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Community Stories: Joe Bailey

Community Stories: Joe Bailey

Psalm 100 instructs readers to “Make a joyful noise unto the lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra board member Joe Bailey takes that instruction to heart. “I sing whenever I am asked,” Bailey […]

Concert Blog: Jazz in the Pittsburgh Air at Ella & Louis: All That Jazz!

Concert Blog: Jazz in the Pittsburgh Air at Ella & Louis: All That Jazz!

Jazz was literally in the Pittsburgh air the weekend of June 16-18 as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra PNC Pops presented Ella & Louis: All That Jazz at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.  The concert was conducted by Lawrence Loh with special guests Byron Stripling […]

Community Stories: Terri Baltimore

Community Stories: Terri Baltimore

One of Terri Baltimore’s favorite memories of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra doesn’t involve music. In fact, it was the absence of music that made the moment so special. Baltimore, who is director of neighborhood engagement at the Hill House Association, recalls a community concert with […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 5

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 5

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in a free outdoor concert at Point State Park on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong will lead the orchestra in a program featuring selections from the works […]

Concert Blog: The Show Must Go On, PNC Pops! and the Music of Hollywood and Broadway

Concert Blog: The Show Must Go On, PNC Pops! and the Music of Hollywood and Broadway

It was an unexpected but lovely evening at Heinz Hall on Friday, May 11 when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra dazzled as they performed music from Hollywood and Broadway.  My date and I had been long looking forward to a night of classic tunes with Neal […]

Community Stories Blog: Kory Antonacci

Community Stories Blog: Kory Antonacci

Words can fail us. It can sometimes feel impossible to articulate the depths of the emotions we are feeling. Children facing life-threatening illnesses, trying to process what is happening to them, can face an even greater challenge. And that’s where Kory Antonacci comes in. A […]

Concert Blog: Happy birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder: You were meant for this

Concert Blog: Happy birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder: You were meant for this

The last time my husband and I were at Heinz Hall for a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance, I was 23 weeks pregnant with our son, enjoying the magical melodies of The Sleeping Beauty opus. Two months later, as I packed up bottles of breast milk between bags […]

Concert Blog: Celebrating Connections in Spring – Viennese Celebration: Beethoven Piano Concertos

Concert Blog: Celebrating Connections in Spring – Viennese Celebration: Beethoven Piano Concertos

It was a perfect spring night in Pittsburgh to celebrate spring in Vienna at the first performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Viennese Festival.  The orchestra was conducted Music Director Manfred Honeck, and they were joined by Till Fellner who played piano in Ludwig […]

Concert Blog: A New Romance: Gustavo Dudamel & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Concert Blog: A New Romance: Gustavo Dudamel & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

On the evening of Friday, April 7 at Heinz Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, perhaps the most recognizable conductor in the world, made his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in lieu of Christoph von Dohnanyi, who canceled his scheduled appearance after suffering an injury. I think […]

Concert Blog: The Magic of Gustavo Dudamel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: The Magic of Gustavo Dudamel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

It’s Thursday and it’s raining. Raining, never-ending raindrops pounding the pavement and my umbrella. Inside it’s dull. So I go back to walk in the rain. At least the birds seem to appreciate the season with their songs, they are prepping for spring and summer […]