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Thorgy Thor takes over the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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.

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

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.

Preparation pays off: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays Shostakovich

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 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

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 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 ...

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