- $22 for family circle, rows A–E (up to $45 value)
- $22 for orchestra, rows S–Z (up to $45 value)
- $27 for grand tier, rows O–T (up to $55 value)
- $30 for dress circle, rows AA–EE (up to $65 value)
- $30 for orchestra, rows A–R (up to $65 value)
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Igudesman & Joo – Scary Concert
Throughout last year’s BIG Nightmare Music, two accomplished musicians take the stage, and what follows could only be called chaos. Throughout BIG Nightmare Music, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo set out to create a new generation of classical-music lovers, and to do it they constructed a madcap comedic romp. At one point, Joo found his piano suddenly locked, requiring the swipe of a credit card for access, and Igudesman nodded off only to awake in the middle of Riverdance. The jokes aren’t merely physical, as they also reinvent classical standards in unexpected, chuckle-inducing ways: don’t be surprised if you hear Mozart paired with the theme to James Bond.
This year’s all-new production, SCARY CONCERT, will be even more outrageous and will leave you laughing in the aisles. The soloists show off their range by drawing an entire orchestra into their antic world of whimsey. But regardless of size, the resulting blend has earned admirers in audiences and newsrooms alike: of the pair, the New York Times says, “Their blend of classical music and comedy, laced with pop culture references and a wholly novel take on the word slapstick, is fueled by genuine, dazzling virtuosity.” And their hijinks aren’t limited to concert halls, either—the pair have a lively YouTube channel, where they’ve racked up more than 35 million views from approximately 71 million eyes.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."
The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.