PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to the Heinz Hall in September with a full orchestra in front of a live audience.
“When we return in September it will have been a shocking drought of 18 months since we were all together at Heinz Hall,” said Melia Tourangeau, President and CEO of PSO.
The upcoming season of 78 concerts includes dates from BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops subscription series of 50 classical concerts (including the gala and two special concerts); 26 concerts in the Pops series; and two Learning & Community Engagement concerts.
The 2021-22 season is the 14th season of the PSO under the direction of music director Manfred Honeck, the first season with a personal audience in the Heinz Hall under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Byron Stripling and the 126th in the history of the orchestra.
It also marks the 50th anniversary of Heinz Hall, the home of the Symphony in downtown Pittsburgh, which underwent some renovations during the pandemic shutdown.
The symphony will welcome 16 artists originally slated for the 2020-21 season, four artists whose performances were canceled late in the 2019-20 season, and three artists who missed both seasons. Two compositions from the 125th season will be performed in the coming season.
“When I think about the upcoming season, I feel great gratitude for the talent of composers and musicians who have created extraordinary art, from loyalists like Tchaikovsky and Strauss to modern contemporary voices like Gloria Isabel Ramos Triano, Wynton Marsalis, Vivian Fung and Michael Daugherty. ”said Tourangeau.