Tag: Shostakovich

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the Music of St. Petersburg June 9 & 11 at Heinz Hall

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the Music of St. Petersburg June 9 & 11 at Heinz Hall

  The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. During the 2016-2017 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony explored the music […]

Concert Blog: Stepping out of the Silver Screen: Alec Baldwin with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: Stepping out of the Silver Screen: Alec Baldwin with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Entering Heinz Hall last Saturday, I was immediately struck by the array of speakers cascaded around the back of the stage, in captivating contrast of spotless white and black. I realized it was indeed to be used by the organ for Cameron Carpenter’s selection to […]

Concert Blog: A Dazzling Debut: Carpenter Plays Rachmaninoff

Concert Blog: A Dazzling Debut: Carpenter Plays Rachmaninoff

What could dazzle a Friday night crowd at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra almost as much as the glamour of Heinz Hall of Performing Arts and the debut of a groundbreaking organist?…The organist’s magnificently sparkling shoes! The shoes were certainly fabulous but it was truly Cameron […]

After-Party DJ Set on April 15—Cameron Carpenter/Rachmaninoff/Shostakovich/Pittsburgh Symphony

After-Party DJ Set on April 15—Cameron Carpenter/Rachmaninoff/Shostakovich/Pittsburgh Symphony

Great stuff happening, folks! The dynamic, maverick organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter is appearing next weekend with the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing his own transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, on an organ of his own design. Music Director Manfred Honeck will then lead […]

Organist Cameron Carpenter Debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During BNY Mellon Grand Classics April 15 & 17

Organist Cameron Carpenter Debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During BNY Mellon Grand Classics April 15 & 17

Rachmaninoff’s inventive Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini moves from piano to organ when Western Pennsylvania native and stereotype-smashing organist Cameron Carpenter makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend April 15 and 17 at Heinz Hall. This weekend […]

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, […]


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