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  • A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop Returns to Heinz Hall July 20

    July 6, 2017 Grammy Award-Winning Rapper Common Performs with Pittsburgh Symphony A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop returns to Heinz Hall on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe–winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist and poet Common joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, for a one-night-only concert ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents a Summer PNC Pops Weekend: The Music of John Williams July 14-16

    June 29, 2017 The PNC Pops make a summertime appearance as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take Pittsburgh to worlds beyond imagination with “The Music of John Williams” on July 14-16 at Heinz Hall. Loh, former resident conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony and newly appointed music director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, returns to ...
  • Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra For Night Of Music, Laughs At Heinz Hall On July 7

    June 22, 2017 TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, “Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song),” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Lynch from “Glee,” “Best ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Honors Service Men & Women at Free Americana Concert June 30

    June 15, 2017 In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. “In Honor of Service – An Americana Concert” is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. Led by Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, this ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ‘Join Hands’ with the O’Jays June 29 at Heinz Hall

    June 15, 2017   Icons of the 1970s R&B and soul sound, the O’Jays, join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a summer concert that’s sure to sizzle on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. The soundtrack of multiple generations, the O’Jays — with founding members Walter Williams and Eddie Levert — will perform their legendary hits with ...
  • Tickets to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ with Pianist Lang Lang On Sale Now

    June 13, 2017 Concert tickets to the annual Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gala concert on Saturday, September 16 at Heinz Hall are on sale now! The concert, “Rhapsody in Blue,” features pianist Lang Lang and is the kick-off of Music Director Manfred Honeck’s 10th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Endorsed by The New York Times as the “hottest ...
  • Manfred Honeck Conducts Beethoven to Close 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

    June 8, 2017 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck close the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season in joyous style with Ludwig van Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” Symphony and Mahler’s Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn on June 23-25 at Heinz Hall. Written during the same time he completed the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 is ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-2019 EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Fellow

    June 8, 2017 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra named percussionist Joshua Jones as its seventh EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) Fellow. He begins his two-year fellowship in September. Created in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians prepares a young African American musician for a career in a ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory-Friendly Performance ‘Music of Flight and Fantasy’ June 17 at Heinz Hall

    June 1, 2017 It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra third sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Music of Flight and Fantasy,” Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall! Led by newly appointed Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Lawrence Loh, who helped launch the sensory friendly initiative when he was the Pittsburgh Symphony’s ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s PNC Pops Season Wraps Up with Ella & Louis: All That Jazz June 16-18 at Heinz Hall

    June 1, 2017 It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. Armstrong gave jazz its swing. Fitzgerald gave jazz its greatest voice. ...
  • BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the Music of St. Petersburg June 9 & 11 at Heinz Hall

    May 25, 2017   The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. During the 2016-2017 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony explored the music of some of the world’s great musical cities. Petrenko, who is chief ...
  • Tower Chimes Get Second Life at Heinz Hall

    May 23, 2017 On Heinz Hall’s stage, a weekend featuring Gustav Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony will also see the resurrection of a set of beautiful bronze tower chimes unheard for decades. This tale begins, as so many do, with two friends talking. Principal percussionist Andrew Reamer first heard about Deagan tower chimes from a colleague at the Houston Symphony, principal percussionist ...
  • Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Present Mahler’s Resurrection June 2-4 at Heinz Hall

    May 18, 2017 Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. Mahler’s Second Symphony is the work that brought him his initial fame and marked the start ...
  • Conductor Christoph König to Replace David Zinman for BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Romantic Brahms May 19 & 21

    May 15, 2017 Guest conductor Christoph König will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Romantic Brahms,” May 19 and 21 at Heinz Hall. König is currently principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg and principal guest conductor of the Real Filharmonia de Galicia. Celebrated for his clarity, precision and elegant ...
  • Neil Sedaka Performance with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Postponed

    May 11, 2017 Neil Sedaka’s appearance at Heinz Hall as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s PNC Pops series May 12-14 has been postponed due to an injury suffered by the singer. “Unfortunately, I took a fall yesterday on the streets of New York and injured my shoulder,” said Sedaka. “I am so disappointed, as I was looking forward to ...


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