- $24 for one ticket for family-circle rows F–K (up to $49 value)
- $29 for one ticket for orchestra rows AA–EE, orchestra-side rows O–Z, or family-circle rows A–E (up to $59 value)
- $35 for one ticket for orchestra rows O–Z (up to $69 value)
- $49 for one ticket for orchestra rows A–N (up to $84 value)
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents West Side Story
- The film: the Broadway-turned-silver screen—and Oscar-sweeping—smash hit about star-crossed lovers in 1950s New York City
- The plot: A re-imagination of Romeo and Juliet, the musical follows Tony, a member of the Jets, and Maria, sister to the leader of their rivals, the Sharks. The romantic couple conspires to escape their conflict-ridden neighborhood and start a new life together, all while tension swells between the two gangs.
- The score: Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim crafted catchy, largely cheerful songs such as “I Feel Pretty,” “Somewhere,” and “America,” all of which purposely contrasted with the dark vision of gang violence, racial tension, and tragic romance.
- The musicians: the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a 119-year-old institution originally backed by Andrew Carnegie. They’ll be on-hand to play the score live while the film plays above them.
- The conductor: Jayce Ogren, who’s also conducted orchestras in Paris, Dallas, and St. Louis and is known for his expertise expertise in contemporary music
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.