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  • The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Liza Prijatel Thors to the Position of Vice President of Communications

    November 30, 2017 PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liza Prijatel Thors as Vice President of Communications.  She will lead the PSO’s communications team by overseeing and executing broad national and regional initiatives while also guiding day-to-day media and social relations. She will begin her tenure on January 2, ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present World Premiere of Kathryn Bostic’s AUGUST WILSON SYMPHONY Narrated by Phylicia Rashad

    November 30, 2017 PITTSBURGH — On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Grammy Award-winning conductor Lucas Richman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will premiere Kathryn Bostic’s August Wilson Symphony. Through music, art and text, the program will include tributes to two Pittsburgh Hill District legacies, photographer Teenie Harris and playwright ...
  • HEINZ HALL CHRISTMAS TREE AND MENORAH DISPLAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC NOVEMBER 28 — DECEMBER 22, 2017

    November 15, 2017 PITTSBURGH—The public is invited to visit Heinz Hall to enjoy the traditional Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah displays 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. The holiday decorations also can be viewed by ticket holders attending performances at Heinz Hall this month. All ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT THEATRICAL/SYMPHONIC REALIZATION OF HAYDN’S THE CREATION DECEMBER 1 & 3, 2017 AT HEINZ HALL

    November 8, 2017 These BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts are part of the orchestra’s Music for the Spirit series  PITTSBURGH — Opera and theater director Sam Helfrich joins Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for the third in a series of collaborations bringing to life great musical masterpieces through a provocative and modern-day lens.  Following staged ...
  • UPMC HEALTH PLAN TO BE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF PSO MINI-CONCERTS AT HEINZ HALL FOR “LIGHT UP NIGHT” ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017

    November 3, 2017 UPMC HEALTH PLAN TO ALSO SUPPORT FREE CHILDREN’S ADMISSION TO BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS THANKSGIVING CONCERTS NOVEMBER 24 & 26, 2017 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that UPMC Health Plan will be the presenting sponsor of three 30-minute mini-concerts to be performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during “Light Up Night” in downtown ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Program Changes: November 3 & 5, 2017

    November 2, 2017 Because of a hand injury, PSO Principal Harp Gretchen Van Hoesen will not be playing the Concerto in C major for Flute, Harp and Orchestra originally programmed for the concerts on November 3 & 5, 2017. Principal Flute Lorna McGhee will instead be playing the Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G major for Flute and Orchestra. Mozart’s Overture to Idomeneo will also be added at the beginning of the program. The revised ...
  • UBS to Be Title Sponsor of PSO’s Encore Lounge

    October 18, 2017 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that through the 2022-2023 season, UBS, the worldwide financial services firm, will be known as the “Title Sponsor” of the PSO’s Encore Lounge, the exclusive donor lounge that is used during intermissions of all BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts. The lounge will now be rebranded as the ...
  • PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck to Replace Guest Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi in November Program

    October 12, 2017 Guest Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi has cancelled his appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on November 3 – 5, 2017. Music Director Manfred Honeck will step in to lead the Orchestra. Although the healing has gone well from a fall he suffered earlier this year, Mo. von Dohnányi has been told by his doctors that he will ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate 10 Years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director

    September 28, 2017 The 2017-2018 season marks Maestro Manfred Honeck’s 10th Anniversary with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the season, there will be many opportunities to celebrate this milestone. Please visit pittsburghsymphony.org/Manfred for more information on these programs and events. In January 2007, Manfred Honeck was appointed as the Pittsburgh Symphony’s ninth music director, and began this position at the ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Offer Free Community Concert During RADical Days

    September 19, 2017 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer a free community concert on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall as part of the annual RADical Days celebration. A free hour-long concert led by Associate Conductor Andrés Franco features the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a program of light classics including Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra, Mascagni’s ...
  • Program Update! Gala Concert: Rhapsody in Blue

    August 24, 2017 Lang Lang to be joined by 14-year-old piano prodigy, Maxim Lando, in special arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at 2017 Gala Concert PITTSBURGH — On Saturday, September 16 at 7pm, internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang will join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – with a unique twist. Lang Lang will ...
  • ANDRÉS FRANCO, FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG RENEW CONDUCTING CONTRACTS, PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE CONDUCTORS

    July 21, 2017 Andrés Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who have served as assistant conductors with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since September 2015, will be renewing their contracts and also be promoted to associate conductors. Franco has agreed to a two-year contract. During the 2016-2017 season he made his subscription concert debut in Timeless Love Songs on the PNC Pops series. In the ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INVITES PUBLIC TO FREE TOUR SEND-OFF CONCERT AUGUST 19 AT HEINZ HALL

    July 20, 2017 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck invite the public to a free concert at Heinz Hall on August 19 at 8 p.m. The program will include highlights from the tour repertoire. The Pittsburgh Symphony’s newest disc from Reference Recordings, Shostakovich 5, will be available for the first time at this concert. The concert ...
  • Johnny Mathis Returns to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony July 22 at Heinz Hall

    July 6, 2017 Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis returns to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. A sublime vocalist whose career has transcended fads and trends, Mathis’ more than 80 albums include a wide range of styles — from jazz standards to ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Classical Mystery Tour Perform the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Album July 21 at Heinz Hall

    July 6, 2017 Celebrate 50 years of the groundbreaking Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. This concert, led by Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, offers many Beatles fans an opportunity that they may never have had — to experience ...


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