Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Windborne Music Present ‘Music of Prince’ Concert on March 4

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Iconic superstar Prince was known for his musical innovation and fearless reinvention. On Saturday, March 4, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra honors that spirit with “The Music of Prince” at Heinz Hall. Guest conductor Brent Havens, vocalists Marshall Charloff and a full rock band join the Pittsburgh Symphony to celebrate Prince’s vast musical catalog. Get ready […]

Feb 16

Music Director Manfred Honeck to Lead Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 8-Concert, 5-Nation European Festivals Tour


Orchestra will be joined by soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Matthias Goerne and Rainer Honeck Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra return to Europe to perform at prominent music festivals from August 25 to September 9, 2017. The tour will take the orchestra to Germany, Austria, England, Switzerland and Romania. “The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra […]

Feb 15

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Partners with Carnegie Museum of Art in Monthly Music and Wellness Yoga Classes

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will partner with Carnegie Museum of Art to offer one yoga and music class each month as part of the museum’s weekly yoga classes. The first class is February 23 and features Pittsburgh Symphony cellist Michael DeBruyn. Thursday Yoga at CMOA features a weekly rejuvenating yoga session with instructor Stephanie Zito, […]

Feb 14

Concert Blog: I Know You, We’ve Met Before

Meet the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 100+ of the finest musicians with skills beyond compare. Tonight they are assembled before us, getting ready to play three selections old and new. They amble in one by one, and begin to warm up. As I approach my seat I see Charles Lirette, co-principal trumpet, again in the audience […]

Feb 11

Concert Blog: A Land of Magic and Mystery in The Sleeping Beauty

To say that you need to experience the glory and emotion that is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty this weekend is a poor and almost indescribable understatement. Russian and Scottish influences beautifully compete for your senses as the audience is enveloped into the lives and masterpieces of Prokofiev, MacMillan, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. […]

Feb 11

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Music of the ‘Big Apple’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics on February 24-26


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lahav Shani, in his Pittsburgh debut, perform landmark works honoring the city of New York by some of America’s most celebrated composers during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Rhapsody in Blue,” on February 24-26 at Heinz Hall. The concert opens with Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question and Kurt Weill’s […]

Feb 9

Concert Blog: Midori with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Traveling to Pittsburgh to attend a concert filled with classical music is always like a journey through a magical world filled with spellbinding musical concoctions vividly unwinding before my ears. This evening was no exception, my rendezvous with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck inevitably radiated waves of sanguine optimism reinforced by harmonious […]

Feb 5

The Best of Broadway Comes to Heinz Hall for PNC Pops on February 17-19


The PNC Pops proves “there’s no business like show business” during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with “Broadway Standing Ovations” on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. Audience favorite Jack Everly returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale and guest vocalists in a program featuring some of the most beloved songs […]

Feb 2

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by PNC Explore the Music of Pittsburgh in ‘Around the ‘Burgh’ on February 18

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The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Presented by PNC returns with “Around the ’Burgh!,” a celebration of the music of Fiddlesticks’ hometown, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall. Fiddlesticks, the orchestra’s feline musical ambassador to children, joins the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony to explore the rich musical history of Pittsburgh, […]

Feb 2

Community Stories Blog: Millie Ryan

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Moments as magnificent as experiencing a symphony are not possible without people as magnificent as Millie Ryan. Ryan, current vice president of fund development and orchestra appreciation co-chair for the Pittsburgh Symphony Association (PSA), a volunteer organization committed to the support of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has been a driving force for the Pittsburgh Symphony […]

Jan 31