PITTSBURGH—Good music and good company will meet in great Pittsburgh spaces at the “Jack Heinz Society Presents” Happy Hour, a new series of informal social events featuring chamber groups of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians in performance. The first Happy Hour, “Tie One On,” will be in the Heinz Hall Grand Lobby and Garden on May 15 from 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
At the event, the White Tie Group, a long-time jazz ensemble composed of Harold Smoliar on piano, Andy Reamer on drums and Don Evans on bass, will perform two sets for attendees. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by select downtown restaurants, including Morton’s The Steakhouse and Grit & Grace.
“These events are an opportunity for music lovers to spend time in a relaxed, engaging atmosphere and get to know each other and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians better,” says Jim Rimmel, chair of the Jack Heinz Society. “These events are just going to be fun!”
The Jack Heinz Society was founded three years ago with the mission of recruiting the next generation of Pittsburgh Symphony leadership and provide a way for them to become more involved with the Pittsburgh Symphony in a meaningful way. The Happy Hour series is hosted by Jack Heinz Society members and will include three events per year. The next event is scheduled for late fall.
The Jack Heinz Society Happy Hour series is sponsored by Allegheny Valley Bank, Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Stager Wealth Consulting Group at UBS, Deloitte and Coldspark Media.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Each ticket includes admission, an open bar of beer, wine and soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres and vouchers good for one ticket to a Pittsburgh Symphony performance in June or July.
Tickets to the Jack Heinz Society Happy Hour on May 15 can be purchased in advance through the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or online at pittsburghsyphony.org/happyhour.