost pianists, Buchbinder celebrates his 70th year by performing not one, but […]

Apr 13

Concert Blog: The Magic of Gustavo Dudamel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

It’s Thursday and it’s raining. Raining, never-ending raindrops pounding the pavement and my umbrella. Inside it’s dull. So I go back to walk in the rain. At least the birds seem to appreciate the season with their songs, they are prepping for spring and summer mating season. Inside again I play Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude, a […]

Apr 8

Mozart Symphonies, Pianist Till Fellner Highlight First Weekend of BNY Mellon Grand Classics’ Spectacular Viennese Celebration


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are giving audiences the unique opportunity to “choose their Mozart” during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies” concerts on April 21-23 at Heinz Hall. These concerts mark the start of a two-week festival celebrating the musically rich history of Vienna. Late 18th […]

Apr 6