Nelly, Pittsburgh Symphony Shake a Tail Feather Together at Heinz Hall on July 14


Grammy-award winning rapper and songwriter Nelly will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop at Heinz Hall on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Nelly and the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform a tail feather-shaking concert with a symphonic twist. Nelly, who is known […]

Jun 30

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the Magical Music of Harry Potter on July 16


Harry Potter fans and newcomers are invited to take the Hogwarts Express to Heinz Hall to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a night of wizardry, magic and music on July 16 at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform selections from the majestic scores of the […]

Jun 30

Concert Blog: Howard Shore: Point of View of a Legend

What do Mrs. Doubtfire, The Silence of the Lambs and The Lord of the Rings films all have in common?  Well, besides all being Hollywood blockbusters, they also share the musical talent of a legend, Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore. Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts was the setting on Friday, June 24 where the Pittsburgh […]

Jun 25

Peter Cetera Performs with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Concert at Heinz Hall on July 7


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Arnie Roth, will accompany Peter Cetera in concert at Heinz Hall on July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Peter Cetera, Grammy award-winning singer and former lead vocalist of Chicago, will join the Pittsburgh Symphony for an evening of his most loved hits. With more than two dozen top […]

Jun 23

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Back to the Future’ Film in Concert

BTTF with orchestra_web

Power up your DeLorean and recharge your flux capacitor! On July 6, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the director of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, joins forces with Marty McFly and Doc Brown to present the original “Back to the Future” film in Heinz Hall with the orchestra playing the film’s iconic score live. “Back to […]

Jun 22

Bendix-Balgley shines in Brilliant original work “Fidl-Fantazye”

The play of light — that floating, ephemeral stuff, so much like sound itself opened this past Friday evening’s season finale. Former PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley (2011-2015), now First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmoniker treated Pittsburgh’s ecstatic audience with Mozart’s Rondo in C Major. Although quite a short composition in length, it was not an […]

Jun 21

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Honors Service Men and Women in ‘American Celebration’

Salute to Veterans rehearsal

Assistant conductor Andrés Franco and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Service Men and Women,” concert featuring American music that is part of the Summer with the Symphony series, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on July 1 at 7 p.m. The Symphony returns to Soldiers & […]

Jun 15

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Heinz Hall

Rock ’n roll legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on stage for a night of symphonic rock at Heinz Hall on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Benatar and Giraldo have thrilled audiences for over three decades with rock hits like “We Belong,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your […]

Jun 15

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Free Concerts in South Park, Hartwood Acres July 2 & 3

Assistant conductor Andrés Franco leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in two outdoor summer concerts featuring popular classics at South Park on July 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Hartwood Acres on July 3 at 8:15 p.m. The Symphony returns to South Park and Hartwood Acres for two wonderful evenings of music, featuring the musical compositions from […]

Jun 14

Concert Blog: The Night of the Dance: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three River Arts Festival Dollar Bank Stage

Before a sea of crawling babies and red balloon animals and mint chocolate chip ice cream, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra rolled up its sleeves and performed to a sweaty, yet satisfied, Three Rivers Arts Festival audience. A few sprinkles of rain and demanding gusts of wind seemed to settle the weather and anxious families into an […]

Jun 13