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2016-2017 Season of FUSE@PSO Features Music of Drake, Björk and Appearance of Time for Three

FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s genre-bending early evening concert series, returns for its second season with three concerts featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Björk and Drake, and a performance by guest artists Time for Three. The 2016-2017 season goes on sale June 1. Crafted by Creative Director and Conductor Steve Hackman, each FUSE@PSO concert […]

May 27
 
 

A Special Message from FUSE@PSO Creative Director Steve Hackman

Tickets to Alec’s Playlist are available at pittsburghsymphony.org/alec or at the Heinz Hall box office (412-392-4900.)

Apr 15
 
 

FUSE@PSO Vibes Abound

This Friday night, April 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert features the genre-defying organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter. Following the concert, at 10 p.m., I’ll be hosting and DJing an after-party in Heinz Hall — remixing the very same music you will have heard at the concert. Drinks, dancing, mash-ups — FUSE@PSO vibes will abound! I’ve […]

Apr 12
 
 

After-Party DJ Set on April 15—Cameron Carpenter/Rachmaninoff/Shostakovich/Pittsburgh Symphony

Steve Hackman

Great stuff happening, folks! The dynamic, maverick organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter is appearing next weekend with the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing his own transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, on an organ of his own design. Music Director Manfred Honeck will then lead the PIttsburgh Symphony in Shostakovich’s incredible Tenth Symphony. Following the performance […]

Apr 5
 
 

Notes on Firebird: Remix | Response

It was late in the game when the idea of my writing a new piece for this March 9th FUSE concert came about. The piece was initially to be a live remix of Stravinsky’s Firebird- augmenting the original orchestral score with electronic instruments, drum machines, synthesizers, and other contemporary elements- then adding melodies and raps […]

Mar 1
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s FUSE@PSO Series Presents a Concept Album-Remix of Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ on March 9

FUSE@PSO, the popular, genre-bending early evening concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns Wednesday, March 9 to Heinz Hall with “Stravinsky’s Firebird: Remix | Response.” For this concert, series Creative Director Steve Hackman has crafted a modern dramatization and remix of Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird. Weaved into the Stravinsky are 12 original songs, inspired by the myth […]

Feb 24
 
 

Firebird: Remix | Reponse Trailer

Since the March 9 FUSE@PSO show will be unlike anything we have presented so far and, indeed, unlike anything I have written so far. I thought a short video might be helpful in beginning to describe it. I’ll follow with more detailed posts about the content, composition process, guest artists and preparation — but for […]

Feb 15
 
 

What exactly is :STEREO HIDEOUT:?

On next week’s FUSE concert, one of my :STEREO HIDEOUT: songs will be played by Beauty Slap, the vocalists and the Pittsburgh Symphony. What a thrill indeed. It was the perfect opportunity because the song samples the “Tuba Mirum” of Verdi’s Reqiuem, a movement that makes use of an augmented brass section. The four Beauty […]

Jan 21
 
 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s FUSE@PSO Series Melds Music of Aaron Copland and Bon Iver on January 27

Special Guest Beauty Slap will perform several all-new arrangements of their music with the symphony FUSE@PSO, the genre-bending early evening concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns Wednesday, January 27 to Heinz Hall with “Copland + Bon Iver with Special Guest Beauty Slap.” Series Creative Director Steve Hackman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra […]

Jan 13
 
 

Where do you find these fantastic singers???

We have a fantastic trio of vocalists coming in to sing the Copland+Bon Iver at the January 27 FUSE@PSO concert. Two of them, Bill Prokopow (who performs as Will Post) and Kéren Tayár, you’ve seen before; Bill has sung in both the Brahms+Radiohead and Beethoven+Coldplay, and Kéren the former. Avery Leigh Draut will be making her […]

Jan 8