In partnership with the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh and WQED

PITTSBURGH – For the third season, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) teams with WQED and the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh to present the PSO Book Club.

This season, the Book Club moves to the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at Heinz Hall. The discussions, part of the PSO’s ongoing Explore and Engage activities, are free and open to all ticket holders of the afternoon performance on the Sundays on which the Book Club is held.

Groups will meet at 1:30 p.m. on five Sundays throughout the year to discuss and explore some of the major themes from the 2011-2012 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season. Books range from historical novels and biographies to popular science. WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham leads the discussion, along with PSO musicians.

Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Please call 412.392.4876, or email to register.

Tickets, ranging from $25 to $98, for the Oct. 30 concert can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting the PSO online at

This season’s books include:

OCT. 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
The Man with the Golden Flute: Sir James, a Celtic Minstrel by James Galway
With Rhian Kenny, PSO piccolo

NOV. 27, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
The Tale of the 10002nd Night by Joseph Roth
With James Rodgers, PSO contrabassoon

FEB. 5, 2012
at 1:30 p.m.
The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature by Daniel J. Levitin
With Penny A. Brill, PSO viola

APRIL 1, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
The Student Conductor by Robert Ford
With Jeffrey Turner, PSO bass

JUNE 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Richard Strauss: A Musical Life by Raymond Holden
With Louis Lev, PSO violin

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