Celtic Woman Brings 85-City Tour to Pittsburgh March 28

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CELTIC WOMAN RECEIVES FIRST-EVER GRAMMY NOMINATION; RIDES HIGH WITH TWO ALBUMS ON BILLBOARD’S WORLD CHART 85-CITY TOUR ARRIVES IN PITTSBURGH MARCH 28 Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman’s latest studio album VOICES OF ANGELS (released November 18 on Manhattan/Caroline) debuted atop the Billboard World chart at #1 and has been riding high since its release, […]

Jan 19
 

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

I wanted to be prepared for my evening at the symphony. First I listened to several versions of the Sibelius 5. Then I went to the official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, chief conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and guest conductor for this evening’s concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I also watched […]

Jan 16
 

“The feeling of heart is there and has to be there…”

Maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste discusses Beethoven, Sibelius and playing with “heart” with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham. Tickets are available online at pittsburghsymphony.org/Seven, by phone at 412-392-4900 or at the Heinz Hall box office.

Jan 12
 

Midori to Perform in New Castle as Part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. And on February 4, she travels to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the Scottish Rite Cathedral Series. Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the program […]

Jan 12
 

Violin Superstar Midori Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for BNY Mellon Grand Classics February 3 & 5

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. She returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 2004 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on February 3 & 5 at Heinz Hall. During the weekend’s performances, Midori will […]

Jan 12
 

Premier Neil Diamond Tribute Band Super Diamond Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for One Night Only Concert

Good times never seemed so good…the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes premier Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond to Heinz Hall on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. in a celebration of the singer-songwriter’s greatest hits. Super Diamond has been channeling the music and soul of “the Man” for more than 20 years. Lead singer and […]

Jan 12
 

WVU Canady Symphony Series Kicks Off with Violin Superstar Midori

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. And on February 6, she travels to West Virginia University to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the Canady Symphony Series. Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the program with Mozart’s ingenious “Haffner” Symphony. […]

Jan 12
 

Community Stories: Marcel Walker

In June 2011, Marcel Walker attended a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by John Williams. He was enveloped by a sound that represented his own childhood and artistic journey, conducted by a personal hero. It was the accessibility of the orchestral sound of John Williams that drew Walker, comic book artist and winner of the […]

Dec 31
 

Finnish Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste Joins Pittsburgh Symphony for First BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concerts of New Year

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Acclaimed Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 1999 to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh and Sibelius’ Fifth symphonies during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on January 13 and 15. First performed in 1813, the remarkable, energetic Seventh Symphony from Beethoven was met with immediate […]

Dec 22
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Association Reschedules Music 101 Lectures

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Two Music 101 lectures that were canceled due to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s work stoppage have been rescheduled by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, which presents the annual lecture series. John Moore will present “It’s All About the Bass” on Wednesday, February 22 and Stephen Kostyniak offers “Blowing My Own Horn” on Wednesday, May 17. Music […]

Dec 13