The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced two community-engagement initiatives, one through the orchestra’s website and another in conjunction with Pittsburgh radio station Classical WQED-FM 89.3. The first is a digital homage to Heinz Hall—the orchestra’s official home—in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The orchestra is inviting members of the public to share favorite memories of Heinz Hall from the past four decades. Through June 10, contributors can create a written post online and upload photos at the PSO website. On September 10, 1971, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra held its first performance at Heinz under the direction of William Steinberg, its music director from 1952 to 1976. The second initiative is a collaboration with Classical WQED-FM 89.3 to broadcast archived local performances online at wqed.org/fm and through HD Radio. The Pittsburgh Concert Channel will broadcast PSO performances 24 hours a day along with other local concerts from Chatham Baroque, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, and others.
Posted June 6, 2012