Tag: BNY Mellon Grand Classics

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

I wanted to be prepared for my evening at the symphony. First I listened to several versions of the Sibelius 5. Then I went to the official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, chief conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and guest conductor for this […]

Violin Superstar Midori Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for BNY Mellon Grand Classics February 3 & 5

Violin Superstar Midori Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for BNY Mellon Grand Classics February 3 & 5

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. She returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 2004 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on February 3 & […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Completes Trilogy of NASA Films with ‘Dvořák’s New World’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend October 14-16

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Completes Trilogy of NASA Films with ‘Dvořák’s New World’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend October 14-16

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 […]

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Summer with an HD Odyssey through Space

Concert Blog: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Summer with an HD Odyssey through Space

Ever since the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returned from its European world tour, summer has settled in and decided to stay in the city of Pittsburgh. Surrounding Heinz Hall is a frenzy of frenetic activity. From the heavy winds to the smell of too much ketchup to […]

Sights, Sounds of the Earth Featured in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend ‘The Earth: An HD Odyssey’ June 10 & 12

Sights, Sounds of the Earth Featured in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend ‘The Earth: An HD Odyssey’ June 10 & 12

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 […]

Pianist Daniil Trifonov Returns to Heinz Hall for BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series May 6-8

Pianist Daniil Trifonov Returns to Heinz Hall for BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series May 6-8

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 […]

Concert Blog: Cameron Carpenter and the International Touring Organ

Concert Blog: Cameron Carpenter and the International Touring Organ

Sometimes in music it really matters that everything is connected in a deep way, in that the pieces are organic so that what comes out of one parameter infests the other and it becomes a unified object. Sunday afternoon at  Heinz Hall for the Performing […]

Concert Blog: Emanuel Ax Play Brahms

Concert Blog: Emanuel Ax Play Brahms

Friday’s concert at Heinz Hall for Performing Arts featured the brilliant Polish virtuoso Emanuel Ax in a performance of Brahms’ Concerto No.2 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 83 and the  Pittsburgh Symphony’s Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck who led the orchestra in works by […]

When the Musicians Smile

When the Musicians Smile

Sometimes, a performance focuses on something specific, like a composer or an era. Sometimes, it focuses on an idea. Sometimes, though, it simply focuses on the music itself. Friday night’s Pittsburgh Symphony concert, led by Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä of the Minnesota Orchestra, did just […]

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. Composed […]


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