Music 101 Announces 2013-2014 Season of Lunchtime Lectures

PITTSBURGH – Music aficionados and fans of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will once again have the opportunity to gain an “insider’s view” of the orchestra this season through Music 101, a series of informal lunchtime lectures. Presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association (PSA), Music 101 gives attendees the chance to interact with and learn from symphony musicians, conductors, composers and key staff.

This season’s schedule of presenters includes:

  • Oct. 10—Michael Rusinek, Clarinet: “Clarinet Colors”
  • Nov. 6—Tatjana Mead Chamis, Viola: “Inner Voice”
  • Feb. 19—Robert Moir, Artistic Planning: “Adventures in Programming”
  • March 20—Rebecca Cherian, Trombone: “From the Back Row”
  • May 7—Noah Bendix-Balgley, Concertmaster: “Concertmaster: The Symphony’s Quarterback”

Music 101 lectures are at 12:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Parker Simmons Regency Rooms of Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh. A $2 admission fee benefits the Pittsburgh Symphony, and complimentary beverages and desserts are provided. Attendees are encouraged to “brown bag” their lunch or purchase one from The Common Plea for $8. To order lunch or for more information, call 412-361-3346 or email can be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling 412-566-4190 or visiting

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