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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season with Mahler Symphony No. 5, Return of Noah Bendix-Balgley

    June 2, 2016 Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra close the 2015-2016 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with one of Gustav Mahler’s most well-known symphonies and a performance by former Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley on June 17-19 at Heinz Hall. For the first half of this program, Bendix-Balgley thrills with performances of Mozart’s Rondo in C Major ...
  • 2016-2017 Season of FUSE@PSO Features Music of Drake, Björk and Appearance of Time for Three

    May 27, 2016 FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s genre-bending early evening concert series, returns for its second season with three concerts featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Björk and Drake, and a performance by guest artists Time for Three. The 2016-2017 season goes on sale June 1. Crafted by Creative Director and Conductor Steve Hackman, each FUSE@PSO concert features ...
  • Sights, Sounds of the Earth Featured in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend ‘The Earth: An HD Odyssey’ June 10 & 12

    May 26, 2016 A feast for the eyes and ears, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra pairs a majestic look at our planet with glorious music of John Adams and Richard Strauss during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on June 10 and 12. Costa Rican conductor Giancarlo Guerrero makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with a jam-packed program of cinematic music, ...
  • Noah Bendix-Balgley, Erik Bendix Explore World of Klezmer in Intimate Music for the Spirit Presentation

    May 16, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a special Music for the Spirit community event featuring First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Noah Bendix-Balgley and his father, international folkdance expert Erik Bendix, on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Father & Son: Klezmer Insights is an intimate Music for the ...
  • Manfred Honeck to Receive Honorary Degree from Catholic University of America May 14

    May 4, 2016 Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season, will receive an honorary degree at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 14 as part of the university’s graduation ceremony. The university’s 127th Annual Commencement Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Basilica of ...
  • Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Music from Beloved Strauss Operas During May 13-15 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

    April 28, 2016 Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are known for their performances of the music of Richard Strauss. On May 13-15, music from the composer’s beloved operas, Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier, are center stage during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall. The two wildly different operas provide a unique listening experience. After the world ...
  • Pianist Daniil Trifonov Returns to Heinz Hall for BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series May 6-8

    April 21, 2016 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck welcomes pianist Daniil Trifonov back to the Heinz Hall stage for an encore performance in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics program “Tchaikovsky!,” featuring works by Haydn, Liszt and, of course, Tchaikovsky. The Friday and Sunday concerts will feature Trifonov performing Liszt’s Concerto No.1, an unconventional showpiece that displays Trifonov’s ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Penny Anderson Brill Received Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service

    April 21, 2016 New award made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund to celebrate orchestra musicians and the work they do in their communities Penny Anderson Brill, violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is one of only five exemplary musicians selected by The League of American Orchestras to receive The Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. A ...
  • Reference Recordings to Release ‘Tchaikovsky 6,’ the Latest SACD from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    April 19, 2016 The latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, “Tchaikovsky 6,” a brilliant new interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, will be released in the United States on May 13 and in the United Kingdom on April 29 on the FRESH! series. Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky said of his Symphony No. 6: “I absolutely consider it to be the ...
  • Alec’s Playlist Photo Gallery

    April 19, 2016 Alec Baldwin spent the day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 16 for a one-night-only concert, Alec’s Playlist. It was a special event celebrating the power of live classical music. Thanks to Alec for sharing his time and passion for music with Pittsburgh. An especially big thank you for the donation from the Hilaria ...
  • A Special Message from FUSE@PSO Creative Director Steve Hackman

    April 15, 2016 Tickets to Alec’s Playlist are available at pittsburghsymphony.org/alec or at the Heinz Hall box office (412-392-4900.)
  • Students Shine During Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future and EQT Side-by-Side Programs

    April 14, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future & EQT Student Side-by-Side event will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. The Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future program is a unique opportunity for local high school students to plan and implement a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert, and ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brings Cirque Artistry to Heinz Hall During PNC Pops Series

    April 14, 2016 Cirque de la Symphonie, the sixth concert of the 15-16 PNC Pops Season, is bringing stunning visual displays to the classical concert experience at Heinz Hall on April 29-May 1. The program is a unique form of three-dimensional entertainment, combining classical masterpieces with unbelievable human body performances. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen will ...
  • FUSE@PSO Vibes Abound

    April 12, 2016 This Friday night, April 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert features the genre-defying organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter. Following the concert, at 10 p.m., I’ll be hosting and DJing an after-party in Heinz Hall — remixing the very same music you will have heard at the concert. Drinks, dancing, mash-ups — FUSE@PSO vibes will abound! I’ve been ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016 ‘Summer with the Symphony’ Series

    April 7, 2016 For the second year, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Summer with the Symphony, a diverse selection of concerts with a little something for everyone! Summer heats up at Heinz Hall with collaborations with musical legends Peter Cetera, Nelly, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo; a Classical Summer Party featuring highlights of the upcoming 2016-2017 season and ...


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