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Concert Review: Cirque de la Symphonie: A Fairy Tale in Perpetual Motion

Concert Review: Cirque de la Symphonie: A Fairy Tale in Perpetual Motion

Have you ever fancied running away from home and joining the circus? Imagine a wonderland of octopus tattoos, emerald peacock earrings, red velvet carpet and a crown of rose petal flowers. As the audience, as eclectic as the evening’s performance, settled in to their seats, the […]

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 […]

Pictures from the Floating World

Pictures from the Floating World

I find it quite exciting to experience new classical pieces for the first time, especially a new composition like the one by David Ludwig: “Pictures from the Floating World, for Bassoon and Orchestra.” This was classical in the old style, akin to the Debussy romantic music from which the […]

The Romance of Schumann: Joyce Yang and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Romance of Schumann: Joyce Yang and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The magnificent and awe-inspiring architecture and ornamentation that defines Heinz Hall can sometimes be distracting during a long performance. But when pianist Joyce Yang began the evening with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54 she drew the attention away from the physical atmosphere […]

A Night in Russia with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

A Night in Russia with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Since American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley appeared onto the international scene, and became our beloved Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster, he has lived up to expectations of a musical prodigy to become one of the prominent faces of classical music worldwide. Polish conductor, Krzysztof Urbański was making his Heinz […]


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