In Every Life: 2019

Violinists Chris Wu and Susanne Park at the John Heinz Center for Early Childhood at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen during the 2019 Day of Music. Photo by Rhian Kenny By Jack Howell The PSO’s vision statement reads: “Great Music in Every Life.” The “Great Music” part is pretty well covered. If you can get to Heinz…

Making Time for Remembrance

By Tatjana Mead Chamis (This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of Senza Sordino. https://www.icsom.org/senzasordino/2019/12/making-time-for-remembrance/) 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. Joining us was our music director, Manfred Honeck, and members of…

PSO Musicians Grow Deep Roots

Two PSO musicians plant roots in the Pittsburgh community by Susanne Park For PSO bassist John Moore and bassoonist David Sogg, trees are especially important. As players of two of the largest wooden musical instruments, a lot of trees go into making their music possible. But beyond that, John and David know how important trees…