Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Trustees Elect New Board Chair

Devin McGranahan to succeed Richard P. Simmons, who is named Board Chair Emeritus PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Devin McGranahan as Chair of the Board, succeeding Richard P. Simmons.  McGranahan’s appointment will become effective September 21, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Annual Meeting.  The Board also honored Simmons, […]

Sep 1

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Joins Music Director Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Open 2015-2016 Season

  PITTSBURGH – On Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m., be swept away to the Golden Age of the Silver Screen during “Cinema Serenade,” the gala opening of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season at Heinz Hall, featuring legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and Music Director Manfred Honeck. Perlman and the orchestra will perform selections from […]

Aug 11

Single Tickets to 15-16 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Go On Sale August 17

PITTSBURGH – Single tickets to the 20 concert weekends of the 2015-2016 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season go on sale Monday, August 17 at 9 a.m. The season includes many talented soloists such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harp, and Michael Rusinek, principal clarinet, and debuts of emerging musicians and conductors, […]

Aug 10

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brings Music to Community with ‘Neighborhood Week’

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh’s most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including […]

Aug 4

Concert Blog: Randy Newman Brings Exemplary Talent to Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Randy Newman performed Thursday night at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Thursday Night Icons” series — closing off the successful series at Heinz Hall having followed Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall and Johnny Mathis. Newman, who was recently presented with the PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award, performed many of the songs Thursday night […]

Aug 3

Community Brass Players Invited to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Brass N’at

PITTSBURGH – As part of Neighborhood Week, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering community brass players of all ages a unique opportunity to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony brass and percussion sections on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. This one-hour concert event is led by guest conductor Lawrence Loh […]

Jul 7

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY on August 1

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. This concert features the music of SQUARE ENIX’s iconic video game series FINAL FANTASY, including works by Japanese game composer Nobuo […]

Jul 6

Legendary Film Composer, Singer-Songwriter Randy Newman Closes Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Thursday Night Icon Series

PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Newman has created musical masterpieces that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, and […]

Jul 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Classic Rock Hits in a Night of Symphonic Rock

Featuring a full rock band fronted by John Elefante of Kansas PITTSBURGH – Heinz Hall will “rock ‘n’ roll” when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “A Night of Symphonic Rock” on July 25 at 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra and a full rock band in some of classic rock’s […]

Jun 29

Pittsburgh Symphony’s Thursday Night Icons Series Presents Jazz Superstar Diana Krall

PITTSBURGH – Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall joins musical forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the Thursday Night Icons at Heinz Hall on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Krall boasts numerous accolades, including having sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years — nine […]

Jun 25