Author: Ramesh Santanam

Powerful ‘Carmina Burana,’ Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday celebration bookend PSO’s 2013-2014 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season

Powerful ‘Carmina Burana,’ Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday celebration bookend PSO’s 2013-2014 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season

Highlights include commissioned works by Pittsburgh composers, Oscar-winning film ‘West Side Story’ with orchestra, Richard Strauss’ ‘Also sprach Zarathustra,’ 3 world premieres, 6 Pittsburgh premieres, ‘The Planets’ with NASA footage, Mozart Festival, Mahler’s 9th Symphony, Renaissance vocal music ‘rock stars’ The Tallis Scholars PITTSBURGH – […]

Audience sing-along of famous ‘Anvil Chorus’ highlights PSO’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts of Verdi, Wagner

Audience sing-along of famous ‘Anvil Chorus’ highlights PSO’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts of Verdi, Wagner

PITTSBURGH – Audiences at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s first BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts in March will get a rare opportunity to sing along during the encore, the well-known “Anvil Chorus” from Verdi’s opera, Il Trovatore. The concerts – at 8 p.m., Friday, March […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces 2013-2014 season of concerts at Scottish Rite Cathedral

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces 2013-2014 season of concerts at Scottish Rite Cathedral

Featuring Holiday Pops, Valentine’s Day-themed concert, PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck conducting works by Mozart PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will mark its 13th season at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle with two concerts featuring popular music and one classical music […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brings Oscar-winner John Williams’ music to WVU

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brings Oscar-winner John Williams’ music to WVU

March 4 concert features music from ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Schindler’s List,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘E.T.,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘Hook,’ Harry Potter movies MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will showcase the very popular music of Academy Award-winning composer John Williams at a concert […]

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads PSO in New Castle concert featuring famed Russian pianist Matsuev

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads PSO in New Castle concert featuring famed Russian pianist Matsuev

PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) this week in a concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, showcasing Russian powerhouse pianist Denis Matsuev performing Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert will begin at 8 […]

PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck’s return next week features powerhouse Russian pianist Matsuev playing Rachmaninoff

PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck’s return next week features powerhouse Russian pianist Matsuev playing Rachmaninoff

Program includes ‘A Night on Bald Mountain’ made famous by ‘Fantasia,’ Beethoven’s 7th Symphony PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Heinz Hall for a weekend of BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts showcasing Russian pianist Denis Matsuev performing Serge Rachmaninoff’s […]

Comedian Daniel Tosh brings ‘The June Gloom Tour’ to Heinz Hall

Comedian Daniel Tosh brings ‘The June Gloom Tour’ to Heinz Hall

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m., Friday; Comedy Central star will perform 2 shows on June 12 PITTSBURGH – Live Nation and Comedy Central welcome “The June Gloom Tour” with Daniel Tosh and special guest, Jarrod Carmichael to Heinz Hall for two performances at 7 […]

Enjoy great romantic music at PSO’s ‘My Funny Valentine’ PNC Pops concerts this weekend

Enjoy great romantic music at PSO’s ‘My Funny Valentine’ PNC Pops concerts this weekend

PITTSBURGH – Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Doug LaBrecque join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the All-Star College Chorus to celebrate great romantic music from the stage and screen in a weekend of PNC Pops concerts titled, “My Funny Valentine.” The Valentine’s Day-themed concerts […]

Streisand Songbook, ‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty singing Sinatra, Bugs Bunny & friends, John Williams’ music, Broadway tunes highlight PSO’s 2013-2014 PNC Pops season

Streisand Songbook, ‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty singing Sinatra, Bugs Bunny & friends, John Williams’ music, Broadway tunes highlight PSO’s 2013-2014 PNC Pops season

PITTSBURGH – Songs made famous by Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, the music of Oscar-winning composer John Williams, Broadway tunes, Bugs Bunny and friends, along with singing sensations Ann Hampton Callaway, Smash star Megan Hilty, and Brian Stokes Mitchell highlight the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) […]

Fiddlesticks, PSO’s musical ambassador to children, returns for another exciting season of family concerts at Heinz Hall

Fiddlesticks, PSO’s musical ambassador to children, returns for another exciting season of family concerts at Heinz Hall

Macy’s to become presenting sponsor of Fiddlesticks PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) popular feline musical ambassador, Fiddlesticks, returns in 2013-2014 for yet another season of entertaining Saturday morning concerts to introduce children to music. Three-concert subscriptions, ranging from $28.80 to $58.50, can be […]


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