Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest with ‘The Revolutionary’ on December 5-7

PITTSBURGH — The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it’s hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three weekends devoted to Beethoven’s life and works, Maestro Manfred Honeck […]

Nov 20
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra in December

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on December 11-13 and 16 in a program featuring Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7. Honeck’s last appearance with the Chicago Symphony was in 2012 in a program of Strauss, Beethoven and Dvořák. Honeck will conduct three masterpieces from the […]

Nov 13
 

Igudesman & Joo Bring Their Madcap Musical Mayhem to the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on November 28 & 30

PITTSBURGH – Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, Igudesman & Joo (Aleksey Igudesman, violin, and Hyung-ki Joo, piano) have shaken up the classical music world with their unique and hilarious performances. For the first time, they’re bringing their uproarious and virtuosic sketch show, BIG Nightmare Music, to Pittsburgh when they […]

Nov 13
 

Valčuha and Benedetti with the PSO

Saturday’s performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was the second time I’ve had the pleasure to experience the beautiful sounds of the violin played by Nicola Benedetti at Heinz Hall. In March 2011 she performed Poeme for Violin and Orchestra by Ernest Chausson and the Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel. If those […]

Nov 5
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in One-Night-Only Performance on January 17

Tickets go on sale on November 7 PITTSBURGH – Brought to life by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. The premiere of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in […]

Nov 3
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Sensory-Friendly Performance at Heinz Hall in June

 Tickets go on sale November 10 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present a sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Celebrate Pittsburgh,” on Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh, “Celebrate Pittsburgh” is designed for patrons of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities and other disabilities to […]

Nov 3
 

Nicola Benedetti Shimmers in Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1

Heinz Hall’s audience was quite sparse on this Halloween evening — the program showcased violinist Nicola Benedetti, a young artist who has established herself as one of her generation’s most dynamic and engaging violinists. Benedetti’s performance was breathtaking, of course — but there were several musical gems that made this evening’s program especially satisfying. Before […]

Nov 3
 

Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses the October 31- November 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses the October 31- November 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/isle

Oct 31
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Boldly Goes into Outer Space with PNC Pops ‘Sci-Fi Spectacular’

Sci-Fi Legend George Takei will host program featuring Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH – Captain’s Log, Stardate November 2014. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei take audiences to galaxies far, far away to explore new worlds with lights, music and lots of action during PNC Pops “Sci-Fi Spectacular” at Heinz […]

Oct 30
 

Conductor Juraj Valčuha discusses the October 31- November 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Conductor Juraj Valčuha discusses the October 31- November 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/isle

Oct 30