Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 'Summer With the Symphony'

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 'Summer With the Symphony'

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony returns for its third season in June, offering a diverse selection of concerts - from classics to hip-hop and everything in between. There are so many ways to add the perfect musical spark to summer in Pittsburgh!

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival - Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. - Point State Park

The Pittsburgh Symphony returns for another free concert at the 58th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park in downtown, Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank Dollar Bank for their support of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Admission to this concert is free. No reservations are required.

Music of Flight and Fantasy: A Sensory Friendly Performance - Saturday, June 17, 2:30 p.m. - Heinz Hall

Everyone is invited to join the Pittsburgh Symphony for a musical celebration of flight and fantasy featuring the music of John Williams and others. With a family-friendly, welcoming, inclusive and relaxed environment, the concert experience is designed for patrons of all ages, and especially those individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities and other special needs. Attendees should arrive by 1:15 p.m. to enjoy pre-concert activities in Heinz Hall. In addition to keeping house lights partially up and providing fidgets, earplugs and a specially-designed quiet room to help each person regulate his or her sensory stimulation at the event, the Pittsburgh Symphony will offer pre-visit materials online to help patrons prepare for the trip to Heinz Hall.

This concert is generously supported, in part, by FedEx Ground, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and The Jack Buncher Foundation.

All tickets for Music of Flight and Fantasy are $15 and are on sale now. Tickets to this concert ONLY are 100% refundable.

The O'Jays with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. - Heinz Hall

People all over the world - join hands! R&B superstars The O'Jays take the Heinz Hall stage this summer with the Pittsburgh Symphony performing their hits "Love Train," "Put Your Hands Together," "I Love Music" and many more!

Tickets start at $39 and go on sale April 19.

In Honor of Service: An Americana Concert - Friday, June 30, 7 p.m. - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Oakland

Presented in collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a performance in honor of service men and women. This concert welcomes family attendance and participation in sing-alongs, marches and tributes to military personnel including the favorite Armed Services Salute. Pittsburgh Symphony cellist Charlie Powers will perform Bragato's "Graciela y Buenos Aires" and singing police officer Ricky Manning will lead "God Bless America." This concert is part of the In Honor of Service Program, an initiative to reach more military personnel and families. Arrive at 6 p.m. for a pre-concert performance by The Brass Roots.

The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank The Fine Foundation for its generous support of this program.

Admission to this concert is free. Tickets can be reserved beginning on April 19.

Concerts in the Parks - Saturday, July 1, 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 2, 8:15 p.m. - South Park and Hartwood Acres

The Pittsburgh Symphony presents its annual summer county parks concerts - two free concerts during the Fourth of July weekend that take the symphony out of Heinz Hall and into the great outdoors! This year's concerts are offered at South Park on July 1 and at Hartwood Acres on July 2. These concerts are part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series.

These performances are brought to the community, in part, through the generosity of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Admission to these concerts is free. No reservation is required.

Jane Lynch Sings The Great American Songbook* (*Plus One Guatemalan Love Song) with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Friday, July 7, 8 p.m. - Heinz Hall

TV superstar Jane Lynch joins the Pittsburgh Symphony for a one-night-only musical experience with a large dose of comedy. Lynch will take the audience on an entertaining journey through hits of Broadway, the Great American Songbook and beyond (all the way to Guatemala).

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale on April 19.

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop Featuring Common with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. - Heinz Hall

Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist and poet Common joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only concert of music from his latest album, "Black America Again," as well as some of his biggest hits. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he portrays Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.

Produced by TCG Entertainment and Live Nation Urban.

Tickets start at $45 and go on sale on April 19.

Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Friday, July 21, 8 p.m. - Heinz Hall

Experience the classic songs of John, Paul, George and Ringo live, backed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra! The first half of the concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album by performing it in its entirety and the second half will showcase the Beatles' greatest hits!

Tickets start at $29 and go on sale on April 19.

Johnny Mathis with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: The Voice of Romance Tour 2017 - Saturday, July 22, 8 p.m. - Heinz Hall

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating his 61st year as a recording artist returns to Pittsburgh to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Come hear why he will always be "the Voice of Romance"!

Tickets start at $39 and go on sale on April 19.

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