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  • Indigo Girls to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in April 2015

    December 19, 2014 Tickets go on sale January 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH – The Indigo Girls will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only performance of their greatest hits — with an orchestral twist — on April 30, 2015 at Heinz Hall. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

    December 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced this month that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Pittsburgh Symphony is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support commission and performance of new orchestral works. This grant will support the premieres ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Conduct at Vatican

    December 10, 2014 PITTSBURGH—For the first time, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on December 24. Honeck will lead an orchestra composer of musicians from Rome and throughout the world in Et Incarnatus Est from Mozart’s Mass in C ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Grammy Award for Dvořák/Janáček Release

    December 5, 2014 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for its Dvořák/Janáček release from Reference Recordings’ FRESH! label. This well-reviewed SACD features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, performing Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and the symphonic suite from Jenůfa by Janáček. Recorded live ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Pops Tradition to Scottish Rite Cathedral on December 18

    December 4, 2014 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast of guest artists ring in the holiday season during Holiday Pops at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle on December 18 at 8 p.m. Renowned conductor Todd Ellison returns after wowing audiences during his Holiday Pops debut last December. Classic carols, such as “Sleigh Ride,” ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Fawzi Haimor to Leave Resident Conductor Post at End of 2014-2015 Season

    December 4, 2014 PITTSBURGH—Fawzi Haimor, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has announced he will be leaving the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 season. “My years with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have been invaluable,” says Haimor, who joined the symphony as assistant conductor in 2012 and was promoted to resident conductor at the ...
  • Hark! Highmark Holiday Pops Returns to Heinz Hall with Seasonal Music and a Festive Roster of Guest Artists

    December 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of guest artists ring in the holiday season during Highmark Holiday Pops on December 12-14 and December 20 & 21. Audiences also can enjoy Heinz Hall decorated beautifully for the holidays, complete with a 25-foot tree in the Grand Lobby! Renowned ...
  • Public Invited to Enjoy Christmas Tree and Menorah at Heinz Hall

    December 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH—The public is invited to Heinz Hall to enjoy the majestic Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah 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. on the following days: December 4-5, December 8-10, December 12, and December 15-19. The ...
  • The Tallis Scholars Join Pittsburgh Symphony Brass for Special Holiday Performance at Heinz Hall on December 10

    November 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH – Fresh off a successful world tour of 99 events in 80 different venues throughout 16 countries, the Tallis Scholars return to Heinz Hall for a holiday performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall. The leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music, this concert, conducted by Tallis Scholars ...
  • Celtic Thunder Brings First-Ever Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall on December 9

    November 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH – Celtic singing sensation Celtic Thunder takes the Heinz Hall stage on December 9 for their first symphony tour. The group will perform with the full Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this one-night-only holiday performance. Hear songs from their 2013 chart-topping album “Christmas Voices” featuring songs ranging from “Away in a Manger” and “O Holy Night” ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ‘Once Upon a Time’ Gala Nominated for Special Events Award

    November 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH—The 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala and Soiree, “Once Upon a Time,” has been nominated for a 2015 Gala Award by Special Events magazine. This annual event, which raises funds for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s education and community engagement programs, has been nominated in the “Best Fundraising Event” category. The symphony event is the only ...
  • Silk Road Ensemble with Cello Superstar Yo-Yo Ma to Play Heinz Hall on February 25

    November 24, 2014 Ticket go on sale December 8 PITTSBURGH – The ancient Silk Road takes a new route through Heinz Hall on February 25 when cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma and his music collective bring their unique program to Pittsburgh. The Silk Road Ensemble, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, is a group of performers and composers from more than ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest with ‘The Revolutionary’ on December 5-7

    November 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it’s hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three weekends devoted to Beethoven’s life and works, Maestro Manfred Honeck ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra in December

    November 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on December 11-13 and 16 in a program featuring Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7. Honeck’s last appearance with the Chicago Symphony was in 2012 in a program of Strauss, Beethoven and Dvořák. Honeck will conduct three masterpieces from the Austro-German ...
  • Igudesman & Joo Bring Their Madcap Musical Mayhem to the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on November 28 & 30

    November 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH – Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, Igudesman & Joo (Aleksey Igudesman, violin, and Hyung-ki Joo, piano) have shaken up the classical music world with their unique and hilarious performances. For the first time, they’re bringing their uproarious and virtuosic sketch show, BIG Nightmare Music, to Pittsburgh when they ...


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