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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Seven New Musicians

    July 25, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes seven new musicians to its ranks for the start of the 2016-2017 season. These members were chosen from hundreds of applicants following months of auditions. The new members include: Max Blair, associate principal oboe, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and was a fellow with the New World Symphony in ...
  • Tickets to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, ‘Moonlight Masquerade,’ On Sale July 15

    July 14, 2016 Concert tickets to the annual Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gala concert go on sale July 15 at 9 a.m. This year’s concert, ‘Moonlight Masquerade,’ is Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Preeminent violinist Gil Shaham joins Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony for this concert, which features Sarasate’s dazzling Carmen Fantasy, charming Kreisler showpieces ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer with the Symphony with ‘Classical Mixer’

    July 7, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers the perfect close to the Summer with the Symphony season with Classical Mixer: “1812 Overture” & More! on Saturday, July 23 at Heinz Hall. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with live chamber music, a trivia contest (for chances to win exciting prizes throughout the evening) and drink specials followed by an ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Music of David Bowie at Heinz Hall on July 22

    July 7, 2016 Windborne Music joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to celebrate rock legend David Bowie at Heinz Hall on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Considered by critics, musicians and fans as an innovator, David Bowie’s career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and his stage presence impacting popular music. Guest conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Brody ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the Music of the Eagles at Heinz Hall July 21

    July 7, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opens a two-night stand of symphonic rock concerts with the music of quintessential American rock band, the Eagles, at Heinz Hall on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles had five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and six number one albums, making them one of the most successful ...
  • Nelly, Pittsburgh Symphony Shake a Tail Feather Together at Heinz Hall on July 14

    June 30, 2016 Grammy-award winning rapper and songwriter Nelly will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop at Heinz Hall on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Nelly and the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform a tail feather-shaking concert with a symphonic twist. Nelly, who is known for ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the Magical Music of Harry Potter on July 16

    June 30, 2016 Harry Potter fans and newcomers are invited to take the Hogwarts Express to Heinz Hall to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a night of wizardry, magic and music on July 16 at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco, the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform selections from the majestic scores of the iconic ...
  • Peter Cetera Performs with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Concert at Heinz Hall on July 7

    June 23, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Arnie Roth, will accompany Peter Cetera in concert at Heinz Hall on July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Peter Cetera, Grammy award-winning singer and former lead vocalist of Chicago, will join the Pittsburgh Symphony for an evening of his most loved hits. With more than two dozen top 20 ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Back to the Future’ Film in Concert

    June 22, 2016 Power up your DeLorean and recharge your flux capacitor! On July 6, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the director of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, joins forces with Marty McFly and Doc Brown to present the original “Back to the Future” film in Heinz Hall with the orchestra playing the film’s iconic score live. “Back to the ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Honors Service Men and Women in ‘American Celebration’

    June 15, 2016 Assistant conductor Andrés Franco and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present “An American Celebration: In Honor of Our Service Men and Women,” concert featuring American music that is part of the Summer with the Symphony series, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on July 1 at 7 p.m. The Symphony returns to Soldiers & Sailors ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Heinz Hall

    June 15, 2016 Rock ’n roll legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on stage for a night of symphonic rock at Heinz Hall on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Benatar and Giraldo have thrilled audiences for over three decades with rock hits like “We Belong,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your Best ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Free Concerts in South Park, Hartwood Acres July 2 & 3

    June 14, 2016 Assistant conductor Andrés Franco leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in two outdoor summer concerts featuring popular classics at South Park on July 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Hartwood Acres on July 3 at 8:15 p.m. The Symphony returns to South Park and Hartwood Acres for two wonderful evenings of music, featuring the musical compositions from John ...
  • Guest Blog: Marcel Walker — Classical Music, Inspiration and the Importance of Superman

    June 10, 2016 Symphonic and classical music entered my world when I was eight years old. It wasn’t in a particularly sophisticated way — if one goes in for notions of art belonging to “high brow” and “low brow” classes, which I don’t — but rather the same way it does for a lot of people. I was ...
  • Howard Shore, Pittsburgh Symphony Explore the Composer’s Career in Music During Final PNC Pops Weekend of Season

    June 9, 2016 Features world premiere of The Hobbit, Four Movements for Symphony Orchestra Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore joins the Pittsburgh Symphony for PNC Pops: The Film Music of Howard Shore on June 24-26. During this one-of-a-kind concert, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the outstanding career and achievements of a true music icon with performances of Shore’s best known ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory-Friendly Performance, ‘Heroes and Inspirations’

    June 9, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present its second sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Heroes and Inspirations,” on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, “Heroes and Inspirations” is designed to provide a welcoming and inclusive concert environment, making it appropriate for families and patrons of all ages including those with ...


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