Two Music 101 lectures that were canceled due to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s work stoppage have been rescheduled by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, which presents the annual lecture series.
John Moore will present “It’s All About the Bass” on Wednesday, February 22 and Stephen Kostyniak offers “Blowing My Own Horn” on Wednesday, May 17. Music 101 lectures are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Porter 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 Orchestra.
Music 101 is a series of informal lunchtime lecture-recitals presented at Heinz Hall during the symphony season. Speakers discuss their musical lives and instruments, and include short performances. The full revised 2016-2017 Music 101 season is as follows:
- February 1, 2017: Jennifer Orchard, violin, “White Nights”
- February 22, 2017: John Moore, bass, “It’s All About the Bass”
- March 17, 2017: Yan Pascal Tortelier, guest conductor, “La musique c’est ma vie!”
- April 18, 2017: Jack Howell, bass clarinet, “Falling in Love with the Bass Clarinet”
- May 17, 2017: Stephen Kostyniak , horn, “Blowing My Own Horn”
Attendees may bring their own lunch or order a $9 brown-bag lunch from The Common Plea for Music 101 programs. To order, please email PSAmusic101@gmail.com or call 412-904-3288. Menus and ordering deadlines for the lunch programs can be found at psa75.org. (Parking can be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling 412-566-4190 or visiting downtownpittsburgh.com.)
The Pittsburgh Symphony Association is the Pittsburgh Symphony’s primary, all-volunteer fundraising organization. For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Pittsburgh Symphony, such as the PSA, please visit pittsburghsymphony.org.