The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will partner with Carnegie Museum of Art to offer one yoga and music class each month as part of the museum’s weekly yoga classes. The first class is February 23 and features Pittsburgh Symphony cellist Michael DeBruyn.
Thursday Yoga at CMOA features a weekly rejuvenating yoga session with instructor Stephanie Zito, which emphasizes stretching and relaxation. As part of its Music & Wellness program, the Pittsburgh Symphony is partnering with CMOA to provide live music during the yoga practice on the following days, featuring performances by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians:
- February 23
- March 30
- April 27
- May 18
- June 22 (tentative)
Admission to the yoga classes are first-come, first-served on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hall of Sculpture at the Carnegie Music of Art. The classes have a $10 general admission fee ($8 for Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh members and $5 for students). There is a limit to the number of participants for each class, so early arrival is encouraged. A 10-class pass can be purchased for $75 ($50 for Carnegie members and students).
The Pittsburgh Symphony’s Music & Wellness Program utilizes the Pittsburgh Symphony’s musicians and staff to serve as a resource for individuals and communities looking to use music as a way to promote health and wellness. This has included therapeutic, live music in medical facilities like Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s H.J. Heinz campus; yoga and music events; a handbook for designing and implementing music and wellness programs; and online resources, such as the Musical Living blog. More information about the program can be found at wellness.pittsburghsymphony.org.
About the Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art enriches people’s lives through art. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge and inform. Our core activities — collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art — make those experiences possible. Our world-class collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. For more, visit Cmoa.org.
About the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 120 years, is credited with a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), André Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004). This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944 and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. Its “Pittsburgh Live!” series with Reference Recordings has resulted in back-to-back Grammy Award nominations in 2015 and 2016. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 — including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America—the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras. For more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org.