Music for the Spirit with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's celebration of the relationship between music and faith returns for two special performances led by Resident Conductor Fawzi Haimor highlighting music from the major world faith traditions by Finzi, Roustom, Haydn, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Free, but reservations required via 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org
Date: 07/01/2015
07/01 - 7:30 pm
07/01 - 1:00 pm

Location: Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 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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Trifonov Plays Trifonov
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the season with Italian flair, conducting Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian", and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien. Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performs the Pittsburgh premiere of his own Piano Concerto in E-flat minor.
Date: 09/18/2015 -          09/20/2015
09/18 - 8:00 pm
09/20 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Bach, Beethoven and Brahms
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck introduces an orchestral transcription of Bach's Chaconne, BWV 1004, followed by Beethoven's cheerful Symphony No. 8 (completing Honeck's Beethoven cycle) and Brahms' Violin Concerto featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony debut of Augustin Hadelich.
Date: 09/25/2015 -          09/27/2015
09/25 - 7:30 pm
09/26 - 7:30 pm
09/27 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music 101: Adam Liu, "When East Meets West"
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Chinese-born PSO cellist Adam Liu has been a featured soloist with the major orchestras of Montreal, Victoria, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, San Antonio, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. He'll share his experiences in a lunchtime lecture and performance.
Date: 10/07/2015
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Villegas Plays Rodrigo
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Guitarist Pablo Villegas returns, alongside the debut of fellow Spaniard, conductor Gustavo Gimeno. Villegas performs Rodrigo's Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre, a piece rich in haunting melodies and Spanish folk dances. Gimeno conducts music from two ballets -- Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe. The program begins with Academy Award-nominated music from "There Will Be Blood," written by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.
Date: 10/09/2015 -          10/11/2015
10/09 - 7:30 pm
10/11 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Rite of Spring
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Considered scandalous at its 1913 premiere in Paris, Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring is now considered one of the greatest works of the 20th century. Principal harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen will play Ginastera's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, and the orchestra gives the Pittsburgh premiere of Edu Lobo's Suite Popular Brasileira.
Date: 10/16/2015
10/16 - 2:30 pm
10/16 - 7:30 pm
10/17 - 7:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Tao, Gershwin and Strauss
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Conrad Tao is featured as composer at the Pittsburgh premiere of his Pangǔ for orchestra, and as soloist in George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F. Guest conductor Leonard Slatkin provides an illustrated introduction before leading a performance of Strauss' autobiographical Symphonia Domestica.
Date: 10/30/2015 -          11/01/2015
10/30 - 7:30 pm
11/01 - 2:30 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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Music 101: Chad Winkler, "It Starts With Family"
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Pittsburgh Symphony trumpeter Chad Winkler joined the orchestra in 2008 after acting as principal trumpet with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras. He'll talk about his brass-playing family in an informal lunchtime lecture and performance.
Date: 11/10/2015
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Complete Ma Vlast
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Comprising six tone poems, Smetana's Ma Vlast is a series of journeys through Czech landscapes and legends. The PSO's first performance of the complete cycle will be led by the Czech Republic's most renowned conductor, Jiři Bělohlavek. The second tone poem, The Moldau, evokes the river from its headwaters, past landscapes, a wedding party, a hunt and even water nymphs, as it flows to Prague.
Date: 11/13/2015 -          11/15/2015
11/13 - 8:00 pm
11/15 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Waltz Tradition
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck serves up his Thanksgiving weekend - a cornucopia of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss family. Pittsburgh Symphony principal clarinetist Michael Rusinek will also be featured in Rossini's sparkling Theme and Variations, and Weber's catchy Clarinet Concerto No. 1.
Date: 11/27/2015 -          11/29/2015
11/27 - 7:30 pm
11/29 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Coronation Mass, Unfinished Symphony & Emperor Concerto
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Mozart's Coronation Mass, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Beethoven's Emperor Concerto were nicknamed (not by their composers) to suit the character of the works. Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva is featured in Beethoven's final "Emperor" concerto. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a quartet of vocal soloists join Manfred Honeck in Mozart's Mass in C major, "Coronation."
Date: 12/04/2015 -          12/06/2015
12/04 - 7:30 pm
12/06 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Handel's Messiah
Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony
Handel's oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall for one night only with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocal soloists, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh led by Music Director Manfred Honeck.
Date: 12/05/2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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