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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board ChairPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Devin McGranahan as Chair of the Board, succeeding Richard P. Simmons.  McGranahan's appointment will become effective September 21, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Symphony's Annual Meeting.  The Board also honored Simmons, naming him Board Chair Emeritus. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh's most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations and ticket information, can be found at pittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhood. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York 2015-16 Season to Feature Merryman's 'Jonah,' Handel/Mozart & MoreOratorio Society of New York 2015-16 Season to Feature Merryman's 'Jonah,' Handel/Mozart & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will mark its 2015/16 season with performances of two major symphonic choral works written within the past 20 years. Leading OSNY in its 143rd season will be Kent Tritle, in his 11th year as music director. (more...)

Harris Center's KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with Jeffrey Siegel Continues 8/22Harris Center's KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with Jeffrey Siegel Continues 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

His enthusiasm is contagious...his credentials world-class...his virtuosity astounding! Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel and his Keyboard Conversations returns to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as part of the new 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/28Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. (more...)

Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Rock Out With 'A Night of Symphonic Rock', 7/25Pittsburgh Symphony to Rock Out With 'A Night of Symphonic Rock', 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Heinz Hall will "rock 'n' roll" when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents "A Night of Symphonic Rock" on July 25 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Grammy Winner Diana Krall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7/23Grammy Winner Diana Krall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall joins musical forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the Thursday Night Icons at Heinz Hall on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The July-September broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - will feature diverse programming, including Music Director Alan Gilbert leading Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, in A Concert for New York on the 10th anniversary of 9/11; Bramwell Tovey conducing works including the World Premiere of a work he himself composed, featuring Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and special compilations celebrating former Philharmonic Music Directors Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, and Kurt Masur. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will welcome two new staff conductors at the start of the 2015-2016 season. Andrés Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong both will join the symphony staff as assistant conductors. (more...)

Johnny Mathis to Perform With the Pittsburgh Symphony, 7/16Johnny Mathis to Perform With the Pittsburgh Symphony, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Johnny Mathis, one of the most versatile and multi-dimensional pop artists of modern time, takes the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli's Complete Pop Albums-Remastered Now Available in 16-CD Box SetAndrea Bocelli's Complete Pop Albums-Remastered Now Available in 16-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling performers in any genre, having sold more than 80 million albums worldwide of both his classical and pop albums. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Classic BBQs in Heinz Hall Summer Garden, 7/11Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Classic BBQs in Heinz Hall Summer Garden, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A night for the entire family, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting two Classical BBQ events in the Heinz Hall Summer Garden on July 11 and August 2.  Each Classical BBQ is filled with orchestral favorites in a fun-filled atmosphere, including pre- and post-concert entertainment and a chance to mingle with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQs to Bring Summer to Heinz Hall, 7/11 & 8/2Pittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQs to Bring Summer to Heinz Hall, 7/11 & 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?A night for the entire family, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting two Classical BBQ events in the Heinz Hall Summer Garden on July 11 and August 2.  Each Classical BBQ is filled with orchestral favorites in a fun-filled atmosphere, including pre- and post-concert entertainment and a chance to mingle with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. (more...)

BNY Mellon Presents Smokey Robinson with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/9BNY Mellon Presents Smokey Robinson with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

BNY Mellon presents Smokey Robinson with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the first installment of the symphony's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Smokey Robinson to Kick Off Pittsburgh Symphony's 'Thursday Night Icons' Series, 7/9Smokey Robinson to Kick Off Pittsburgh Symphony's 'Thursday Night Icons' Series, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

BNY Mellon presents Smokey Robinson with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the first installment of the symphony's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

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