Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Looking for a Few Good Dogs

Canine musicians needed for June 9 Point State Park concert at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

PITTSBURGH — Does your dog have what it takes to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra? The Pittsburgh Symphony is looking for four canine “musicians” and their handlers to participate in its annual free Point State Park concert on June 9 as part of the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

As part of the concert, the symphony will perform Leopold Mozart’s “Jadg-Sinfonie,” a piece that calls for barking dogs to collaborate with the horn soloists.

Please visit pittsburghsymphony.org/dogauditions to fill out an online application form and submit a link to a Youtube video demonstrating that your furry friend can sit, stay, bark and be silent on command.

Deadline for submission has been extended to April 30. Notification of those chosen for the final audition will be made via email on May 7. Final live auditions will occur on May 13 at Heinz Hall.

Following the final audition, four dogs will be selected to perform with the symphony on June 9.

For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900, the Pittsburgh Symphony is critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras. They have made more than 35 internatiaonal tours, and recently returned from their 2013 European Festivals Tour, where enthralled audiences filled the PSO’s concerts in Grafenegg, Berlin, Bucharest, Paris, Düsseldorf,Frankfurt, Lucerne and Bonn.

3 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Looking for a Few Good Dogs”

  • This is really a neat way to bring others to be interested in music by having canines be a part of the performance. The park at with the dogs barking along to the beat of the music. That’s awesome if your an animal lover and a music lover!

  • This is a very unique way to bring people in to listen to the music. I myself am an animal lover and also play the violin and I really like this idea. This performance will be great!

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