Tag: Percussion

Concert Blog: I Know You, We’ve Met Before

Concert Blog: I Know You, We’ve Met Before

Meet the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 100+ of the finest musicians with skills beyond compare. Tonight they are assembled before us, getting ready to play three selections old and new. They amble in one by one, and begin to warm up. As I approach my seat […]

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Music from Beloved Strauss Operas During May 13-15 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Music from Beloved Strauss Operas During May 13-15 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

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 […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Has Got the Beat During ‘BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stewart Copeland Debuts’ on February 19 and 21

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Has Got the Beat During ‘BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stewart Copeland Debuts’ on February 19 and 21

Percussion moves from the back and takes center stage during the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Stewart Copeland Debuts,” February 19 and 21 at Heinz Hall. Brazilian-born guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, music director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, […]

Community Brass Players Invited to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Brass N’at

Community Brass Players Invited to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Brass N’at

PITTSBURGH – As part of Neighborhood Week, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering community brass players of all ages a unique opportunity to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony brass and percussion sections on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. This […]

Drumset on Display at Heinz Hall for “Alternative Energy”

Drumset on Display at Heinz Hall for “Alternative Energy”

During concerts on May 15-17, 2015, the Pittsburgh Symphony performed Alternative Energy by Composer of the Year Mason Bates. The first movement, “Ford’s Farm, 1896,” evokes a rustic midwestern junkyard in the late 19th century by using a bluesy fiddle and a “drumset” made of car parts. […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2017 EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Fellow

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2017 EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians Fellow

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra named percussionist Torrell Moss as its sixth EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM) Fellow. He begins his two-year fellowship in September. Created in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the EQT Orchestra Training Program for African […]


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