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Concert Blog: Midori with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: Midori with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Traveling to Pittsburgh to attend a concert filled with classical music is always like a journey through a magical world filled with spellbinding musical concoctions vividly unwinding before my ears. This evening was no exception, my rendezvous with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred […]

Violinist Midori to Offer Masterclass at West Virginia University on February 6

Violinist Midori to Offer Masterclass at West Virginia University on February 6

As part of her trip to West Virginia University to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on the Canady Symphony Series, violin superstar Midori will offer a violin masterclass on February 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Bloch Hall of the WVU College of […]

Midori to Perform in New Castle as Part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series

Midori to Perform in New Castle as Part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Scottish Rite Cathedral Series

Violin superstar Midori first captured hearts and minds of audiences 30 years ago as an 11-year-old virtuoso. And on February 4, she travels to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the Scottish Rite Cathedral […]

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s second weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics brings a perennial program favorite, “Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” on September 25-27 at Heinz Hall. This celebration of the “three Bs” features a fresh Bach transcription, arranged for string orchestra by […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Violinist Nicola Benedetti Back to BNY Mellon Grand Classics

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Violinist Nicola Benedetti Back to BNY Mellon Grand Classics

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will feature renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti in “Isle of the Dead,” a BNY Mellon Grand Classics subscription weekend on October 31–November 2. Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation, with an array of performances […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Obtains 1732 Bergonzi Violin

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Obtains 1732 Bergonzi Violin

PITTSBURGH – What’s in a name? For Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, it’s a violin with tremendous sound and a historic pedigree. Bendix-Balgley recently purchased a 1732 Carlo Bergonzi violin from J&A Beare, a dealer in London, after more than a year of searching […]

Noah Bendix-Balgley: Portraying Strauss’ Wife

Noah Bendix-Balgley: Portraying Strauss’ Wife

This European tour has been particularly exciting for me because we are performing Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben in many of our concerts. In addition to its status as one of the greatest tone poems, Heldenleben also features the perhaps the biggest and most challenging concertmaster solo […]

Alison Fujito: Stars and Heroes

Alison Fujito: Stars and Heroes

I have something embarrassing to admit. I’m just a teeny bit star-struck. The reason this is potentially embarrassing is because I’ve scolded students who show signs of star-struck-ness. “Now, look, ________ [insert name of star here] is not a hero, he puts his pants on […]

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

The final concert of our 2012 European Residency Tour was in Luxembourg. I arrived in the late afternoon before the concert with some orchestra colleagues. I hailed a taxi at the train station, and the taxi driver immediately recognized us as musicians from our instrument […]

Recital? More a tour de force

Recital? More a tour de force

“Recital” sounds so formal, like a recitation of facts or demonstration of knowledge. As it turns out, a recital at the symphony is much more — a transcendent experience.


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