“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced its summer concert lineup on Thursday,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Friday’s (4/26) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Included are “several free outdoor performances at different locations, screenings of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ films with live orchestral accompaniment, a symphonic tribute to the tango, and the U.S. premiere of ‘Thorgy and the Thorchestra’ in collaboration with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Thorgy Thor. The series also includes a tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones and a brunch-time performance at Mellon Park in Shadyside. The summer season kicks off June 10 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Before that date, the orchestra will continue to perform classical programming in Heinz Hall, including concerts featuring Mahler’s ‘The Song of the Earth,’ Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 paired with a world premiere concerto [by Jonathan Leshnoff] for clarinet and bassoon, and more. Violinist Joshua Bell will appear with the orchestra for one night only on June 15.” A July 25 concert entitled “Tango” conducted by Andrés Franco will include a preconcert happy hour with tango lessons.

Posted April 29, 2019