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Mark Your Calendar: If Music Be The Food

By Lorien Benet Hart

Most of you know about our 3-year partnership with 412 Food Rescue. Our year-round Body & Soul runs and summer Hidden Harvest “residency” at Sheridan Orchard in East Liberty are pillars of our community involvement. This year we expanded our partnership as the Pittsburgh chapter of If Music Be The Food, a national chamber music organization with a focus on food insecurity.

The Bouquet Goes to: Everyone (you know who you are)

By Jack Howell

It seemed like a good idea: in each issue of our newsletter, to shine a spotlight on someone who contributes in some special way to keeping the Pittsburgh Symphony the Pittsburgh Symphony. We’ll call it the Bouquet! You know, like the soloist gets at the concert.

Making Time for Remembrance

By Tatjana Mead Chamis

The Clarion Quartet, consisting entirely of members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), had the honor of playing at the American Academy in Berlin on the orchestra’s recent European tour.

Musicians of Steel 2020 Virtual 5k

Virtual Musicians of Steel 5k Benefits After-School Music Programs

To continue the tradition of the Musicians of Steel 5K Walk/Run, we are going virtual this year! You can run, walk, unicycle, or somersault your way through 1 mile, 5K, or 10K from anywhere in the world, at any time between September 26 and October 4, and with whomever is in your social pod. We can still share this experience and help bring the opportunity of music education to our community.

The Bouquet Goes to: Jon and Carol Walton

by Jack Howell

If the question is what Jon and Carol Walton have done for the Pittsburgh Symphony, the concise answer would be, anything they could. They have been BNY Mellon Grand Classics suscribers for decades, our companions on the past five international tours, and leading supporters of the annual fund drive.

Fourth Annual PSO Musicians Day of Music

by Rhian Kenny

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, more than 55 PSO musicians will present 19 different performances in locations throughout Pittsburgh. The Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra started the Day of Music four years ago to say thank you to our Pittsburgh community by bringing music to people where they are.

The PSO is World Class, Therefore We Tour: A Musician’s View

By Susanne Park

It can be a fine line between giving our readers a look backstage and whining. We musicians get asked lots of questions, and non-musicians frequently are surprised to learn various facts of life for professional musicians — how much work it takes, how much our instruments cost — but because the answer can seem insane to a non-musician (Any idea how much a bassoon costs? Think Tesla Model S.) it sometimes sounds like a complaint. It’s usually not a complaint, it just is what it is. With that in mind, since we often get asked about touring, and since we’re going to Europe in October, it seems appropriate to write about it.

One of the Cats: PSO Musicians Remember Andre Previn

The music world lost one of its most prolific and versatile talents with the passing of André Previn on February 28 at age 89.  The musicians that played in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during Previn’s tenure as Music Director from 1976-1984 are key parts of his living legacy.  History is preserved among orchestral musicians through memories and stories like these.

Mark Your Calendar

by Lorien Benet Hart

Most of you know about our 3-year partnership with 412 Food Rescue. Our year-round Body & Soul runs and summer Hidden Harvest “residency” at Sheridan Orchard in East Liberty are pillars of our community involvement. We are excited to announce the newest arm of our partnership as the Pittsburgh chapter of IfMusic Be The Food, a national chamber music organization with a focus on food insecurity.