Pittsburgh Symphony to begin 2020-21 season online, plans to return to Heinz Hall in Jan. 2021

Posted on: August 13, 2020

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is planning its return to Heinz Hall in January, but in the meantime will offer a new digital music series free to the public this fall,” writes Shirley McMarlin in Wednesday’s (8/12) Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “The digital programming will introduce a ‘reinvented’ 2020-21 season, the symphony’s 125th, taking the place of in-person concerts that have been canceled between September and December. Details will be announced later…. ‘It is my wish that our digital programs will be a reminder to us all of how music continues to lift our souls and bring us together as a community,’ says symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck…. Pillar elements of the 125th anniversary season, such as artistic partnerships, commissions and Beethoven in Your Neighborhood, will be incorporated into programming throughout 2021…. The 125th Anniversary Celebration will move from Oct. 3 to Feb. 27…. The 2020-21 season also marks the 50th anniversary of Heinz Hall as the home of PSO. ‘When I’m at Heinz Hall I can’t help but think how magical the theater is…. That spirit of great music is still with us and will continue to be a source of sustenance during this time,’ says Byron Stripling, PSO Principal Pops Conductor.”