Tag: Beethoven

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: The “Three Bs” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: The “Three Bs” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

At Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts Friday night, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra started out with a fresh transcription of Bach’s Chaconne from the Violin Partita No. 2 arranged for full orchestra by Hideo Saito. It was a masterpiece to behold visually, but mostly aurally […]

FUSE@PSO Returns to Heinz Hall with Beethoven + Coldplay

FUSE@PSO Returns to Heinz Hall with Beethoven + Coldplay

FUSE@PSO, the new genre-bending early evening concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns on Tuesday, October 6 to Heinz Hall. Series Creative Director Steve Hackman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present a mash-up of Beethoven’s famous “Eroica” Symphony with music from the […]

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s second weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics brings a perennial program favorite, “Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” on September 25-27 at Heinz Hall. This celebration of the “three Bs” features a fresh Bach transcription, arranged for string orchestra by […]

Dovetail the Immortal Beethoven, Stepping Outside the Box

Dovetail the Immortal Beethoven, Stepping Outside the Box

I wear my passion for classical music on my sleeve, and in the audience it’s not often I see the same, with the notable exception being the applause when everyone is enthusiastic. So it was a pleasure to observe two members of the audience one […]

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

“In this music we don’t see a superhero, we see a human being and this is what I see as my mission here,” German violinist Christian Tetzlaff says of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Orchestra in D Major, opus 61, a work he has performed 305 […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Final All-Beethoven Program in BeethovenFest: The Immortal

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Final All-Beethoven Program in BeethovenFest: The Immortal

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven’s most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer’s violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.” Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest with ‘The Revolutionary’ on December 5-7

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest with ‘The Revolutionary’ on December 5-7

PITTSBURGH — The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it’s hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three […]

What is the Greatest?

What is the Greatest?

What is the greatest? When it comes to classical music, which composition should be considered the greatest? Would it be one that you would say is better than all the rest? How fine a line should we draw when we determine what is the greatest? […]

Woman of the Apocalypse Premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Woman of the Apocalypse Premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday with our beloved Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the evening opened with Scottish composer James MacMillan’s “Woman of the Apocalypse.” “Apocalypse” was inspired, by images of many artists such as Dürer, Rubens and Blake, of a mysterious woman described in Chapters 11 and 12 of […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics on June 6-8

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics on June 6-8

PITTSBURGH—The 2013-2014 BNY Mellon Grand Classics series penultimate weekend on June 6-8 brings Music Director Manfred Honeck back to Heinz Hall to conduct a split weekend of programming featuring Mahler’s monumental Ninth Symphony, solos by Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and the Pittsburgh premiere of contemporary composer […]


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