Tag: Ravel

Concert Blog: Deftly Extrapolating the Magic of the Exhibition

Concert Blog: Deftly Extrapolating the Magic of the Exhibition

Sometimes it seems like musicians, or experts in any field, are riding on the spur of the moment. In reality it is us, the audience, who canter into the orchestra hall with high expectations and are riding toward an emotional crescendo when the concert begins. […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 31 & April 2

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ During BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 31 & April 2

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents master works from Mussorgsky, Ravel and Paganini during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” March 31 and April 2 at Heinz Hall. Originally a suite of 10 piano pieces, Modest Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off the New Year with a debut by rising American conductor James Gaffigan and the return of crowd favorite pianist Gabriela Montero on January 23 & 25 during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Wagner’s “Good Friday Spell” at Heinz […]

Poetry, Purity & Impeccable Technique: Stefan Jackiw with the “heart’s jewel”

Poetry, Purity & Impeccable Technique: Stefan Jackiw with the “heart’s jewel”

Heinz Hall was near not nearly at full capacity on Friday night as one would have expected — the program boasted violinist Stefan Jackiw, who is a young artist establishing himself as one of his generation’s most significant and captivating violinists. Jackiw’s performance was phenomenal, […]

Guest Conductor Juraj Valčuha Highlights Romantic-Era Favorites During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert

Guest Conductor Juraj Valčuha Highlights Romantic-Era Favorites During BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert

PITTSBURGH—Guest conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and violinist Stefan Jackiw in a program of romantic-era favorites — as well as a premiere of a new work — on April 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. […]

Leonard Slatkin Leads Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program Featuring Goethe, Dukas, Camilo, Ravel

Leonard Slatkin Leads Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program Featuring Goethe, Dukas, Camilo, Ravel

PITTSBURGH—Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin returns to Heinz Hall to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring French masters and a composer performing his own concerto on March 14-16. Featured in the Disney film “Fantasia” and based on a poem […]

Joann Vosburgh: Swiss Cheese and French Music in Lucerne

Joann Vosburgh: Swiss Cheese and French Music in Lucerne

Following a rainy day yesterday, we awoke to a sunny morning in this picturesque town where the mountains separate the sky from the lake. Even though the day soon turned cloudy, orchestra members reported a number of enjoyable activities between our morning rehearsal and evening […]


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