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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


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

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


Filed under Culture, Music

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


Filed under Archives

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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