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  • Michael Bolton to Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    November 7, 2013 PITTSBURGH – Multiple Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton will perform “Holiday and Hits with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra” in a special one-night only performance, led by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor, on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, timeless style and charm, this concert will be ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Plays the Music of Danny Elfman

    November 4, 2013 Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton to be conducted by Ted Sperling  PITTSBURGH – Listen and watch as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brings life to Danny Elfman’s famous film scores, accompanied by the visuals of Tim Burton’s original film sketches and film clips on the big screen. This new orchestra event comes to ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Names Recording Engineer

    November 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Heinz Hall are pleased to announce the appointment of Harold F. Chambers III to the position of recording engineer. He will join the symphony for its 2013-14 season and will principally be responsible for recording all of subscription series concerts, which will be the basis of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director to Guest Conduct in Philadelphia and Los Angeles

    October 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH—In November, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead performances of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Both engagements are debuts for Honeck—his first time leading the Philadelphia Orchestra and his first time conducting at Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has led the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2007. On Nov. 14-16, Honeck will ...
  • Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Brings the Music of Barbra Streisand to Heinz Hall

    October 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH – The second concert of the PNC Pops season celebrates one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists with one of America’s great multi-talented stars of stage and screen when Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook on Nov. 14-17 at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Callaway, a Platinum award-winning singer-songwriter, crafts ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Puts Pittsburgh in the Spotlight with Composers of the Year

    October 29, 2013 PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Composer of the Year for the 2013-2014 season is eight composers—all of them based in Pittsburgh and connected to higher education. During the 2013-2014 season, the Year of Pittsburgh Composers will feature the works of David Stock, Leonardo Balada, Nancy Galbraith, Patrick Burke, Bomi Jang, Mathew Rosenblum, Reza Vali and Amy Williams. ...
  • Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Shines Spotlight on a Pittsburgh Composer of the Year

    October 28, 2013 German violinist Arabella Steinbacher returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics with Prokofiev concerto PITTSBURGH—Venerable guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a diverse BNY Mellon Grand Classics program on Nov. 8-10. This emotional concert opens with the American premiere of “Symphony of Sorrows” by Leonardo Balada, one of the Pittsburgh ...
  • Conductor Nikolaj Znaider discusses the October 25 & 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

    October 24, 2013 Conductor Nikolaj Znaider discusses the October 25 & 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts Click here to purchase tickets
  • Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley discusses his recently acquired 1732 Bergonzi Violin

    October 23, 2013 Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley discusses his recently acquired 1732 Bergonzi Violin that he will debut at the October 25 & 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts. Click here to purchase tickets
  • Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley discusses the October 25 & 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

    October 23, 2013 Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley discusses Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra to be played on the October 25 & 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • The Canady Symphony Series at WVU Kicks Off with Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian Masterpieces

    October 21, 2013 Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the Canady Symphony Series at WVU audience to early 20th-century Russia with the music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff on Nov. 4. One of the ...
  • Russian Masterpieces Take Center Stage with Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    October 21, 2013 Young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut PITTSBURGH—Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the BNY Mellon Grand Classics audience to early 20th-century Russia with the music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff on Nov. 1-3. One of the rising stars ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Obtains 1732 Bergonzi Violin

    October 16, 2013 PITTSBURGH – What’s in a name? For Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, it’s a violin with tremendous sound and a historic pedigree. Bendix-Balgley recently purchased a 1732 Carlo Bergonzi violin from J&A Beare, a dealer in London, after more than a year of searching for a new instrument. “Everywhere I went, I tried violins—I tried more ...
  • Photos from the Once Upon a Time Gala

    October 15, 2013 The Once Upon a Time Gala with soloist Yo-Yo Ma on Sept. 27 was a smashing success—thank you to all those who attended and celebrated with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Below are some photos from this year’s event…mark your calendar for the next Gala on Sept. 13, 2014!
  • Conductor Nikolaj Znaider Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series for Mendelssohn, Bruch and Schumann

    October 14, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley featured in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy PITTSBURGH—Praised by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during his 2011-2012 conducting debut for his “graceful” baton work, Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Heinz Hall stage to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts on Oct. 25 and 27. Joining Znaider onstage, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley ...


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