Tag: Prokofiev

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 […]

Canady Symphony Series Closes Season with ‘Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev’ Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck

Canady Symphony Series Closes Season with ‘Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev’ Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck

PITTSBURGH — Let your mind dance and your heart swell with symphonic suites from two of the world’s most famous ballet scores during “Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev” on March 2, the final concert of the Canady Symphony Series season at West Virginia University. Music director Manfred […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Musical Storytelling at its Best During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Musical Storytelling at its Best During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend

PITTSBURGH – Let your mind dance and your heart swell with symphonic suites from two of the world’s most famous ballet scores during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on February 27 through March 1 at Heinz Hall. Music director Manfred Honeck weaves tales […]

Spend ‘A Night in Russia’ with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Spend ‘A Night in Russia’ with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

PITTSBURGH — Passion, fascination, intrigue and romance await you at Heinz Hall during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: A Night in Russia on January 30 through February 1. Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbański, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony […]

Maestro Gianandrea Noseda Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics with Casella, Prokofiev & Schumann

Maestro Gianandrea Noseda Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics with Casella, Prokofiev & Schumann

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda join with multi-award winning pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, for a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program infused with the power of hope, comedy and tragedy. The program runs Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 at Heinz […]

The most amazing rendition of Prokofiev’s second piano concerto

The most amazing rendition of Prokofiev’s second piano concerto

I received an email today from a friend who had just read my latest post to the Pittsburgh Symphony blog. He asked: “Did you or will you write anything about last week’s performance? That Russian kid did the most amazing rendition of Prokofiev’s second piano […]

Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Shines Spotlight on a Pittsburgh Composer of the Year

Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Shines Spotlight on a Pittsburgh Composer of the Year

German violinist Arabella Steinbacher returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics with Prokofiev concerto PITTSBURGH—Venerable guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a diverse BNY Mellon Grand Classics program on Nov. 8-10. This emotional concert opens with the American […]

The Canady Symphony Series at WVU Kicks Off with Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian Masterpieces

The Canady Symphony Series at WVU Kicks Off with Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian Masterpieces

Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the Canady Symphony Series at WVU audience to early 20th-century Russia with […]

Russian Masterpieces Take Center Stage with Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Russian Masterpieces Take Center Stage with Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the BNY Mellon Grand Classics audience to early 20th-century Russia with the music […]


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