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  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK RETURNS TO LEAD PSO IN DRAMATIC RENDITION OF VERDI’S REQUIEM

    November 19, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in dynamic BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts featuring Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem Dec 3-5 at Heinz Hall. While there are those who believe Verdi’s Requiem is too dramatic for sacred music, Honeck insists, “It cannot be dramatic enough.” This powerhouse of extreme emotion and ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK TO CELEBRATE ‘MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT’ WITH FREE PSO CONCERT AT PITTSBURGH’S ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL

    November 11, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in a free Music for the Spirit concert that is part of an annual program of concerts that celebrate the spiritual and universal message of music. The special concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Paul ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK RETURNS FOR POPULAR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND TRADITION: MUSIC BY JOHANN STRAUSS FAMILY

    November 11, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Heinz Hall to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in a hugely popular Thanksgiving weekend tradition: music by the Johann Strauss Family. The BNY Mellon Grand Classic concerts will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. Tickets, ranging from $20 to ...
  • GRAMMY-NOMINATED TRUMPETER CHRIS BOTTI PERFORMS ONE NIGHT ONLY AT HEINZ HALL

    November 11, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Trumpeter Chris Botti, the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist, returns to Heinz Hall for an evening of sensational music. “Highmark Presents Chris Botti” will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30. Tickets range from $29 to $65 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting ...
  • JOHN WILLIAMS CONCERT CANCELED

    November 8, 2010 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announced today that the John Williams pension fund concert scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9 has been canceled. Due to a recent back injury, John Williams will be unable to travel to Pittsburgh to conduct Tuesday’s (Nov. 9) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert. He sends his sincere regrets and his best ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM IN WILKINSBURG

    November 4, 2010 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will present its eighth Community Engagement Concert in the Wilkinsburg community on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Wilkinsburg High School Auditorium. PSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Hong leads the Orchestra in a program featuring violinist Gareth Johnson and that includes the works of Johannes Brahms, Pablo De Sarasate, ...
  • PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR LEONARD SLATKIN RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL TO LEAD PSO IN CONCERTS OF VIVID AMERICAN MUSIC

    November 4, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin returns to Heinz Hall for BNY Mellon Grand Classic concerts featuring vivid American music. The concerts will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office ...
  • PATTI LUPONE’S JUNE CONCERTS MOVED TO NOVEMBER 2011; MICHAEL FEINSTEIN PERFORMS SINATRA AT HEINZ HALL IN JUNE

    November 1, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Due to a programming conflict Patti LuPone’s appearance at Heinz Hall has been moved to Nov. 10-13, 2011. In LuPone’s place, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will present the PNC Pops concerts, “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project,” on June 16-19, 2011 at Heinz Hall. PSO Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct ...
  • JACK EVERLY RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL TO CONDUCT PSO IN PNC POPS CONCERTS CELEBRATING ‘THE MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN’

    October 31, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Jack Everly returns to Heinz Hall to conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a series of stirring PNC Pops concerts celebrating the works of the great American songwriter Irving Berlin. “Rags to Ritzes: The Music of Irving Berlin“ will be at Heinz Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 at ...
  • FINNISH CONDUCTOR SUSANNA MÄLKKI MAKES PSO DEBUT IN BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS CONCERTS WITH SUPERSTAR VIOLIONIST LEILA JOSEFOWICZ

    October 27, 2010 PITTSBURGH – The exciting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki will make her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) when she conducts BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts showcasing violin superstar Leila Josefowicz and the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The concerts will be on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at Heinz ...
  • PSO, MUSICAL AMBASSADOR FIDDLESTICKS JOIN FORCES TO TEACH CHILDREN ‘WHAT MAKES MUSIC’

    October 18, 2010 Soprano Katy Shackleton Williams is soloist; also performing are Children’s Festival Chorus, Moon Area Drum Line, Center for Young Musicians PITTSBURGH – Fiddlesticks, Heinz Hall’s resident musical ambassador to children, appears with Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) for “What Makes Music?” on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11:15 a.m. Children will join ...
  • CONDUCTOR LUDOVIC MORLOT MAKES PSO DEBUT IN BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS CONCERTS FEATURING VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG

    October 14, 2010 PITTSBURGH – French conductor Ludovic Morlot makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut in BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts featuring violinist Sarah Chang at Heinz Hall. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh also will perform at the concerts on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES GIANANDREA NOSEDA AS THE VICTOR DE SABATA GUEST CONDUCTOR CHAIR

    September 9, 2010 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck today announced the creation of the Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Chair for conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Noseda’s appointment to this title is for four years, beginning with the 2010-11 season. The Italian conductor Victor de Sabata was extremely important to the artistic excellence of ...
  • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR LEONARD SLATKIN

    September 7, 2010 PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck announced today that Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin has agreed to extend his current contract through the 2013-2014 Season. An internationally renowned American conductor, Slatkin began as the PSO’s Principal Guest Conductor in September 2008, when Honeck took over as PSO’s Music Director. Slatkin has ...
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK AND THE PSO PERFORM AT LANAUDIERE FESTIVAL

    July 22, 2010 PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), make debut performances at the Lanaudière Festival in Quebec, Canada on July 23 and 24, 2010.    The Lanaudière Festival is the largest classical music festival in Canada, enjoyed by more than 60,000 visitors each year.  Lanaudière has presented the likes of Cecilia Bartoli, ...


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