- Attend three 45-minute performances, led by conductor Lawrence Loh and Fiddlesticks the cat:
- What Makes Music? on Saturday, October 30, at 11:15 a.m.
- The Creative Spark on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 11:15 a.m.
- You are the Composer! on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 11:15 a.m.
- What Makes Music? is an interactive, entertaining education of the essential building blocks of music: melody, rhythm, and harmony
- Includes performances of Strauss' Radetzky March, Grieg's Morning Mood, and music from Stravinsky's The Firebird
- Then, experience The Creative Spark, the PSO's interactive guide to what inspires composers
- Includes performances of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Saint-Saën's Carnival of the Animals
- Finally, learn how to create your own music with You Are the Composer!
- Includes performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
- All seating is in green section
- Arrive early at 10 a.m., and have the chance to meet performers or learn about upcoming music
- Exchange your tickets from one concert into another concert, and bring your friends if one of the concert dates does not work for you
- Presented by the PPG Industries Foundation, Clearview Federal Credit Union, the Macy's Foundation, and Bobby Rahal Volvo with endowment from Gerald and Audrey McGinnis, honoring the Center for Young Musicians.
While there are no online user reviews for the Fiddlesticks Family Concerts series, three Judy's Book reviewers give the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Heinz Hall an average of 5 stars:
- Beautiful chandeliers, Ornate red and gold carpeting, and tapestry, and much more await you as you enter into this majestic hall. It is home of the Pittsburgh Symphony, a renowned orchestra. We always try to get tickets for the balcony section, if possible. The acoustics are fantastic in this renovated music hall. – Colleen K.
- If you want to talk about a stunning venue for many musical performances, welcome to Heinz Hall. Heinz Hall is a world class venue decked out in gold and red. The acoustics here are wonderful and the seats are pretty good in the entire place. – Catherine B.
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.
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