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Concert Blog: It takes a Heinz Hall village

Concert Blog: It takes a Heinz Hall village

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js It has been a while since we have been here, and we miss our once much more frequent outings to Heinz Hall and the PIttsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The occasion today actually was not the Pittsburgh Symphony, but the young artists who were there for […]

Concert Blog: I Know You, We’ve Met Before

Concert Blog: I Know You, We’ve Met Before

Meet the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 100+ of the finest musicians with skills beyond compare. Tonight they are assembled before us, getting ready to play three selections old and new. They amble in one by one, and begin to warm up. As I approach my seat […]

Concert Blog: Midori with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: Midori with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Traveling to Pittsburgh to attend a concert filled with classical music is always like a journey through a magical world filled with spellbinding musical concoctions vividly unwinding before my ears. This evening was no exception, my rendezvous with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred […]

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

I wanted to be prepared for my evening at the symphony. First I listened to several versions of the Sibelius 5. Then I went to the official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, chief conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and guest conductor for this […]

Midori to Perform in New Castle as Part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series

Midori to Perform in New Castle as Part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. And on February 4, she travels to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the Scottish Rite Cathedral […]

Concert Blog: Holiday Homecomings & New Memories at Highmark Holiday Pops!

Concert Blog: Holiday Homecomings & New Memories at Highmark Holiday Pops!

As we walked into Heinz Hall, the holiday spirit was everywhere, but especially in the Grand Lobby that held a beautiful large Christmas tree and a grand golden menorah. Concert goers were all around, admiring décor and snapping selfies by the tree. The festive décor […]

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Musicians Return to Stridently Enthusiastic Audience

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Musicians Return to Stridently Enthusiastic Audience

As the lights strategically dimmed and before music director Manfred Honeck appeared on the empty stage the audience arose in gleeful anticipation and began a strident applause. Conductor Honeck then walked out and addressed the audience: “We thank you for your loyalty, your commitment to […]

Concert Blog: PSO Classical Mixer

Concert Blog: PSO Classical Mixer

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hosted a summer event called Classical Mixer this last weekend. Since I haven’t heard live orchestral music much lately since the conclusion of the regular season, I made sure to attend. I’m glad I did; it was a treat. During the […]

Concert Blog: The Full Muscle and Finesse of the ‘Magical Music of Harry Potter’

Concert Blog: The Full Muscle and Finesse of the ‘Magical Music of Harry Potter’

Picklesburgh served up pickled jams and cupcakes on the Rachel Carson Bridge to eager enthusiasts. Beerfest celebrated its fourth anniversary of craft beer samplings at Stage AE. And Heinz Hall transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra embraced the “Magical Music of […]