Celebrate Pittsburgh

Celebrate Pittsburgh

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Celebrate Pittsburgh

Celebrate Pittsburgh

Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 2:30pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall


Lawrence Loh, conductor
Tom Wendt, percussion
Inori Sakai, violin
Jeffrey Grubbs, bass
Joe Negri, guitar
Joe Wos, cartoonist
Katy Shackleton Williams, vocalist
Pittsburgh CLO Academy Tap Dancers


Strauss: Vergnügungszug (Excursion Train), Polka, Opus 281  
Strauss: An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Waltzes, Opus 314   
Rimsky-Korsakov: "Flight of the Bumblebee" from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
Rossini: "Pastorale" and "Finale" from William Tell Overture
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 64
Mancini: The Pink Panther
Brown: Singin' in the Rain
Traditional: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Rogers: Mister Rogers Medley
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

About this Performance

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is very excited to present its first sensory-friendly orchestra performance! Open to people of all ages and abilities but designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities, this concert will provide patrons with the opportunity to enjoy a symphony performance together with family and friends in a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome to come and appreciate the music in his or her own way at this event!

Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a musical celebration of Pittsburgh's beautiful landscape and talented residents. Join them to hear a variety of classical and popular favorites, make music with the symphony by singing along to Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and conduct the orchestra during The Stars and Stripes Forever. Come early to experience fun pre-concert activities as well! Engage multiple senses by playing instruments in a sound exploratorium, exploring movement in a kinesthetic room, and meeting musicians. Don't forget to visit the resource fair to discover some of the many local programs and services available to individuals with disabilities. Click here for the list of participating organizations. Upon your arrival at Heinz Hall, you can also receive fidgets to provide tactile stimulation and earplugs to block out unwanted sounds. If the pre-concert activities or performance ever become too stimulating, feel free to pay a visit to our specially-designed quiet room.

Pre-Visit Materials

Start getting ready for the concert with our pre-visit materials, which include:

  • story about going to Heinz Hall to see the performance
  • A tip sheet providing logistical information about your trip to Heinz Hall
  • Videos featuring Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and Associate Principal Cello David Premo
  • picture schedule introducing the instruments of the orchestra
  • A Spotify playlist of the concert music
  • Biographies of the featured composers
  • A glossary of musical terms you might hear at the concert

Joanne Rogers, Honorary Chair



Note: All services may not be available at all performances. Click the link above for accessible performance schedule or contact customer service for further assistance.