Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians Reject Proposal from PSI Management and Initiate Work Stoppage

Today, the American Federation of Musicians, Local 60-471 negotiating committee representing musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), rejected the last, best and final offer from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (PSI) for a three-year contract. The last, best and final offer would have ensured that the members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra remained well […]

Sep 30

Community Stories: Jimmy Cunningham IV

With Andrew Wickesberg

Not many 17-year-olds can say they have toured Europe with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra; not many 17-year-olds frequently play in the lobby or on the stage of Heinz Hall; and not many 17-year-olds look to musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for career mentorship. Jim Cunningham IV, rising senior at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing […]

Sep 30

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Completes Trilogy of NASA Films with ‘Dvořák’s New World’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend October 14-16

French astronomer Charles Messier first discovered this spectacular spiral galaxy in 1780.

Weekend also features U.S. premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 4 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra boldly goes into the farthest reaches of space during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on October 14-16 at Heinz Hall. This weekend completes the innovative film and music trilogy, featuring HD footage from NASA, which began with “The […]

Sep 29

2016-2017 Season of Music 101 to Begin on October 19


The Pittsburgh Symphony Association continues to give fans of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with symphony musicians, conductors, guest artists and key staff through Music 101, a series of informal lunchtime lecture-recitals presented at Heinz Hall during the symphony season. Speakers discuss their musical lives and instruments, and include short performances. […]

Sep 26

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season with Pinchas Zukerman

Composer of the Year Sir James MacMillan joins symphony for opening weekend Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. Zukerman, who recently performed with the […]

Sep 22

Heinz Hall to Participate in Doors Open Pittsburgh

Heinz Hall will be one of the iconic downtown Pittsburgh buildings featured during Doors Open Pittsburgh this October. Doors Open Pittsburgh is a free two-day event that provides unique “behind-the-scenes” access to buildings in the City of Pittsburgh – including historic buildings, iconic theaters, private clubs, sacred places, hotels, sports arenas, artist studios, city government buildings, […]

Sep 19

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2016-2017 PNC Pops Season with ‘The Music of John Williams’

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with “The Music of John Williams” on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. Loh, former resident conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony, returns to lead the orchestra in […]

Sep 15

New Hearing Loop Installed in Heinz Hall

New system utilizes telecoil technology to provide better sound to hearing aid and cochlear implant users Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. […]

Sep 13

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Offer Free Community Concert During RADical Days

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer a free community concert on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall as part of the annual RADical Days celebration. A free hour-long concert led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, this program features musical storytelling at its best, including selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Copland’s Rodeo, as […]

Sep 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians

Application deadline December 9; auditions in March in Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold auditions in March 2017 for its two-year pre-professional program for young African American musicians, which is entering its 10th anniversary year in 2017. Applications for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) must […]

Aug 31