Harpsichordist, Conductor Jeanette Sorrell Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 20 & 22

PITTSBURGH – Jeanette Sorrell returns to Heinz Hall as guest conductor and harpsichordist for Bach’s Coffeehouse, a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend with concerts Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22. Sorrell joins the Pittsburgh Symphony for the first time since her stunning Heinz Hall debut in 2013. Sorrell’s program features pieces reminiscent of Bach’s […]

Mar 5
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces ‘Summer with the Symphony’

A host of iconic artists join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a full slate of summer concerts PITTSBURGH—This summer, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a new and diverse slate of concert experiences — Summer with the Symphony — that will put popular, experimental and classical spins on the musical summer in Pittsburgh. The sun will […]

Mar 4
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents 11th Annual Reading Session of Young Composers’ Work

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues its commitment to nurture new work and young composers with its 11th Annual Reading Session on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. This year’s chosen composers — Xinyang Wang of the University of Pittsburgh, Anthony Manfredonia of Temple University, Richard Thomas of Gettysburg […]

Mar 2
 

What a Glorious Feeling! Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ as part of PNC Pops Series

“Everybody should see ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ on the big screen at least once in their lives. But to see it with the glorious MGM music performed live makes it a once-in-a-lifetime viewing experience — and emphasizes that the movie is, to coin a phrase, a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament.” — Scott Matthewman, […]

Feb 26
 

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2016 Season for Canady Symphony Series at West Virginia University

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Canady Symphony Series celebrates its 10th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season with a diverse selection of concerts that hit all the right notes. The season opens with a special treat—the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck and phenomenal Russian pianist Daniil Trifinov return to Morgantown on September 19. Trifinov will […]

Feb 24
 

Pianist Lars Vogt discusses the February 20-22, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Pianist Lars Vogt discusses the February 20-22, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/hero.

Feb 20
 

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Heat Up with Stravinsky’s Firebird on March 6-8

PITTSBURGH – It’s going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky’s Firebird on March 6-8. Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the concert with a dazzling collaboration between two soloists featuring Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and Principal Viola Randolph Kelly, performing Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major. In a Heinz Hall […]

Feb 19
 

Canady Symphony Series Closes Season with ‘Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev’ Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck

PITTSBURGH — Let your mind dance and your heart swell with symphonic suites from two of the world’s most famous ballet scores during “Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev” on March 2, the final concert of the Canady Symphony Series season at West Virginia University. Music director Manfred Honeck weaves tales of love and loss, triumph and defeat […]

Feb 17
 

Casablanca — A Symphonic Night at the Movies: A Sensual Ride to Old-World Romance

By Kathy Benkart Conductor Emil de Cou made his debut last evening with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. And while the evening appeared to be more about the movie “Casablanca” than the orchestra, that could not have been further from the truth. From the outset it was clear that the experience would rest upon the dance […]

Feb 17
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Musical Storytelling at its Best During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

PITTSBURGH – Let your mind dance and your heart swell with symphonic suites from two of the world’s most famous ballet scores during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on February 27 through March 1 at Heinz Hall. Music director Manfred Honeck weaves tales of love and loss, triumph and defeat with suites distilled […]

Feb 12