EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Deadlines Extended

The EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has extended the deadlines 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) are now due on January 20, 2017. Auditions will be held in April at […]

Dec 6

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Musicians Return to Stridently Enthusiastic Audience

As the lights strategically dimmed and before music director Manfred Honeck appeared on the empty stage the audience arose in gleeful anticipation and began a strident applause. Conductor Honeck then walked out and addressed the audience: “We thank you for your loyalty, your commitment to this institution and your unwavering support. We will have a […]

Dec 4

Heinz Hall Christmas Tree and Menorah Display Open to the Public


The public is invited to visit Heinz Hall to enjoy the traditional Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah displays this holiday season. The tree and menorah are displayed in the Grand Lobby and will be open to public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following days: December 7-9, December 12-16 and December 22-23. […]

Dec 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Music of Prince’ Concert Rescheduled

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Due to a conflict with artist availability, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Music of Prince” concert will move from Friday, December 16, 2016 to Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ticketholders should keep their tickets as they will be honored for the new date. Refunds are available to those who are unable to make the March 4 date […]

Nov 30

Community Stories: David Katz


For the past 22 years, David Katz has taken his 12 grandchildren to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series. The tradition began in 1994, two years after Fiddlesticks’ debut, when Katz’s eldest granddaughter was four. A lover of classical music and a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Katz saw an advertisement for the […]

Nov 30

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Returns to Scottish Rite Cathedral with Holiday Pops


Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops concert on Thursday, December 15 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. This favorite holiday musical tradition is led by assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong and includes seasonal favorites such as  “All I Want For Christmas Is […]

Nov 29

The Annual Tradition Returns! Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Highmark Holiday Pops December 9-18


Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. Delight in Pittsburgh’s favorite holiday musical tradition as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong leads that orchestra in seasonal favorites such as  “All […]

Nov 28

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Returns to Heinz Hall Stage with Free Concerts Presented by BNY Mellon December 2 & 4

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Editor’s Note: This concert is now sold out. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates its return to the Heinz Hall stage with two free concerts featuring Music Director Manfred Honeck, principal oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and former concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley on December 2 & 4. “The Music Has Returned! Presented by BNY Mellon” features popular classical […]

Nov 28

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Strike Ends: PSI Management and PSO Musicians Agree to New Contract


Manfred Honeck to Conduct “Welcome Back” Concerts at Heinz Hall On November 18, 2016, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (PSI) and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 60-471 negotiating committee representing musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) agreed upon the terms of a new five-year contract. Today, the musicians of the PSO ratified the […]

Nov 23

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Reference Recordings Release World Premiere Recording of the First Symphonic Suite from Elektra

The latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, “Strauss: Elektra, Rosenkavalier,” featuring the world premiere of the first symphonic suite from Elektra, will be released in the United States on November 18 as part of the FRESH! series. This new recording presents orchestral suites based on two of the most significant operas […]

Nov 18