PITTSBURGHThe public is invited to visit Heinz Hall to enjoy the traditional Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah displays this holiday season.
The tree and menorah are displayed in the Grand Lobby and will be open to public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The holiday decorations also can be viewed by ticket holders attending performances at Heinz Hall this month. All dates are listed below. 
The 22-foot Fraser Fir comes from Rossman Farm in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. It has been decorated in a “Winter Wonderland” theme with gold musical instrument ornaments. The tree was trimmed by Plantscape and was delivered and set up by Eichenlaub, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the holiday sponsor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Heinz Hall will be open to the public on the following dates:
11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1
12/4, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8
12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15
12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22
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The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, known for its artistic excellence for more than 120 years, is credited with a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944 and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machinein 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. Its “Pittsburgh Live!” series with Reference Recordings has resulted in back-to-back Grammy Awards in 2015 and 2016. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 — including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America—the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
HEINZ HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Heinz Hall hosts many events that do not feature its world-renowned Orchestra including Broadway shows, popular touring artists, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.
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Contact: Laura D. Soldati, Interim Director of Public Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsoldati@pittsburghsymphony.org
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