PITTSBURGH – Boyz II Men, one of the biggest selling American R&B groups of all time, will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Eighth Annual Community Partners Concert at 7:30 p.m., June 23 at Heinz Hall, performing with the PSO in the second half of the concert.

Best known for their ballads and a cappella harmonies, Boyz II Men has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, making the trio one of the most successful R&B groups of all time.

More details about the concert, including other guest artists, will be announced soon. PSO Resident Conductor, Lawrence Loh, will conduct the performance.

The Community Partners Program is an annual collaboration between the PSO and Pittsburgh area nonprofit organizations. All proceeds from designated ticket sales to this concert are donated to partner organizations, allowing them to raise a significant amount of funding. These concerts have raised more than $539,000 for partnering nonprofits since 2004. The PSO donates the orchestra services, and secures corporate sponsors to underwrite out-of-pocket costs associated with guest artist services and concert production. The PSO would like to recognize and thank Giant Eagle for their lead sponsorship of the Eighth Annual Community Partners Program.

Tickets range from $25.75 to $95.75 and will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 1. In the PSO’s Community Partners Program, twenty-five Pittsburgh area nonprofits sign on as “Partners” for the concert. Each Partner is asked to sell at least 50 tickets to the performance. Patrons may also go to or call the PSO box office at 412.392.4900 or 800.743.8560 to buy tickets and earmark the cost of their ticket purchase to benefit a participating Partner nonprofit of choice.

This year, the partner organizations are: Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD), African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA, Amachi Pittsburgh, Cancer Caring Center, Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc., East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM), Focus On Renewal, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading & Cultural Center, Mission Vision, Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing, Pittsburgh Community Television, PLEA, Renaissance City Choirs, Salvation Army, Tickets for Kids Charities, Transitional Services, Inc., Urban Impact Foundation, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Ursuline Senior Services, Ward Home, Inc., Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

1 Comment

  • Elizabeth Albright
    Posted May 26, 2011

    What is the process for applying to become a partner organization?

    Elizabeth Albright
    The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir

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