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  • PSO, MUSICAL AMBASSADOR FIDDLESTICKS ‘SKATE INTO WINTER‘ FOR CHILDREN’S CONCERT

    January 18, 2012 Pittsburgh-area soprano Katy Williams, 16-year-old violinist Inori Sakai soloists PITTSBURGH – Warm up inside Heinz Hall as Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh joins Fiddlesticks and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in musical adventures of the chilly season of winter. The children’s concert, “Skate  into Winter,” begins at 11:15 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ...
  • GREAT PERFORMERS PRESENTS THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MANFRED HONECK, MUSIC DIRECTOR, WITH WORKS BY PROKOFIEV AND TCHAIKOVSKY AND THE N.Y. PREMIERE OF SILENT SPRING BY STEVEN STUCKY, FEBRUARY 26

    January 10, 2012 Violinist Hilary Hahn to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and its music director, Manfred Honeck, come to New York for Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, Sunday, February 26 at 3 PM. Maestro Honeck and the PSO bring a new, commissioned work and two favorites of the symphonic repertoire to this ...
  • SLOVAKIAN CONDUCTOR VALČUHA, PERCUSSIONIST GLENNIE RETURN TO HEINZ HALL FOR STUCKY’S ‘SPIRIT VOICES’

    January 3, 2012 Program also features Rachmaninoff’s ‘Symphonic Dances,’ Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose’ PITTSBURGH – Renowned Slovakian conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to Heinz Hall next month to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a series of BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts featuring the music of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and PSO Composer of the Year Steven Stucky. Famed percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, will ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES FAWZI HAIMOR AS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

    December 12, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck today announced the appointment of Fawzi Haimor as assistant conductor, beginning in the 2012-2013 season. “We are very happy to welcome a conductor as talented as Fawzi Haimor to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,” Honeck said. “His passion for his work is undeniable. He will ...
  • What people are saying about the PSO’s “Messiah”

    December 6, 2011 It is important for artistic institutions to try new approaches. When we do, we often get very strong reactions both positive and negative, and clearly this was the case here. The following is the reaction to the December 3-5 performance of Messiah. ——————————————————————————————————— A modern ‘Messiah’ that (like Jesus) provoked Monday, December 12, 2011 By Ruth Ann Dailey, Pittsburgh ...
  • ONLY STANDING-ROOM TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2 PSO CONCERTS

    December 6, 2011 PSO concerts with Yo-Yo Ma, Celtic Woman at Heinz Hall sold out PITTSBURGH – Only standing-room tickets are available to two special Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts at Heinz Hall this month. The concerts, “Yo-Yo Ma with the PSO” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, and “Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration with the PSO” at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, ...
  • MARVIN HAMLISCH RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL TO LEAD PSO IN POPULAR HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS CONCERTS

    December 2, 2011 Guests include voice of ‘Little Mermaid’ Jodi Benson, Mendelssohn Choir, Broadway star Gary Mauer, Pittsburgh’s own Ricky Manning, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Santa PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch returns to Heinz Hall this month to lead the orchestra in the hugely popular Highmark Holiday Pops concerts. This year’s concerts begin at 7:30 ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INVITES PUBLIC TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS TREE, MENORAH AT HEINZ HALL

    December 2, 2011 PITTSURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invites the public to enjoy this holiday season by visiting Heinz Hall to view a majestic Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah. The tree and menorah are displayed in the Grand Lobby and will be open to be viewed by the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting Friday, ...
  • PSO PRESENTS SPECIAL HIGHMARK FAMILY HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT WITH APPEARANCES BY FIDDLESTICKS, SANTA, ‘LITTLE MERMAID,’ ‘PHANTOM’ STARS

    November 30, 2011 Guest soloists include The Little Mermaid, Toy Story 3 star Jodi Benson, Broadway’s ‘Phantom’ Gary Mauer, Pittsburgh’s own North Star Kids PITTSBURGH – Fiddlesticks, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s musical ambassador, will join Santa, a Pittsburgh-area choir and stars from film and Broadway in a special Highmark Holiday Pops concert the entire family can enjoy. The concert will ...
  • PHISH’S TREY ANASTASIO PERFORMS WITH PSO IN FEBRUARY AS PART OF HIS FIRST-EVER ORCHESTRAL TOUR

    November 29, 2011 Pre-sale for Feb. 14 Heinz Hall concert begins Dec. 1, general public tickets on sale Dec. 9 Trey Anastasio Winter Symphony Tour, conducted by Scott Dunn, performs in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Denver, Los Angeles PITTSBURGH – Guitarist-singer Trey Anastasio will launch his first-ever orchestral tour in February, including a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Valentine’s Day ...
  • SPECIAL THANKSGIVING OFFER FOR FAMILIES: CHILDREN ATTEND NOV. 25 & 27 CONCERTS FREE WHEN PARENT BUYS ADULT TICKET

    November 17, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is giving patrons an opportunity to enjoy a popular Thanksgiving tradition with their families at Heinz Hall. Children, ages 6-18, will be admitted free to the concerts at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, when their parent buys a regular priced ticket. Music Director ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK, PSO REIMAGINE ‘MESSIAH’ IN UNIQUE THEATRICAL STAGING OF HANDEL MASTERPIECE

    November 16, 2011 Staging helmed by renowned opera/theater director Sam Helfrich; concert features Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, soloists William Ferguson, Lindsay Ammann, Laura Heimes, Philip Cutlip PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in a unique, costumed, theatrical production of one of the most beloved and best known holiday musical traditions, Handel’s Messiah. Honeck ...
  • PSO BRINGS POPULAR HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT TO SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL

    November 11, 2011 Santa will make concert appearance, live box office during Light Up Night Nov. 17 at New Castle News office NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues its celebration of performances at the Scottish Rite Cathedral with a special seasonal tradition: a concert of favorite carols and holiday music. The Holiday Pops! Concert, at which Santa ...
  • YO-YO MA CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE TO GENERAL PUBLIC BEGINNING NOV. 7

    November 4, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The general public can purchase tickets starting Monday, Nov. 7, for a special concert featuring world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Heinz Hall. Mr. Ma will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in a concert led by Music Director Manfred Honeck. The program includes Dvorák’s Concerto in B minor ...
  • HONECK CONTINUES POPULAR THANKSGIVING TRADITION: CROWD-PLEASING WALTZES, POLKAS

    November 4, 2011 Acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is guest soloist PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Heinz Hall to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in a hugely popular Thanksgiving weekend tradition: waltzes and polkas by the Johann Strauss Family. The concerts, part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics series, will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, ...


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