Author: Jennifer Pease

Concert Blog: Happy birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder: You were meant for this

Concert Blog: Happy birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder: You were meant for this

The last time my husband and I were at Heinz Hall for a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance, I was 23 weeks pregnant with our son, enjoying the magical melodies of The Sleeping Beauty opus. Two months later, as I packed up bottles of breast milk between bags […]

Concert Blog: A Land of Magic and Mystery in The Sleeping Beauty

Concert Blog: A Land of Magic and Mystery in The Sleeping Beauty

To say that you need to experience the glory and emotion that is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty this weekend is a poor and almost indescribable understatement. Russian and Scottish influences beautifully compete for your senses as the audience is enveloped into […]

Concert Blog: The Full Muscle and Finesse of the ‘Magical Music of Harry Potter’

Concert Blog: The Full Muscle and Finesse of the ‘Magical Music of Harry Potter’

Picklesburgh served up pickled jams and cupcakes on the Rachel Carson Bridge to eager enthusiasts. Beerfest celebrated its fourth anniversary of craft beer samplings at Stage AE. And Heinz Hall transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra embraced the “Magical Music of […]

Concert Blog: PSO and Nelly Energizes and Unifies

Concert Blog: PSO and Nelly Energizes and Unifies

The cities of St. Louis, Missouri, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are known for their similarities. From their flourishing settlement periods in the late 1700s to subsequent industry booms and diverse immigrant populations to parallel urban communities and signature architecture, these communities share many of the same historical […]

Concert Blog: The Night of the Dance: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Concert Blog: The Night of the Dance: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Before a sea of crawling babies and red balloon animals and mint chocolate chip ice cream, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra rolled up its sleeves and performed to a sweaty, yet satisfied, Three Rivers Arts Festival audience. A few sprinkles of rain and demanding gusts of wind […]

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Summer with an HD Odyssey through Space

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Summer with an HD Odyssey through Space

Ever since the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returned from its European world tour, summer has settled in and decided to stay in the city of Pittsburgh. Surrounding Heinz Hall is a frenzy of frenetic activity. From the heavy winds to the smell of too much ketchup to […]

Concert Review: Cirque de la Symphonie: A Fairy Tale in Perpetual Motion

Concert Review: Cirque de la Symphonie: A Fairy Tale in Perpetual Motion

Have you ever fancied running away from home and joining the circus? Imagine a wonderland of octopus tattoos, emerald peacock earrings, red velvet carpet and a crown of rose petal flowers. As the audience, as eclectic as the evening’s performance, settled in to their seats, the […]


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