Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Choose between the following two options:
Flexible ticket exchange is also available, and an unused ticket can be exchanged for a ticket to a different concert within the same series. Most performances host post-concert discussions.
With a century-plus history that includes some of classical music’s most legendary conductors, the PSO continues to find an accessible middle ground between timeless, transcendental masterpieces and crowd-pleasing hits. Conductor Marvin Hamlisch continues that tradition with the PNC Pops! concert series, which covers classic jazz, movies, and Europop tunes. Abbamania, on January 20, pays tribute to Sweden’s most popular non-dragon-tattooed export with an evening full of hits such as "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance On Me." Fantasia fans will thrill at the April 14 Disney in Concert, when the PSO performs music from popular Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Pirates of the Caribbean while back-dropped by film clips and artistic renderings. For The Sinatra Project on June 16, five-time Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein will perform select smooth numbers from Frank Sinatra's discography, excluding his beatboxing concept album.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's flagship BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert series showcases some of classical music's most renowned compositions, starting with Mozart's Symphony no. 40 on January 28. Famed conductor Manfred Honeck takes on Ludwig Van’s Pastoral, piano concertos, and more with Honeck Conducts Beethoven Masterpieces on February 25. The Storybook Favorites May 6 performance puts an irreverent modern spin on the popular Peter and the Wolf tale with the instruments of the orchestra playing different characters, and also captures the essence of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with vocals by soprano Hila Plitmann.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been featured in The Washington Post:
- It was exuberant, in-your-face Beethoven, and it was greeted with actual whoops when the music was over. – Anne Midgette
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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