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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra names new concertmaster

    July 16, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck today announced the appointment of Noah Bendix-Balgley as concertmaster. He replaces Andrés Cárdenes, who retired in 2010 after serving 21 years as PSO’s concertmaster. “It is fantastic news that Noah is joining the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,” Music Director Manfred Honeck said. “He is an ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS RATIFY NEW THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

    June 14, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and its musicians today announced a new three-year contract between the PSO and members of Local 60-471 of the American Federation of Musicians. This agreement comes three months before the Sept. 4 expiration date of the current contract. The new contract takes effect Sept. 5, 2011, and runs through ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS FREE CONCERTS AT ALLEGHENY COUNTY PARKS

    June 8, 2011 Saturday, July 2 at South Park Sunday, July 3 at Hartwood Acres PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will be performing free concerts on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 as a part of Allegheny County’s Parks Series. PSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong will lead both concerts. The concert on Saturday, July 2, at South Park will ...
  • HEINZ HALL GARDEN CAFÉ OPENS FOR SERVICE JUNE 6

    June 3, 2011 Garden Happy Hours begin Wednesday, June 8 PITTSBURGH – The Garden Café at Heinz Hall will be open for service, beginning Monday, June 6. Café service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The menu offers wraps, cold sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options and a daily hot entrée special. Patrons can also enjoy ...
  • MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, MARVIN HAMLISCH, PSO TEAM UP TO PRESENT OL’ BLUE EYES’ SONGS IN ‘SINATRA PROJECT’

    June 2, 2011 June 16-19 at Heinz Hall PITTSBURGH – Five-time Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein will join Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at Heinz Hall in June for a night of songs made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes. “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project” features Feinstein’s smooth vocal stylings as he performs the beloved songbook ...
  • BEST-SELLING R&B GROUP BOYZ II MEN HEADLINES PSO COMMUNITY PARTNERS CONCERT

    June 2, 2011 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23 at Heinz Hall PITTSBURGH – Boyz II Men, one of the biggest selling American R&B groups of all time, will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Eighth Annual Community Partners Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Heinz Hall, performing with the PSO in the second half of the concert. PSO ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNS TO PERFORM IN PITTSBURGH’S HILL DISTRICT

    May 26, 2011 Concert at newly renovated Kaufmann Center, Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) returns to Pittsburgh’s Hill District for a fourth annual Community Engagement Concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 at the Kaufmann Center. Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong leads an orchestra comprised of PSO musicians in a program featuring PSO ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK LEADS PSO IN FINAL 2010-2011 BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS CONCERTS

    May 23, 2011 June 3, 4 concerts feature world premiere of Alan Fletcher concerto commissioned by PSO for principal bassoon Nancy Goeres Guest pianist Emanuel Ax closes season with Beethoven, June 10-12 PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in the final two BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert weekends of the 2010-2011 season at ...
  • RESIDENT CONDUCTOR LAWRENCE LOH LEADS PSO IN POPS, CLASSICAL CONCERTS IN MARYLAND

    May 19, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will travel to the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival at the Wisp Resort near Deep Creek, Md., in July for two concerts led by PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. Loh will conduct the PSO at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, in a Pops concert highlighted by the works of composers ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM CLASSICAL, POPS CONCERTS IN PHILADELPHIA

    May 17, 2011 Marvin Hamlisch conducts Pops concert starring Martin Short; Arild Remmereit leads PSO in all Beethoven program featuring teen pianist Teo Gheorghiu as guest soloist PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will return to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia for the first time in 35 years to perform classical and Pops concerts ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ADDS SPECIAL ‘CELTIC WOMAN’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT

    May 12, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform beloved Christmas songs in a special concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) this year. “Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration with the PSO” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ranging from $35 to $100, are currently only available for ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FLUTE

    May 11, 2011 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck on Wednesday announced that Lorna McGhee had been named principal flute. McGhee, of Vancouver, British Columbia, will officially begin with the orchestra in January 2012. She, however, will appear with the PSO on the upcoming tour of Europe and during the 2011-2012 season. She ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNVEILS NEW WORK OF ART AT HEINZ HALL GARDEN

    May 11, 2011 Sculpture is British artist Angela Conner’s second at Heinz Hall PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) on Wednesday unveiled famed British sculptor Angela Conner’s newest work of art at the Garden Plaza at Heinz Hall. The steel sculpture, titled Arpeggio, is a gift to the PSO and the city from the Drue Heinz Trust.  ATI ...
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival after 34-year hiatus

    May 5, 2011 Pittsburgh – Today at a joint press conference, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Dollar Bank and Peoples Natural Gas announced a special free concert as part of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 6 p.m. The outdoor community performance at Point State Park will mark the ...
  • VIOLIN VIRTUOSO ITZHAK PERLMAN RETURNS TO PERFORM, CONDUCT PSO FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

    May 4, 2011 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at Heinz Hall PITTSBURGH – World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Heinz Hall this month to perform in and conduct an evening of exceptional music. This special concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Tickets, ranging from $29 to $99, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall ...


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