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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays along with “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” playing on the screen above them.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra enchants audiences with an immersive Harry Potter musical experience

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

In the highly anticipated fourth installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Potterheads, music lovers and symphony regulars gathered at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh on Jan. 20 and 21 for...

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra playing “The Sounds of NOW” in Heinz Hall on Sept. 29.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates opening weekend with harmonies in Heinz Hall

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

In the midst of the historical architecture and gleaming chandeliers of Heinz Hall, the classical music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) swayed listeners with “The Sounds of NOW” during the...

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

Hitting pause: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cancels upcoming concerts

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

Thorgy Thor takes over the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

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

Preparation pays off: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays Shostakovich

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...

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)

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

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...

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...

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