Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Music from Beloved Strauss Operas During May 13-15 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

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Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are known for their performances of the music of Richard Strauss. On May 13-15, music from the composer’s beloved operas, Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier, are center stage during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall. The two wildly different operas provide a unique listening experience. After the […]

Apr 28

Join Us for “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women”

Join Us for "An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women"

What are you doing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1? If you haven’t made plans yet, we would love to see you at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall for a very special concert: “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women.” This performance, co-sponsored by Soldiers & Sailors and free for anyone […]

Apr 26

Concert Blog: Let’s Cue Up Alec’s Playlist

Nothing makes Pittsburgh come out of its shell like gorgeous weather. Such a temperamental force in Western Pennsylvania, it makes people hibernate in the winter and cozy up next to an air conditioner in the summer. Last Saturday was one of those spring days that makes everyone glad to leave their homes and feel sunshine […]

Apr 25

Pianist Daniil Trifonov Returns to Heinz Hall for BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series May 6-8

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck welcomes pianist Daniil Trifonov back to the Heinz Hall stage for an encore performance in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics program “Tchaikovsky!,” featuring works by Haydn, Liszt and, of course, Tchaikovsky. The Friday and Sunday concerts will feature Trifonov performing Liszt’s Concerto No.1, an unconventional showpiece that displays […]

Apr 21

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Penny Anderson Brill Received Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service

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New award made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund to celebrate orchestra musicians and the work they do in their communities Penny Anderson Brill, violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is one of only five exemplary musicians selected by The League of American Orchestras to receive The Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. […]

Apr 21

Concert Blog: Cameron Carpenter and the International Touring Organ

Sometimes in music it really matters that everything is connected in a deep way, in that the pieces are organic so that what comes out of one parameter infests the other and it becomes a unified object. Sunday afternoon at  Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, organist Cameron Carpenter, the 35-year-old superstar, who combines a […]

Apr 20

Concert Blog: Stepping out of the Silver Screen: Alec Baldwin with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Entering Heinz Hall last Saturday, I was immediately struck by the array of speakers cascaded around the back of the stage, in captivating contrast of spotless white and black. I realized it was indeed to be used by the organ for Cameron Carpenter’s selection to be heard later in the evening. But I had forgotten […]

Apr 19

Reference Recordings to Release ‘Tchaikovsky 6,’ the Latest SACD from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, “Tchaikovsky 6,” a brilliant new interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, will be released in the United States on May 13 and in the United Kingdom on April 29 on the FRESH! series. Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky said of his Symphony No. 6: “I absolutely consider it to be […]

Apr 19

Alec’s Playlist Photo Gallery

Alec Baldwin spent the day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 16 for a one-night-only concert, Alec’s Playlist. It was a special event celebrating the power of live classical music. Thanks to Alec for sharing his time and passion for music with Pittsburgh. An especially big thank you for the donation from the Hilaria […]

Apr 19

Concert Blog: A Dazzling Debut: Carpenter Plays Rachmaninoff

What could dazzle a Friday night crowd at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra almost as much as the glamour of Heinz Hall of Performing Arts and the debut of a groundbreaking organist?…The organist’s magnificently sparkling shoes! The shoes were certainly fabulous but it was truly Cameron Carpenter, making his stunning debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra […]

Apr 16