Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Final All-Beethoven Program in BeethovenFest: The Immortal

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven’s most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer’s violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.” Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the orchestra among a host of […]

May 21
 

A Temporal Walk Through the Spirit of Volition

Spirit is energy, and energy a kind of lifeblood. For me, classical music is this same kind of lifeblood, a form of energy. Volition is a an act of making a choice or decision, an alternate choice perhaps. Alternative Energy in this sense is a form, and in my understanding it is a form of […]

May 21
 

Igudesman & Joo Return to Heinz Hall for ‘Scary Concert’

Tickets for October 31 concert go on sale May 21 PITTSBURGH — Comedic classical musicians Igudesman & Joo return to Heinz Hall with their hilarious Scary Concert on October 31. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will join the duo for a conductor-less performance featuring the pair’s whirlwind brand of humor and virtuosity. Concertgoers are sure to […]

May 19
 

Composer Jake Heggie, Cellist Anne Martindale Williams and Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton discuss the May 15 &17, 2015 PSO concerts

To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/modernsymphony

May 15
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Award is among 1,023 made nationally PITTSBURGH – Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a […]

May 15
 

Conductor Michael Francis discusses Heggie’s “The Work at Hand” to be played on the May 15 & 17, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/modernsymphony

May 14
 

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy’s Travels Through Music With ‘Summer Escape’

PITTSBURGH – Fiddlesticks returns to the Heinz Hall stage on Saturday, May 30 for “Summer Escape,” the final installment of this season’s Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series presented by Macy’s.  The symphonic feline shares the stage with vocalist Katy Shackleton Williams, violinist Ziqi Meng of Mt. Lebanon and conductor Fawzi Haimor. Fiddlesticks helps us prepare for […]

May 14
 

Conductor Michael Francis discusses Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra” to be played on the May 15-17, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

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May 14
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena to BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Dance and Flight

PITTSBURGH – Elevate your senses and your heart rate with a BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert that takes you from high above the quiet world to a pulse-pounding turn on the dance floor on May 29 and 31 at Heinz Hall. Led by guest conductor Juanjo Mena, one of Spain’s most distinguished conductors, Dance and […]

May 14
 

Fantasia with the PSO

Fantasia, the name itself is a musical enigma. The original 1940 version I saw when I was a kid, and I saw it again with my daughter. Fantasia 2000 was one of the first DVDs that we owned, before that it was VHS tapes. We were thrilled with both movies, seeing them again and again. […]

May 11