Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Lorin Maazel During First Subscription Weekend of 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. “Two Trips” features current Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck and welcomes pianist Valentina Lisitsa as […]

Aug 20
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit Expands to Include Three September Neighborhood Chamber Music Concerts

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit program is expanding to include three chamber music concerts at local churches in the North Side, East Liberty and Wilkinsburg in September. The Music for the Spirit program explores the connection between music and spirituality during free Pittsburgh Symphony concerts, at both Heinz Hall as […]

Aug 14
 

Music Director Manfred Honeck Welcomes Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Open 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Season

PITTSBURGH – You won’t believe your eyes — or your ears — at “For Your Eyes Only,” the gala opening of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall, featuring Grammy-winning violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter led by Music Director Manfred Honeck. A sumptuous and mysterious evening that promises […]

Aug 7
 

High School and College Singers Needed for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Director Christine Hestwood are looking for high school- and college-age singers to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale. The Chorale will perform during the PNC Pops performance of “Heroes and Villains” on October 17-19. Created by the late Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Mendelssohn […]

Aug 4
 

Star Trek Star George Takei to Host Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sci-Fi Spectacular’ PNC Pops Concert in November

PITTSBURGH – Oh myyyyyyyyy….the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that George Takei, who first came to fame as Mr. Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television show, will host the PNC Pops concert “Sci-Fi Spectacular” on Nov. 14-16 at Heinz Hall. Takei — who is an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of […]

Jul 30
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Partners with Carnegie Science Center for 21+ Night to Explore ‘The Sounds of Science’

PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the Carnegie Science Center for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. “The Sounds of Science” is the theme of the Science Center’s next 21+ Night on Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 – 10 pm. Throughout the evening, […]

Jul 23
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with Two Classical Concerts

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a musical party during “Symphonic Celebration,” a concert featuring Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Brahm’s Symphony No. 3 and a […]

Jul 17
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Declan McGovern as New Vice President of Orchestra Operations

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that Declan McGovern will join the organization as vice president of orchestra operations and general manager in September. McGovern comes to the Pittsburgh Symphony with experience at two leading symphony orchestras in Ireland — RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin and Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He served […]

Jul 15
 

Statement on the Death of Former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lorin Maazel

PITTSBURGH— The entire Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra organization was saddened to learn of the passing Maestro Lorin Maazel, who served as the orchestra’s music director from 1984 to 1996. Maazel, age 84, died on July 13, 2014 in Virginia from complications following pneumonia. Maazel was a world-renowned conductor, as well as a composer, mentor, father and […]

Jul 14
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Debut at Tanglewood on July 25-26

PITTSBURGH— On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler. The weekend marks Honeck’s debut at the prestigious summer home of the Boston Symphony. The July 25 program features pianist […]

Jul 10