I adore this orchestra. It is such a jewel every one of its facets just glows. ~ Yo-Yo Ma
One of the worlds great orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony (PSO) boasts a long and fertile history with the finest conductors and musicians and a strong commitment to Pittsburghs cultural landscape. Their many recordings include a Grammy-winning disc with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Cinema Serenade with Itzhak Perlman and John Williams performing celebrated film scores. The splendid Austrian conductor Manfred Honecks many years as violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic give his thoughtful interpretations a distinctive stamp. The charismatic Ukranian-born, North Carolina-based pianist Valentina Lisitsa jump-started her career online, attracting more than 62 million views on YouTube. Here, the Orchestra performs their quintessential blend of timeless orchestral masterpieces and new American works, including the PSO-commissioned The Elements, inspired by Pittsburghs environmental history.
Performance Length: 113 minutes (including intermission)
Intermission: One intermission, 20 minutes
Late Seating Policy: Between pieces
Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.