Fiddlesticks Family Concert: Summer Escape
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Whether it's a trip to the beach or a journey West, summer is a time for escaping normal routines for family fun in new places. Fiddlesticks helps prepare us for the summer travel season with music that transports listeners to far-away destinations. Enjoy John Williams' rousing overture from The Cowboys, selections from Ferde Grofe's majestic Grand Canyon Suite, and swashbuckling melodies from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Date: 05/30/2015
Time: 11:15 am
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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BeethovenFest: The Immortal
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Some say that Beethoven had difficulty writing melodies, yet his Violin Concerto abounds with beautiful tunes, each as serene and good-humored as the next. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff solos with Manfred Honeck conducting. Beethoven once again redefined the symphonic form through the inclusion of a chorus in his monumental Symphony No. 9, ending with the Ode to Joy, the deaf composer's celebration of life and universal brotherhood. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a quartet of vocal soloists join the PSO.
Date: 06/05/2015 -          06/07/2015
06/05 - 7:30 pm
06/06 - 7:30 pm
06/07 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Mahler's "Titan" (Season Finale)
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Liszt's demanding Piano Concerto #2. Mahler’s Symphony #1 begins almost inaudibly, includes a parody of "Frere Jacques" as a funeral march, and ends in a blaze of glory. The program opens with Alan Fletcher's third concerto for the PSO's woodwind principals, this time featuring Principal Oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida.
Date: 06/12/2015 -          06/14/2015
06/12 - 7:30 pm
06/12 - 7:30 pm
06/12 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival begins with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Host Gloria Reuben and conductor Jeff Tyzik welcome local jazz masters Roger Humphries, David Budway, Sean Jones and others. Ramsey Lewis and Kurt Elling join the PSO in the music of Billy Strayhorn, George Benson and Henry Mancini, among others. PSO bassist Jeffrey Grubbs will perform the Ray Brown Suite. Guests can see clips from a new PBS documentary celebrating Pittsburgh's jazz legacy. Pre-concert gala at 6 p.m.
Date: 06/16/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Brahms + Radiohead
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
This program features a mash-up of two masterpieces separated by more than 100 years — Brahms' First Symphony and Radiohead's OK Computer. Songs from the latter are intricately woven into the former, fusing together a "hybrid" sound. Conductor: Steve Hackman, creative director of FUSE. The Heinz Hall garden opens at 5 pm for pre-concert beats, food & drinks.
Date: 06/24/2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Celebrate Pittsburgh
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The PSO's first sensory-friendly performance is designed for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities or other disabilities. They can enjoy a symphony performance together with family and friends in a welcoming, inclusive and relaxed environment. Pre-concert activities include dancing, playing instruments in a sound exploratorium and meeting musicians, specially designed pre-visit materials, quiet rooms, and a resource fair featuring local programs and services.
Date: 06/27/2015
Time: 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Smokey Robinson
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes the miraculous pop music icon Smokey Robinson as part of its Thursday Icons series.
Date: 07/09/2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Classical BBQ
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The BBQ eat & greet with PSO musicians begins in the garden at 6:30 followed by an hour-long concert at 7:30 featuring Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and highlights from the 2015-2016 season. Stay after for live jazz in the garden.
Date: 07/11/2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Johnny Mathis
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
As part of its Thursday Icons series. the Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes pop singer Johnny Mathis, famous for Grammy Hall of Fame hits such as "It's Not for Me to Say", "Misty" and "Chances Are".
Date: 07/16/2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Diana Krall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall, will perform material from her new album "Wallflower" with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She's the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz chart. Her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums have garnered 5 Grammys, and eight Junos.
Date: 07/23/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Night of Symphonic Rock
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Experience classic rock hits like “Kashmir,” “Hotel California,” “More Than a Feeling,” “Barracuda,” “Cold as Ice,” “Dream On,” “All of My Love” and more with a full rock band raising the roof with the Pittsburgh Symphony. John Elefonte, former lead singer of supergroup Kansas, performs “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry on My Wayward Son” and more.
Date: 07/25/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Randy Newman
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
As part of its Thursday Icons series, the Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist Randy Newman, a member of the Hollywood film-music dynasty that began with Alfred Newman.
Date: 07/30/2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The official symphony concert world-tour Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY features music by Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu. Grammy Award-winner Arnie Roth conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a to-be-announced Final Fantasy composer. Meet Roth and the mystery composer after the show. Distant Worlds combines stirring screen images as the Pittsburgh Symphony performs music from SQUARE ENIX’S video game series.
Date: 08/01/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Classical BBQ
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The BBQ eat & greet with PSO musicians begins in the garden at 6:30 followed by an hour-long concert at 7:30 featuring Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, popular works by Beethoven, Bernstein, and more. Stay after for live jazz in the garden.
Date: 08/02/2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Igudesman & Joo "Scary Concert"
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Spend a spookily good Halloween with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and comedic classical musicians Igudesman & Joo. They'll bring a whirlwind of humor and virtuosity, putting their unique spin on classics like Danse Macabre and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as their own hilarious compositions. Complete with make-up and costumes (for the audience too!)
Date: 10/31/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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