PITTSBURGH – Since 1983, music aficionados and fans of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have had the opportunity to gain an “insider’s view” of the orchestra through Music 101, a series of informal lunchtime lecture/performances presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association. The tradition continues for the 2014-2015 season, giving attendees the chance to interact with and learn from symphony musicians, conductors, composers and key staff.
This season’s schedule of presenters includes:
- October 16 — Jeffrey Turner, Principal Bass: “Bass is Beautiful”
- November 13 — Sarah Clendenning, Violin: “Like Mother Like Daughter”
- February 19, 2015 — Fawzi Haimor, Resident Conductor: “A Staff Conductor’s Path to the Podium”
- March 19, 2015 — Scott Bell, Oboe: “Making the Oboe Sing”
- April 23, 2015 — Andrew Reamer, Principal Percussion: “Scraping (Shaking and Striking) Out a Living”
Music 101 lectures are at 12:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Parker Simmons Regency Rooms of Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh. They are open to the public and no reservation is needed. A $2 admission fee benefits the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Attendees are encouraged to “brown bag” their lunch or purchase one from The Common Plea for $8.50. To order lunch or for more information, call 412-361-3346 or email PSAmusic101@gmail.com. (Parking can be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling 412-566-4190 or visiting downtownpittsburgh.com.)
For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Pittsburgh Symphony, such as the PSA, please visit pittsburghsymphony.org/pso_home/web/volunteer.