PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is giving patrons an opportunity to enjoy a popular Thanksgiving tradition with their families at Heinz Hall. Children, ages 6-18, will be admitted free to the concerts at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, when their parent buys a regular priced ticket.
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the PSO on Thanksgiving weekend in a crowd-pleasing program that includes waltzes and polkas by the Strauss families, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, as well as works by Otto Nicolai, Pablo De Sarasate and Fritz Kreisler.
The newly appointed Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will for the first time play two spectacular virtuosic pieces. World-acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes returns to Heinz Hall as a guest soloist for the first time since 2001. The concerts, part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics series, will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Honeck decided to make this offer so PSO patrons could enjoy this family-friendly concert with their children during Thanksgiving.
Up to four free tickets are available to children, ages 6-18, per household with the purchase of at least one regular-priced ticket. The offer is valid only for the performances on Nov. 25 and Nov. 27 at Heinz Hall. This offer is not valid on previously purchased/held tickets or in conjunction with any other offer. Limited supply available and certain restrictions apply. Tickets must be purchased in-person at the Heinz Hall box office at 600 Penn Ave., downtown, or by phone at 412.392.4900. The PSO does not recommend bringing children under the age of six to BNY Mellon Grand Classics performances. Every person entering the hall must have a ticket.