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Star Trek Star George Takei to Host Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sci-Fi Spectacular’ PNC Pops Concert in November
PITTSBURGH – Oh myyyyyyyyy….the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that George Takei, who first came to fame as Mr. Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television show, will host the PNC Pops concert “Sci-Fi Spectacular” on Nov. 14-16 at Heinz Hall. Takei — who is an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of […]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Partners with Carnegie Science Center for 21+ Night to Explore ‘The Sounds of Science’
PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the Carnegie Science Center for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. “The Sounds of Science” is the theme of the Science Center’s next 21+ Night on Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 – 10 pm. Throughout the evening, […]
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a musical party during “Symphonic Celebration,” a concert featuring Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Brahm’s Symphony No. 3 and a […]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Declan McGovern as New Vice President of Orchestra Operations
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that Declan McGovern will join the organization as vice president of orchestra operations and general manager in September. McGovern comes to the Pittsburgh Symphony with experience at two leading symphony orchestras in Ireland — RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin and Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He served […]
PITTSBURGH— The entire Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra organization was saddened to learn of the passing Maestro Lorin Maazel, who served as the orchestra’s music director from 1984 to 1996. Maazel, age 84, died on July 13, 2014 in Virginia from complications following pneumonia. Maazel was a world-renowned conductor, as well as a composer, mentor, father and […]
PITTSBURGH— On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler. The weekend marks Honeck’s debut at the prestigious summer home of the Boston Symphony. The July 25 program features pianist […]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performance Featured on Royal Dutch Airlines Flights in August or September
PITTSBURGH— KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will include a webcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 from Musikfest Berlin in 2011 as part of their in-flight programming during August and September. Passengers will be able to view the performance during flights in Europe.
Boyz II Men Reunites with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in One-Night-Only Performance on July 23
PITTSBURGH—From “Motownphilly” to “On Bended Knee,” the iconic music of ‘90s supergroup Boyz II Men combined with the masterful sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra promise one soulful evening when they return to the Heinz Hall stage on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman […]
PITTSBURGH—Today, Reference Recordings and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra released “Dvořák/ Janáček,” an SACD featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and the symphonic suite from Jenůfa by Janáček. Recorded live in the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, and led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, this release is the next best thing to being […]
PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that Senior Vice President and COO Michael Bielski will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 season after 25 years with the organization. “I am proud to have worked for this organization for so many years,” said Bielski. “I am honored to have been a part of the […]