Pittsburgh Symphony Association


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The Pittsburgh Symphony Association is a volunteer organization committed to the support of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra through financial, educational and promotional activities.

To speak with us, please leave your name and contact information via the Pittsburgh Symphony Association hotline at 412.392.3303 or psa@pittsburghsymphony.org.

Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Association! We’d love to have you become part of our fun and vibrant group that is “Keeping the Music Alive.” If you want to be with others who love the orchestra, listen to beautiful music in Heinz Hall, get to know the musicians, and learn the “back-stage scoop,” the PSA is for you! Annual dues are $60 for Individuals or, at a great value – the Family Membership for $75. For more information, contact the PSA at 412-392-3303 or PSAmember@gmail.com.

It’s easy to join – do it now so you don’t miss out!  Click here for a printable membership form.


Objectives

• Ensure that the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has the necessary tools to keep the world-class music coming by raising funds and awareness.
• Honor and show appreciation to our world-class Orchestra.
• Develop a strong relationship among members of the Pittsburgh community by providing an opportunity for personal interaction with PSO musicians.
• Promote music appreciation and educational opportunities throughout the community.
• Increase public awareness of the Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Association.
• Encourage participation, growth and diversity in PSA and Affiliate organizations.

Click here for a downloadable copy of the PSA Bylaws. (Word DOC format)


Affiliates

Learn more about Symphony North and Symphony East by visiting the PSA Affiliates page.


Calendar

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Music 101

Music 101 is a series of informal, educational lecture/performances presented by PSO musicians, conductors, composers and key staff. The Music 101 program has a long history both as part of the educational mission of the PSA and as an audience-building endeavor for the PSO.  It began in 1983 and is now in its 31st season. The lectures allow the public to spend lunchtime listening to an informal and stimulating talk by a musician.  

12:30-1:30PM at Heinz Hall
Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms
Open to the public, no reservations needed | $2 admission/free to students and children

• Desserts and beverages provided by the PSA
• Enjoy an $8 brown bag lunch from The Common Plea, or bring your own.
• Pre-ordered lunches available 11:15AM onwards.
• To order lunch or for additional information, call 412.361.3346 or email PSAmusic101@gmail.com
• To reserve parking, call 412.566.4190 or visit downtownpittsburgh.com at least 24 hours in advance.

Jeffrey Turner, Principal Bass "Bass is Beautiful"- October 16, 2014
Sarah Clendenning, Violin "Like Mother Like Daughter" - November 13, 2014
Fawzi Haimor, Resident Conductor "A Staff Conductor's Path to the Podium"- February 19, 2015
Scott Bell, Oboe "Making The Oboe Sing" -
March 19, 2015
Andrew Reamer, Principal Percussion "Scraping (Shaking and Striking) Out A Living" -
April 23, 2015


BNY Mellon Grand Classics (MGC) Introductory Concert Package

Join us for a specially designed package for PSA members and Affiliates who are not currently MGC subscribers.  Enjoy 30% off the already discounted subscription price, plus a free PNC Pops concert!  This offer is extended through the Bravura Series on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and excludes only the Black and Red zones.  Call 412. 392.4900 or 800.743.8560 to subscribe. 

Informal gatherings, PSA SPARKLERS, are offered post-concert on the evening of each of these 7 performances at downtown venues.  All PSA/AFFILIATE members and their guests are invited to join this gathering to socialize with their friends and musicians.  Watch your e-mail for details prior to each performance.  For further information contact the PSA Hotline at  412.392.3303. 


Fine Instrument Fund

The PSA's Fine Instrument Fund (FIF), established in 1984, assists the PSO by purchasing instruments for use by the musicians while under contract with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Since its inception, the FIF has purchased a Hinger timpani, a Steinway Grand Piano, a Galanti organ, Zildjian cymbals, four rotary trumpets, three Wagner tubas, four rotary trumpet cases, four Clevanlander timpani, a basset horn, a Lyon & Healy Harp, a Shiedmayer celesta, a marimba one® five-octave marimba designed to PSO specifications and in October 2012, completed the purchase of a second Lyon & Healy harp.

We will continue to work with the PSO to identify future fine instrument purchases. In addition to generous donations, the FIF generates funds through 50/50 raffles held at various events through out the year, and the sale of Commemorative Cards, a distinctive way to acknowledge birthdays, graduations, weddings, births, anniversaries and memorials. Your donations are welcome and encouraged.

A package of 10 Fine Instrument Cards can be purchased for $90 by calling the Pittsburgh Symphony Association hotline at 412.392.3303 and leaving your name and contact information. 


Board of Directors

President                                                     
Past-President                                            
President Elect                                            
Secretary and Parliamentarian                    
Nominating Chair                                        
Vice President - Fund Development          
Co-Vice Presidents - Membership              
Co-Vice Presidents - communications 
Co-Chairs - Audience Development          
Co-Chairs - Music 101                               
Sweepstakes Chair                                      
Salon Chair                                                 
Holiday Luncheon Chair                             
Orchestra Appreciation Chair                     
Boutiques Chair                                          
President - Symphony East                         
President - Pittsburgh Symphony North       PSO Liaison                                               

Margaret Bovbjerg
Alexandra Kusic
Mary Ann Craig
Clare Hoke
Sue Breedlove
Linda Stengel
Judy Petty and Judy Clough
Peg Fitchwell-Hil and Thea Stover
Reshma Paranjpe and Patty Snodgrass
Gillian Cannell and Susie Prentiss
Sue Breedlove
Jennifer Martin
Jan Chadwick
Millie Ryan
Anita Baker
Bob Kemper
Mary Ann Craig
Jodi Weisfield