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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Steve Hackman Announce Beethoven + Coldplay Competition for Students

    September 22, 2015 PITTSBURGH – In conjunction with the FUSE@PSO concert, Beethoven+Coldplay, on Tuesday, October 6 at Heinz Hall, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and series Creative Director Steve Hackman have announced a Coldplay cover/mash-up competition for local students of all ages. Students are invited to create a mash-up or cover of the Coldplay song of their choice and submit ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Tony DeSare Celebrate 100 Years of Frank Sinatra in PNC Pops Premiere

    September 17, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2015-2016 PNC Pops season with “Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare, a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes in celebration of the iconic singer’s 100th birthday, on October 2-4 at Heinz Hall. Singer-songwriter and pianist Tony DeSare (who’s been described as “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part ...
  • Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

    September 10, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s second weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics brings a perennial program favorite, “Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” on September 25-27 at Heinz Hall. This celebration of the “three Bs” features a fresh Bach transcription, arranged for string orchestra by Hideo Saito; Beethoven’s unexpectedly joyous Symphony No. 8; and Brahms’ renowned ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces On Sale Dates for Concerts with Celtic Woman and Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    September 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH – Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced two upcoming one-night-only concerts — Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas — the Symphony Tour, on Monday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. One of his most celebrated films, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare ...
  • Piano Phenom Daniil Trifonov Returns to Open Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

    September 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the 2015-2016 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with the return of phenomenal Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov on September 18 & 20 at Heinz Hall. Opening weekend has a distinctly Italian flair, offering performances of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien, bastions of the orchestral ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Canady Symphony Series Opens with Piano Phenom Daniil Trifonov

    September 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the 2015-2016 season of the Canady Symphony Series at West Virginia University with phenomenal Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov on September 19. The concert has a distinctly Italian flair, offering performances of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien, bastions of the orchestral repertoire that were ...
  • Albany Records Releases Recording of Lucas Richman Works Featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    September 2, 2015 “IN TRUTH Lucas Richman” went on sale September 1  PITTSBURGH – Three works for soloists and orchestra by composer and conductor Lucas Richman are featured in a recent release, “IN TRUTH: Lucas Richman,” from Albany Records. The recording went on sale September 1. The recording features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing in their home venue, Heinz Hall ...
  • 2015-2016 Season of Music 101 Announced

    September 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Association continues to give fans of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with symphony musicians, conductors, composers and key staff through Music 101, a series of informal lunchtime lecture-performances presented at Heinz Hall throughout the symphony season. Now in its 33rd year, this season’s Music 101 presentations include: October ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Trustees Elect New Board Chair

    September 1, 2015 Devin McGranahan to succeed Richard P. Simmons, who is named Board Chair Emeritus PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Devin McGranahan as Chair of the Board, succeeding Richard P. Simmons.  McGranahan’s appointment will become effective September 21, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Annual Meeting.  The Board also honored Simmons, naming ...
  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman Joins Music Director Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Open 2015-2016 Season

    August 11, 2015   PITTSBURGH – On Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m., be swept away to the Golden Age of the Silver Screen during “Cinema Serenade,” the gala opening of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season at Heinz Hall, featuring legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and Music Director Manfred Honeck. Perlman and the orchestra will perform selections from “Cinema Serenade,” ...
  • Single Tickets to 15-16 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Go On Sale August 17

    August 10, 2015 PITTSBURGH – Single tickets to the 20 concert weekends of the 2015-2016 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season go on sale Monday, August 17 at 9 a.m. The season includes many talented soloists such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harp, and Michael Rusinek, principal clarinet, and debuts of emerging musicians and conductors, as ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brings Music to Community with ‘Neighborhood Week’

    August 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh’s most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations ...
  • Community Brass Players Invited to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Brass N’at

    July 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH – As part of Neighborhood Week, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering community brass players of all ages a unique opportunity to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony brass and percussion sections on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. This one-hour concert event is led by guest conductor Lawrence Loh and ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY on August 1

    July 6, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. This concert features the music of SQUARE ENIX’s iconic video game series FINAL FANTASY, including works by Japanese game composer Nobuo Uematsu. ...
  • Legendary Film Composer, Singer-Songwriter Randy Newman Closes Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Thursday Night Icon Series

    July 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Newman has created musical masterpieces that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, and a ...


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