Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 31 & April 2


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents master works from Mussorgsky, Ravel and Paganini during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” March 31 and April 2 at Heinz Hall. Originally a suite of 10 piano pieces, Modest Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition in grief-stricken tribute to his friend, artist Victor Hartmann, who […]

Mar 16

Acclaimed Conductor Gustavo Dudamel to Lead Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Rare Guest Appearance April 7 & 9

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Distinctive program to feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a luminary in the classical music world, will step in to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts on April 7 & 9 at Heinz Hall. An internationally renowned and award-winning symphonic […]

Mar 15

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Classical, Pops Programming for 2017-2018 Season


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra’s 122nd year since its founding. “These 10 years of music making […]

Mar 15

Concert Blog: Mozart in Pittsburgh with Valčuha and Piemontesi


I begin with a poem written while intently listening to “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast by Smetana. I was surprised that my friend had not heard this composition before. He listens to classical music (perhaps not enough), and his father was born in Hungary, close to Czech Republic. Slowly dancing, sprightly dime, riddled humored tones […]

Mar 12

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents 14th Annual Wilkinsburg Community Concert to Benefit District Music Programs


Concert scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Wilkinsburg High School Auditorium The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents the 14th Annual Community Engagement Concert for the community of Wilkinsburg, “Spring Into Music,” on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at Wilkinsburg High School. A family-friendly evening of music, led by Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, […]

Mar 10

Pittsburgh Symphony Launches Online Archives Portal

On February 17, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opened an online door to its archive of materials from the organization’s more than 120-year history to people around the world. An online Archives Portal, accessible at archive.pittsburghsymphony.org or on the “About” page of pittsburghsymphony.org, offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of the treasures found in the […]

Mar 9

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel Come to Heinz Hall for PNC Pops on March 24-26

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The PNC Pops series gives the Grammy-Award winning music of Simon and Garfunkel the orchestral treatment during an evening of nostalgic hits with the “Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel” on March 24-26 at Heinz Hall. Guest conductor Michael Krajewski and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present favorite tunes like “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” […]

Mar 9

Tchaikovsky Meets Drake at FUSE@PSO March 22 at Heinz Hall


FUSE@PSO, the genre-defying concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, March 22 with “Tchaikovsky + Drake.” Creative Director and Conductor Steve Hackman creates each FUSE@PSO experience by synthesizing a classical composer’s work with the music of a modern artist. In this concert, Hackman melds three movements from Tchaikovsky’s […]

Mar 8

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents New Zelda Symphony December 14 at Heinz Hall


Tickets for “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses 2017” Go on Sale March 21 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and MGP Live welcome Pittsburgh back to Hyrule on Thursday, December 14 when “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” returns to Heinz Hall, featuring a new piece from the recently released Breath of […]

Mar 6

Concert Blog: Debut conductor Lahav Shani shines

Last weekend the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presented to us an as-yet unfamiliar name in the classical music world — 27-year-old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani. Shani, who is the in­com­ing prin­ci­pal guest con­duc­tor of the Vi­enna Sym­phony Orches­tra and the succeeding main con­duc­tor of the Rot­ter­dam Phil­har­monic, conducted the entire evening without a score. With his exceptional performance […]

Mar 6