Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Steelers vs. Ravens Game, 10/1

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform at the nationally broadcast Pittsburgh Steelers versus Baltimore Ravens game at Heinz Field on Thursday, October 1. The performance is sponsored by UPMC Health Plan.

Tony DeSare, the pianist and vocalist headlining the PNC Pops: Sinatra and Beyond program with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 2-4 at Heinz Hall, will sing the national anthem with music by the orchestra to start the game. During halftime, the symphony will take to the field to perform "Whitewater," composed by guest conductor Jeff Tyzik, during the Jerome Bettis' career highlight film, celebrating Bettis' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This is the first time that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform at a professional sporting event.

Kick-off is at 8:25 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CBS and the NFL Network.

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