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  • Watch Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Perform LIVE from Berlin at Heinz Hall May 22

    April 6, 2016 Be part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 European Tour from the comfort of a seat at Heinz Hall! On May 22 at 2 p.m. EST, Pittsburghers can cheer on their home orchestra while watching a concert with a simulcast live from Berlin, Germany. Direct from the world-famous Berlin Philharmonie, this concert features Music Director Manfred ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announced 2016-2017 Season of Fiddlesticks Family Concerts

    April 6, 2016 Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2016-2017 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts series. This season will introduce children to a world of music as Fiddlesticks, the symphony’s feline musical ambassador to children, takes audiences on a journey through music in the home, in the community and around the world. Fiddlesticks celebrates ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Scottish Rite Cathedral Series Season

    April 4, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series celebrates its 16th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season with a diverse selection of concerts that hit all the right notes. The season opens on Thursday, December 15 with one of the most festive nights of the year — Holiday Pops! Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong leads the Pittsburgh Symphony ...
  • Pianist Emanuel Ax at CAPA

    April 1, 2016 While in Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Emanuel Ax took some time and spent the afternoon on March 31 with students at CAPA High School in Pittsburgh. Ax will perform Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Pittsburgh Symphony on April 1-3. Tickets are available at pittsburghsymphony.org.
  • Organist Cameron Carpenter Debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During BNY Mellon Grand Classics April 15 & 17

    March 31, 2016 Rachmaninoff’s inventive Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini moves from piano to organ when Western Pennsylvania native and stereotype-smashing organist Cameron Carpenter makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend April 15 and 17 at Heinz Hall. This weekend features the U.S. premiere of Carpenter’s own transcription of Rhapsody on ...
  • Alec Baldwin Hosts Concert with Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    March 31, 2016 Actor, director and producer Alec Baldwin is known for being passionate about many subjects, from politics to horses in Central Park, but one of his biggest passions is classical music. Baldwin will share his love for Mahler, Berlioz and more in a special one-night-only concert, “Alec’s Playlist,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Music ...
  • Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy’s Invites Families to ‘Play!’

    March 24, 2016 The 2015-2016 season of Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy’s concludes with a joyful celebration of play on Saturday, April 9 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall. Fiddlesticks is all about the fun that musical play can bring — whether it is playing an instrument, creating or improvising music, playing with sound or playing games on ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Movie Music at Scottish Rite Cathedral April 9

    March 24, 2016 Thrill to award-winning movie music during The Ultimate Oscars with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the final concert of the 2015-2016 Scottish Rite Cathedral Series season on Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. Assistant Conductor Andrés Franco will lead the orchestra in a celebration of 50 years of Oscar-winning scores. From John Williams to John Barry, ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Windborne’s Music of David Bowie

    March 21, 2016 Tickets go on sale Monday, March 28 This summer, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates a rock giant whose five-decade career left an indelible mark on music — David Bowie. The Music of David Bowie will be presented on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Considered by critics, musicians and fans as an innovator, Bowie’s career ...
  • Pianist Emanuel Ax Returns to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series April 1-3

    March 17, 2016 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck welcomes beloved pianist Emanuel Ax back to the Heinz Hall stage in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and choral favorites from Orff, Bernstein, Verdi and Boito. Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 is an epic 50-minute work, written two decades after Brahms’ first concerto ...
  • Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo to Rock Out with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 30

    March 16, 2016 Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes two rock legends to the Heinz Hall stage this summer when Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the orchestra for an evening of rock hits with a symphonic twist on Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Benatar and Giraldo’s 35-year partnership has created some of ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Musicians to Perform at Bicentennial Gallery Crawl March 18

    March 16, 2016 Gallery Crawl is part of the City of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebrations Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brass section will perform as part of the special Bicentennial Gallery Crawl, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, on Friday, March 18. The Crawl runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at various locations downtown. The Pittsburgh Symphony musicians will join ...
  • Conductor Osmo Vänskä discusses the March 11 & 13, 2016 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

    March 11, 2016 To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/sibelius
  • Violinist James Ehnes discusses the March 11 & 13, 2016 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

    March 11, 2016 To learn more, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/sibelius
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Travels to Perform in Aspen this Summer

    March 10, 2016 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, will be in residence at the Aspen Music Festival and School this summer and perform three concerts in the festival’s 2000-seat signature venue, the Benedict Music Tent. The orchestra will perform August 23, 24 and 25, and will be joined by violinist Pinchas Zuckerman and Pittsburgh ...


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