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Indigo Girls to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in April 2015

Tickets go on sale January 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Indigo Girls will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only performance of their greatest hits — with an orchestral twist — on April 30, 2015 at Heinz Hall. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers […]

Dec 19

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

PITTSBURGH— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced this month that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Pittsburgh Symphony is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support commission and performance of new orchestral works. This grant will support the […]

Dec 11

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Conduct at Vatican

PITTSBURGH—For the first time, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on December 24. Honeck will lead an orchestra composer of musicians from Rome and throughout the world in Et Incarnatus Est from Mozart’s Mass in […]

Dec 10

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Grammy Award for Dvořák/Janáček Release

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for its Dvořák/Janáček release from Reference Recordings’ FRESH! label. This well-reviewed SACD features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, performing Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and the symphonic suite from Jenůfa by Janáček. Recorded […]

Dec 5

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Pops Tradition to Scottish Rite Cathedral on December 18

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast of guest artists ring in the holiday season during Holiday Pops at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle on December 18 at 8 p.m. Renowned conductor Todd Ellison returns after wowing audiences during his Holiday Pops debut last December. Classic carols, such as “Sleigh […]

Dec 4

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Fawzi Haimor to Leave Resident Conductor Post at End of 2014-2015 Season

PITTSBURGH—Fawzi Haimor, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has announced he will be leaving the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 season. “My years with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have been invaluable,” says Haimor, who joined the symphony as assistant conductor in 2012 and was promoted to resident conductor at […]

Dec 4

Hark! Highmark Holiday Pops Returns to Heinz Hall with Seasonal Music and a Festive Roster of Guest Artists

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of guest artists ring in the holiday season during Highmark Holiday Pops on December 12-14 and December 20 & 21. Audiences also can enjoy Heinz Hall decorated beautifully for the holidays, complete with a 25-foot tree in the Grand Lobby! […]

Dec 2

Public Invited to Enjoy Christmas Tree and Menorah at Heinz Hall

PITTSBURGH—The public is invited to Heinz Hall to enjoy the majestic Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah this holiday season. The tree and menorah are displayed in the Grand Lobby and will be open to public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following days: December 4-5, December 8-10, December 12, and December 15-19. […]

Dec 2

The Tallis Scholars Join Pittsburgh Symphony Brass for Special Holiday Performance at Heinz Hall on December 10

PITTSBURGH – Fresh off a successful world tour of 99 events in 80 different venues throughout 16 countries, the Tallis Scholars return to Heinz Hall for a holiday performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall. The leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music, this concert, conducted by Tallis […]

Nov 26

Celtic Thunder Brings First-Ever Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall on December 9

PITTSBURGH – Celtic singing sensation Celtic Thunder takes the Heinz Hall stage on December 9 for their first symphony tour. The group will perform with the full Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this one-night-only holiday performance. Hear songs from their 2013 chart-topping album “Christmas Voices” featuring songs ranging from “Away in a Manger” and “O Holy […]

Nov 25