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Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by PNC Explore the Music of Pittsburgh in ‘Around the ‘Burgh’ on February 18

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The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Presented by PNC returns with “Around the ’Burgh!,” a celebration of the music of Fiddlesticks’ hometown, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, February 18 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall. Fiddlesticks, the orchestra’s feline musical ambassador to children, joins the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony to explore the rich musical history of Pittsburgh, […]

Feb 2
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians

Application deadline December 9; auditions in March in Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold auditions in March 2017 for its two-year pre-professional program for young African American musicians, which is entering its 10th anniversary year in 2017. Applications for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) must […]

Aug 31
 
 

Guest Blog: Marcel Walker — Classical Music, Inspiration and the Importance of Superman

Marcel and his artwork in front of Heinz Hall (credit Kristin Ward)

Symphonic and classical music entered my world when I was eight years old. It wasn’t in a particularly sophisticated way — if one goes in for notions of art belonging to “high brow” and “low brow” classes, which I don’t — but rather the same way it does for a lot of people. I was […]

Jun 10
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory-Friendly Performance, ‘Heroes and Inspirations’

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present its second sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Heroes and Inspirations,” on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, “Heroes and Inspirations” is designed to provide a welcoming and inclusive concert environment, making it appropriate for families and patrons of all ages including those […]

Jun 9
 
 

Join Us for “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women”

Join Us for "An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women"

What are you doing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1? If you haven’t made plans yet, we would love to see you at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall for a very special concert: “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Servicemen and Women.” This performance, co-sponsored by Soldiers & Sailors and free for anyone […]

Apr 26
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Penny Anderson Brill Received Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service

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New award made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund to celebrate orchestra musicians and the work they do in their communities Penny Anderson Brill, violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is one of only five exemplary musicians selected by The League of American Orchestras to receive The Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. […]

Apr 21
 
 

Students Shine During Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future and EQT Side-by-Side Programs

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future & EQT Student Side-by-Side event will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. The Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future program is a unique opportunity for local high school students to plan and implement a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert, […]

Apr 14
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announced 2016-2017 Season of Fiddlesticks Family Concerts

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Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2016-2017 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts series. This season will introduce children to a world of music as Fiddlesticks, the symphony’s feline musical ambassador to children, takes audiences on a journey through music in the home, in the community and around the world. Fiddlesticks […]

Apr 6
 
 

Eight Tips for Engaging Young Children with Music

Eight Tips for Engaging Young Children with Music

“I like to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra because you can hear all the instruments and it gives different emotions. Music could be happy or sad, and it’s fun to hear that with a very talented symphony orchestra.” – Fiddlesticks Family Series Patron Patrons love attending the PSO’s Fiddlesticks Family Concerts presented by Macy’s, and over […]

Apr 5
 
 

Pianist Emanuel Ax at CAPA

While in Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Emanuel Ax took some time and spent the afternoon on March 31 with students at CAPA High School in Pittsburgh. Ax will perform Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Pittsburgh Symphony on April 1-3. Tickets are available at pittsburghsymphony.org.

Apr 1