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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerts Canceled Through December 5

    November 14, 2016 With the strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians now entering its seventh week, additional symphony concerts through December 5 have been canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today. The canceled concerts and events are: BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Thanksgiving Weekend with Hélène Grimaud on November 25 through 27 Music 101: John Moore: “It’s All About the Bass” on ...
  • Ongoing Musicians’ Strike Cancels Additional Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerts

    October 17, 2016 Due to the ongoing strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians, additional symphony concerts through November 18 have been canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today. The canceled concerts are: PNC Pops: The Midtown Men on October 28 to 30 BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Music of Porgy & Bess on November 4 to 6 BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Fountains of ...
  • Musicians’ Strike Cancels Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts Through October 27

    October 3, 2016 Due to the ongoing strike by its musicians, upcoming concerts through October 27 must be canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today. The canceled concerts include: BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Pinchas Zukerman on October 7 & 9 BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Dvorak’s New World on October 14-16 FUSE@PSO: Bartok + Bjork on October 19 Music 101 on October 19 Classical Mystery Tour: ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians Reject Proposal from PSI Management and Initiate Work Stoppage

    September 30, 2016 Today, the American Federation of Musicians, Local 60-471 negotiating committee representing musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), rejected the last, best and final offer from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (PSI) for a three-year contract. The last, best and final offer would have ensured that the members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra remained well compensated, ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Completes Trilogy of NASA Films with ‘Dvořák’s New World’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend October 14-16

    September 29, 2016 Weekend also features U.S. premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 4 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra boldly goes into the farthest reaches of space during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on October 14-16 at Heinz Hall. This weekend completes the innovative film and music trilogy, featuring HD footage from NASA, which began with “The Planets” and ...
  • 2016-2017 Season of Music 101 to Begin on October 19

    September 26, 2016 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, guest artists and key staff through Music 101, a series of informal lunchtime lecture-recitals presented at Heinz Hall during the symphony season. Speakers discuss their musical lives and instruments, and include short performances. Now ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season with Pinchas Zukerman

    September 22, 2016 Composer of the Year Sir James MacMillan joins symphony for opening weekend Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. Zukerman, who recently performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony during ...
  • Heinz Hall to Participate in Doors Open Pittsburgh

    September 19, 2016 Heinz Hall will be one of the iconic downtown Pittsburgh buildings featured during Doors Open Pittsburgh this October. Doors Open Pittsburgh is a free two-day event that provides unique “behind-the-scenes” access to buildings in the City of Pittsburgh – including historic buildings, iconic theaters, private clubs, sacred places, hotels, sports arenas, artist studios, city government buildings, residential ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2016-2017 PNC Pops Season with ‘The Music of John Williams’

    September 15, 2016 The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with “The Music of John Williams” on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. Loh, former resident conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony, returns to lead the orchestra in a ...
  • New Hearing Loop Installed in Heinz Hall

    September 13, 2016 New system utilizes telecoil technology to provide better sound to hearing aid and cochlear implant users Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. A hearing ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Offer Free Community Concert During RADical Days

    September 2, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer a free community concert on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall as part of the annual RADical Days celebration. A free hour-long concert led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, this program features musical storytelling at its best, including selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Copland’s Rodeo, as well ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians

    August 31, 2016 Application deadline December 9; auditions in March in Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold auditions in March 2017 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) must be submitted ...
  • Gil Shaham, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kick Off New Season at Annual Gala Concert September 17

    August 25, 2016 A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. This year’s concert, “Moonlight Masquerade,” will whisk the audience to the grand costumed balls of centuries past, which were always celebrated with extraordinary music, food and entertainment. ...
  • Symphony Splendor Holiday Home Tour Tickets on Sale September 1

    August 25, 2016 Proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, the third annual holiday tour of homes to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony, “Symphony Splendor,” is Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mt. Lebanon’s historic Virginia Manor. Tickets to this sell-out event go on sale September 1. This year’s holiday home ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Four Specials for 2016-2017 Season

    August 15, 2016 Special concerts to include tributes to Prince, the Beatles and Neil Diamond Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced its first four pops specials for the 2016-2017 season. They include tributes to Prince, the Beatles and Neil Diamond, and the return of Pittsburgh favorite Celtic Woman. These one-night-only concert experiences feature the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned guest ...


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