Author: Joyce DeFrancesco

Time for Three Joins Steve Hackman, Pittsburgh Symphony for Season Finale of FUSE@PSO Series

Time for Three Joins Steve Hackman, Pittsburgh Symphony for Season Finale of FUSE@PSO Series

FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s category shattering early evening concert series, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, June 14 with string trio Time for Three in “Mash-Up Mix-Down.” A classically trained trio known for their exploration of a variety of musical genres, Time for Three […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory-Friendly Performance ‘Music of Flight and Fantasy’ June 17 at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory-Friendly Performance ‘Music of Flight and Fantasy’ June 17 at Heinz Hall

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra third sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Music of Flight and Fantasy,” Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall! Led by newly appointed Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Lawrence Loh, who helped […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s PNC Pops Season Wraps Up with Ella & Louis: All That Jazz June 16-18 at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s PNC Pops Season Wraps Up with Ella & Louis: All That Jazz June 16-18 at Heinz Hall

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. […]

Community Stories: Terri Baltimore

Community Stories: Terri Baltimore

One of Terri Baltimore’s favorite memories of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra doesn’t involve music. In fact, it was the absence of music that made the moment so special. Baltimore, who is director of neighborhood engagement at the Hill House Association, recalls a community concert with […]

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the Music of St. Petersburg June 9 & 11 at Heinz Hall

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the Music of St. Petersburg June 9 & 11 at Heinz Hall

  The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. During the 2016-2017 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony explored the music […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 5

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 5

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in a free outdoor concert at Point State Park on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong will lead the orchestra in a program featuring selections from the works […]

Tower Chimes Get Second Life at Heinz Hall

Tower Chimes Get Second Life at Heinz Hall

On Heinz Hall’s stage, a weekend featuring Gustav Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony will also see the resurrection of a set of beautiful bronze tower chimes unheard for decades. This tale begins, as so many do, with two friends talking. Principal percussionist Andrew Reamer first heard about […]

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Present Mahler’s Resurrection June 2-4 at Heinz Hall

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Present Mahler’s Resurrection June 2-4 at Heinz Hall

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. Mahler’s Second Symphony is the work […]

John Cleese: Live on Stage for Conversation and Q&A after a Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

John Cleese: Live on Stage for Conversation and Q&A after a Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

JOHN CLEESE LIVE ON STAGE FOR CONVERSATION AND Q&A AFTER A SCREENING OF MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL COMING TO HEINZ HALL SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets on sale May 19 Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for […]

Conductor Christoph König to Replace David Zinman for BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Romantic Brahms May 19 & 21

Conductor Christoph König to Replace David Zinman for BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Romantic Brahms May 19 & 21

Guest conductor Christoph König will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Romantic Brahms,” May 19 and 21 at Heinz Hall. König is currently principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg and principal guest conductor of the […]


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