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Just as clothing can enhance a person's appearance, so too does brilliant orchestration enable a great orchestra to sound its most impressive. The Pittsburgh Symphony... [Read More]
Dance fans and those who want to find out what the fuss is all about have numerous stylistic options in our region, even within the... [Read More]
The range of theatrical offering in Western Pennsylvania is immense. From classics such as William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austin's... [Read More]
The late Tito Capobianco, longtime general director of Pittsburgh Opera, liked to say that opera is emotion expressed through singing. Opera is an extravagant artform,... [Read More]
Even if you don't realize it, chances are you've heard part of Antonio Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' at the movies or in television commercials. It's... [Read More]
Visual artists use many different kinds of materials for colors, textures and context to provoke a deeper understanding of our world. The many exhibitions in... [Read More]
The classical concert scene is led by symphonic music and supplemented by a robust array of chamber music, as well as baroque and new music.... [Read More]
The gala concerts which open seasons of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra serve many functions. They are at once social occasions and the orchestra's largest single... [Read More]
Leonard Bernstein's life was a celebration of the joy of music, which not coincidentally is the title of one of the books he wrote. His... [Read More]
At last, the force of John Williams' music for "Star Wars: A New Hope" is gaining the incomparable impact of live orchestral performance. The music... [Read More]
The quest for new expression in music drives the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. It has commissioned more than 300 pieces over its 43-year history. The... [Read More]
Four vocal soloists are required for the wide range music in the Pittsburgh Symphony's salute to "Broadway Divas" in the final Pops concerts of the... [Read More]
Debuts, like premieres, keep concert life fresh. Really successful first encounters lead to re-engagements. Upcoming Pittsburgh Symphony concerts feature the return of Grammy Award winning... [Read More]
Love songs with a twist are a specialty for Storm Large, the West Coast vocalist who will make her local debut at upcoming Pittsburgh Symphony... [Read More]
The image of a genius toiling in solitary concentration isn't an entirely false stereotype. But what happens when two or three geniuses try to work... [Read More]
Pittsburgh's two major early music organizations – Renaissance and Baroque and Chatham Baroque – are merging. They take complementary approaches to a common mission: to... [Read More]
The addition of a fine chorus is one of the significant accomplishments of Daniel Meyer's tenure as music director of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, because... [Read More]
Giuseppe Verdi was a man of the theater whose success at writing operas left him little time for concert music. When he wrote his extraordinarily... [Read More]
Magic potions may offer hope to the hopeless, but for centuries the ones they've really helped have been story tellers by serving as a crucial... [Read More]
Three contrasting worlds of sound are on the bill at Heinz Hall when Pittsburgh Symphony music director Manfred Honeck returns for the first of two... [Read More]
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