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  • ANDRÉ PREVIN, LEGENDARY CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER, FORMER PSO MUSIC DIRECTOR, RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL FOR BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS WORLD PREMIERE

    March 1, 2012 PSO principal soloists Vosburgh, Caballero, Knox perform Previn’s Triple Concerto PITTSBURGH – Legendary composer and conductor André Previn makes a long-awaited return to Heinz Hall this month to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of his own Triple Concerto for trumpet, horn and tuba, featuring three outstanding principals from the PSO brass section. PSO ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK LEADS PSO ON 2012 EUROPEAN TOUR – 12 CONCERTS, 8 CITIES

    February 27, 2012 Tour includes week-long residency at Vienna’s famed Musikverein Pianist Rudolph Buchbinder, violinist Nikolaj Znaider join tour PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will once again lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) on a 12-concert tour of Europe, which includes a week-long residency at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna. The tour, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 10, will take ...
  • VIOLINIST ZNAIDER MAKES CONDUCTING DEBUT WITH PSO

    February 21, 2012 World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax joins as soloist performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 22  PITTSBURGH – Two weeks after performing as guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), Nikolaj Znaider returns to Heinz Hall, this time to conduct the orchestra in two BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts. Joining Znaider and the PSO on stage will be internationally ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S MAHLER 4 RECORDING WINS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

    February 21, 2012 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is proud to announce that its Exton recording of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, conducted by Music Director Manfred Honeck and featuring soprano Sunhae Im, won a prestigious International Classical Music Award (ICMA) for symphonic music. The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards announced the winners for 2012 ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SECOND CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR MUSIC DIRECTOR HONECK

    February 13, 2012 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) today announced that Music Director Manfred Honeck has agreed to extend his current contract through the 2019-2020 season. This is the second time Honeck has extended his PSO contract, which began in September 2008. Honeck conducts 10 weeks in subsequent seasons, with additional weeks for touring. Honeck has led the ...
  • PSO CANCELS ZUKERMAN, CHENG RECITAL

    February 10, 2012 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) regrets to announce that it has decided to cancel the recital by Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Cheng due to slow ticket sales. The recital was scheduled for March 3 at Heinz Hall. Ticket holders will be refunded in full for their tickets. They can call the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900 ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES UNIQUE NATIONAL INTERNET CONTEST FOR GUEST SOLOIST

    February 9, 2012 PSO Concerto Competition allows people worldwide to vote for soloist to perform with PSO at Heinz Hall in 2012 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck today announced a unique competition that will allow an instrumental soloist, unrepresented by management, to perform with the PSO and for people all over the ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS SEASON

    February 9, 2012 Season features Music for the Spirit, Composer of the Year Mason Bates, 4 conductors making PSO debuts, PSO premieres, celebration of Verdi & Wagner bicentennials, performances of Mahler’s 2nd & 7th symphonies PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) today announced programming for the 2012-2013 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season, the Orchestra’s fifth under the leadership ...
  • ONE NIGHT ONLY! BEN FOLDS RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL FOR SPECIAL CONCERT WITH PSO

    February 2, 2012 Tickets for May 25 concert go on sale to general public Monday, Feb. 27 PITTSBURGH – Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will return to Heinz Hall for a special concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m., Friday, May 25. The PSO will be led by Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong. Tickets, ranging from $35 to $95, go on ...
  • HONECK, PSO PRESENT BEETHOVEN, MOZART, RESPIGHI’S ‘FOUNTAINS OF ROME,’ ‘PINES OF ROME’

    February 2, 2012 Internationally-acclaimed pianist Lars Vogt performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck present BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts at Heinz Hall that will warm the heart and ears with the youthful symphonic energy of Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 1. Acclaimed pianist Lars Vogt returns for a commanding ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR HONECK, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BARITONE HAMPSON RETURN TO HEINZ HALL FOR BRAHMS’ ‘REQUIEM’

    January 27, 2012 Soprano Chen Reiss soloist, BNY Mellon Grand Classics’ program also features Dvořák’s ‘Biblical Songs’ PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck joins forces with baritone star Thomas Hampson as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Brahms’ A German Requiem, and Dvořák’s Biblical Songs, a song cycle based on various psalms, at Heinz Hall. Hampson, who last appeared at ...
  • GRAMMY-NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST DAVE KOZ JOINS MARVIN HAMLISCH, PSO FOR PNC POPS CONCERTS CELEBRATING MEMORABLE MOVIE MUSIC

    January 24, 2012 PITTSBURGH – Celebrate the music that made movies great! Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz will join Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch as he leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in PNC Pops concerts celebrating memorable songs from the movies. The concerts, “Marvin, Dave & the Movies,” begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26; 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, and ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT CARNEGIE HALL IN 2014 SPRING FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

    January 23, 2012 Concert will include Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck announced Monday that the PSO will perform at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall in 2014 as part of the fourth Spring For Music festival. Honeck and the PSO will close the festival on May 10, 2014 with a performance of ...
  • MARVIN HAMLISCH, CHEF ANDREW MORRISON TRADE PLACES, RAISE MONEY FOR PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    January 19, 2012 PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and Fairmont Pittsburgh Executive Chef Andrew Morrison will trade places next week. Hamlisch will host An Evening of Cooking and Conducting at Habitat restaurant at the Fairmont at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, to benefit the PSO. Hamlisch will take “center stage” at Habitat and join ...
  • PSO‘S ‘TRIBUTE‘ CONCERT CELEBRATES INFLUENCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE, MUSIC

    January 18, 2012 Jan. 20 concert to be held at August Wilson Center for the first time; features August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, PSO Associate Concertmaster Mark Huggins PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) 6th annual “Tribute” concert, celebrating African American culture and its influence, will be held for the first time at the August Wilson Center for ...


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