Author: Joyce DeFrancesco

Johnny Mathis Returns to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony July 22 at Heinz Hall

Johnny Mathis Returns to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony July 22 at Heinz Hall

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis returns to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. A sublime vocalist whose career has transcended fads and trends, Mathis’ more than 80 albums […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Classical Mystery Tour Perform the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album July 21 at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Classical Mystery Tour Perform the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album July 21 at Heinz Hall

Celebrate 50 years of the groundbreaking Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. This concert, led by Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, offers many Beatles fans […]

A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop Returns to Heinz Hall July 20

A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop Returns to Heinz Hall July 20

Grammy Award-Winning Rapper Common Performs with Pittsburgh Symphony A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop returns to Heinz Hall on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe–winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist and poet Common joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under […]

Community Stories: Joe Bailey

Community Stories: Joe Bailey

Psalm 100 instructs readers to “Make a joyful noise unto the lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra board member Joe Bailey takes that instruction to heart. “I sing whenever I am asked,” Bailey […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents a Summer PNC Pops Weekend: The Music of John Williams July 14-16

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents a Summer PNC Pops Weekend: The Music of John Williams July 14-16

The PNC Pops make a summertime appearance as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take Pittsburgh to worlds beyond imagination with “The Music of John Williams” on July 14-16 at Heinz Hall. Loh, former resident conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony and newly […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Honors Service Men & Women at Free Americana Concert June 30

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Honors Service Men & Women at Free Americana Concert June 30

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. “In Honor of Service – An Americana Concert” is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ‘Join Hands’ with the O’Jays June 29 at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ‘Join Hands’ with the O’Jays June 29 at Heinz Hall

  Icons of the 1970s R&B and soul sound, the O’Jays, join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a summer concert that’s sure to sizzle on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. The soundtrack of multiple generations, the O’Jays — with founding members […]

Tickets to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ with Pianist Lang Lang On Sale Now

Tickets to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ with Pianist Lang Lang On Sale Now

Concert tickets to the annual Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gala concert on Saturday, September 16 at Heinz Hall are on sale now! The concert, “Rhapsody in Blue,” features pianist Lang Lang and is the kick-off of Music Director Manfred Honeck’s 10th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh […]

Manfred Honeck Conducts Beethoven to Close 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

Manfred Honeck Conducts Beethoven to Close 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck close the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season in joyous style with Ludwig van Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” Symphony and Mahler’s Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn on June 23-25 at Heinz Hall. Written during the same […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-2019 EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Fellow

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-2019 EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Fellow

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra named percussionist Joshua Jones as its seventh EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) Fellow. He begins his two-year fellowship in September. Created in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians […]


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