The Pitt News

Hitting pause: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cancels upcoming concerts

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled all upcoming concerts for the 2019-20 season.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Audiences have gathered to hear the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1896. But in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the silence coming from Heinz Hall is deafening.

Thorgy Thor takes over the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thorgy Thor and the “Thorchestra” performed at Heinz Hall on June 27.

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

Synesthesia is a neurological trait that causes people to experience one stimulus in multiple ways — for example, someone sees specific colors upon hearing a specific sound. Thorgy Thor, a Brooklyn-based drag queen, doesn’t have synesthesia, but she did incorporate a pseudo-experiment based around it as part of her Pittsburgh show.

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

Lydia Miller plays the violin in Heinz Chapel as one-third of the Miller-Kufchak-DeBruyn Trio.

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Heinz Chapel kicked off the spring semester with some help from three talented musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Preparation pays off: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays Shostakovich

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed their program “Shostakovich Triumphant” at Heinz Hall Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Li)

By Joanna Li / For The Pitt News

October 16, 2017

World-renowned musicians clad in dark colors quickly filled 101 empty black chairs organized in a crescent shape on the stage. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played their program “Shostakovich Triumphant” Sunday at Heinz Hall Downtown as part of their BNY Mellon Grand Classics series. Polish gue...

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

James Rodgers, a contrabassoonist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, shows a child how his instrument is played in the Grand Tier Foyer of Heinz Hall before the sensory-friendly performance on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2017

Donning a red and gold Gryffindor tie and a pair of rounded glasses, Conductor Lawrence Loh guides the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra through a song from “Harry Potter” with a wizard’s wand in place of a baton. The “Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone” theme was just one of the many po...

Welcome Back: PITT ARTS develops lasting bond with Pittsburgh’s art scene

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

August 18, 2013

When Maggie Wayne, a senior at Pitt majoring in business, started attending Pitt Arts events, her reaction to the program’s offerings was one that has become fairly standard.“I honestly can’t believe that we have it here at Pitt,” Wayne said, expressing her surprise at a program she sometimes ...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
pittsburgh symphony orchestra