The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Takes BNY Mellon Grand Classics on ‘Two Trips’ During Opening Weekend of Season

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Manfred Honeck and soloist and YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa open the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with “Two Trips” on September 19-21 at Heinz Hall. The program opens with 2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Composer of the Year Mason Bates’ “Rusty Air in Carolina,” a bluesy trip back to […]

Sep 5

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Six New Musicians

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes six new musicians to its ranks for the start of the 2014-2015 season. Kelsey Blumenthal joins the orchestra as a member of the first violin section following audition finals in February 2014. She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in 2014 and her Bachelor of […]

Sep 4

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as Part of the Carolina Performing Arts Series

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck will perform two concerts at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as part of the Carolina Performing Arts Series on September 28 and 29. The symphony will perform its quintessential blend of timeless orchestral masterpieces and new American works during this engagement. Highlights of the […]

Sep 2

Pittsburgh Sensation Jackie Evancho Returns to Heinz Hall to Perform with Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

PITTSBURGH – Jackie Evancho, the 14-year-old vocal sensation from Pittsburgh, returns to her hometown to perform with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on February 13, 2015. Evancho, who first gained fame as a runner up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at 10 years old, releases her third studio album, “Awakening,” on September 23. Her […]

Sep 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Lorin Maazel During First Subscription Weekend of 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. “Two Trips” features current Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck and welcomes pianist Valentina Lisitsa as […]

Aug 20

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit Expands to Include Three September Neighborhood Chamber Music Concerts

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit program is expanding to include three chamber music concerts at local churches in the North Side, East Liberty and Wilkinsburg in September. The Music for the Spirit program explores the connection between music and spirituality during free Pittsburgh Symphony concerts, at both Heinz Hall as […]

Aug 14

Music Director Manfred Honeck Welcomes Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Open 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season

PITTSBURGH – You won’t believe your eyes — or your ears — at “For Your Eyes Only,” the gala opening of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall, featuring Grammy-winning violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter led by Music Director Manfred Honeck. A sumptuous and mysterious evening that promises […]

Aug 7

High School and College Singers Needed for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Director Christine Hestwood are looking for high school- and college-age singers to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale. The Chorale will perform during the PNC Pops performance of “Heroes and Villains” on October 17-19. Created by the late Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Mendelssohn […]

Aug 4

Star Trek Star George Takei to Host Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sci-Fi Spectacular’ PNC Pops Concert in November

PITTSBURGH – Oh myyyyyyyyy….the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that George Takei, who first came to fame as Mr. Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television show, will host the PNC Pops concert “Sci-Fi Spectacular” on Nov. 14-16 at Heinz Hall. Takei — who is an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of […]

Jul 30

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Partners with Carnegie Science Center for 21+ Night to Explore ‘The Sounds of Science’

PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the Carnegie Science Center for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. “The Sounds of Science” is the theme of the Science Center’s next 21+ Night on Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 – 10 pm. Throughout the evening, […]

Jul 23