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  • Violinist Midori to Offer Masterclass at West Virginia University on February 6

    January 24, 2017 As part of her trip to West Virginia University to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on the Canady Symphony Series, violin superstar Midori will offer a violin masterclass on February 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Bloch Hall of the WVU College of Creative Arts in Morgantown, West Virginia. The class will include four ...
  • “The feeling of heart is there and has to be there…”

    January 12, 2017 Maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste discusses Beethoven, Sibelius and playing with “heart” with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham. Tickets are available online at pittsburghsymphony.org/Seven, by phone at 412-392-4900 or at the Heinz Hall box office.
  • Violin Superstar Midori Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for BNY Mellon Grand Classics February 3 & 5

    January 12, 2017 Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. She returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 2004 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on February 3 & 5 at Heinz Hall. During the weekend’s performances, Midori will dazzle ...
  • Premier Neil Diamond Tribute Band Super Diamond Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for One Night Only Concert

    January 12, 2017 Good times never seemed so good…the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes premier Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond to Heinz Hall on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. in a celebration of the singer-songwriter’s greatest hits. Super Diamond has been channeling the music and soul of “the Man” for more than 20 years. Lead singer and guitarist ...
  • WVU Canady Symphony Series Kicks Off with Violin Superstar Midori

    January 12, 2017 Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. And on February 6, she travels to West Virginia University to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the Canady Symphony Series. Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the program with Mozart’s ingenious “Haffner” Symphony. Originally ...
  • Finnish Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste Joins Pittsburgh Symphony for First BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concerts of New Year

    December 22, 2016 Acclaimed Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 1999 to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh and Sibelius’ Fifth symphonies during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on January 13 and 15. First performed in 1813, the remarkable, energetic Seventh Symphony from Beethoven was met with immediate acclaim ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Association Reschedules Music 101 Lectures

    December 13, 2016 Two Music 101 lectures that were canceled due to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s work stoppage have been rescheduled by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, which presents the annual lecture series. John Moore will present “It’s All About the Bass” on Wednesday, February 22 and Stephen Kostyniak offers “Blowing My Own Horn” on Wednesday, May 17. Music 101 ...
  • EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Deadlines Extended

    December 6, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has extended the deadlines for its two-year pre-professional program for young African American musicians, which is entering its 10th anniversary year in 2017. Applications for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) are now due on January 20, 2017. Auditions will be held in April at Heinz ...
  • Heinz Hall Christmas Tree and Menorah Display Open to the Public

    December 2, 2016 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. on the following days: December 7-9, December 12-16 and December 22-23. The ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Music of Prince’ Concert Rescheduled

    November 30, 2016 Due to a conflict with artist availability, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Music of Prince” concert will move from Friday, December 16, 2016 to Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ticketholders should keep their tickets as they will be honored for the new date. Refunds are available to those who are unable to make the March 4 date by ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Returns to Scottish Rite Cathedral with Holiday Pops

    November 29, 2016 Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops concert on Thursday, December 15 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. This favorite holiday musical tradition is led by assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong and includes seasonal favorites such as  “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” ...
  • The Annual Tradition Returns! Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Highmark Holiday Pops December 9-18

    November 28, 2016 Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. Delight in Pittsburgh’s favorite holiday musical tradition as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong leads that orchestra in seasonal favorites such as  “All I ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Returns to Heinz Hall Stage with Free Concerts Presented by BNY Mellon December 2 & 4

    November 28, 2016 Editor’s Note: This concert is now sold out. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates its return to the Heinz Hall stage with two free concerts featuring Music Director Manfred Honeck, principal oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and former concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley on December 2 & 4. “The Music Has Returned! Presented by BNY Mellon” features popular classical favorites, including ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Strike Ends: PSI Management and PSO Musicians Agree to New Contract

    November 23, 2016 Manfred Honeck to Conduct “Welcome Back” Concerts at Heinz Hall On November 18, 2016, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (PSI) and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 60-471 negotiating committee representing musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) agreed upon the terms of a new five-year contract. Today, the musicians of the PSO ratified the ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Reference Recordings Release World Premiere Recording of the First Symphonic Suite from Elektra

    November 18, 2016 The latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, “Strauss: Elektra, Rosenkavalier,” featuring the world premiere of the first symphonic suite from Elektra, will be released in the United States on November 18 as part of the FRESH! series. This new recording presents orchestral suites based on two of the most significant operas in ...


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