Summer-Sized Classical: ¡Tango!
NEW: pre-concert tango demonstration with Pgh Tango Connection
NEW: “Let’s Go to the Movies with the PSO”
Tribute to Legendary Rock'n'Roll
Heinz Hall Garden Café Open for Lunch, and Happy Hour Wednesdays with Live Music

July 12, 2019

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PITTSBURGH, PA—For lovers of movies, epic John Williams scores and orchestra, Summer with the Symphony just got super cinematic. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra today announced “Let’s Go to the Movies with the PSO,” a special offer to experience four masterpieces of film and their iconic John Williams scores performed live by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Together with this summer’s offerings of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – In Concert, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has just added two Steven Spielberg cinematic treasures:

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – In Concert  on October 3, 2019. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. 

Raiders of the Lost Ark – In Concert on February 27, 2020. The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!

Audiences will enjoy beloved movies that have captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ scores performed live by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen. The movie special offer makes it possible to get all four movies now for $75 (the starting price for one person to attend all four movies), or to choose three movies and save 10%. Individual tickets for each movie are also available to purchase now.

In addition to the screenings of beloved films with the orchestra, Summer with the Symphony continues with one more evening of lighter classical fare (¡Tango! on July 25) and a tribute to legendary rock ‘n’ rollers The Rolling Stones (July 13) celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic albums “Beggar’s Banquet” and “Let It Bleed.”

In addition to dazzling concerts, Summer at the Symphony is also being enjoyed at the Garden Café at Heinz Hall, a beautiful tree-lined courtyard with its famous waterfall and water sculpture. The Garden Café offers lunch and afternoon beverage service, in addition to Happy Hour Wednesdays with live entertainment, and complimentary appetizers with beverage purchase. Dining at Heinz Hall is catered by The Common Plea.

Remaining Summer with the Symphony concerts take place at Heinz Hall. Special pricing for July 25: just $25 for an adult ticket and $10 for child ticket (children ages 6-17). See each event’s listing for date, time, location and ticket information. Programs are subject to change.


Windborne’s The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969

Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 p.m.
Heinz Hall
Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, vocals

The Pittsburgh Symphony and Conductor Brent Havens perform Windborne’s The Music of The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 1969 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Rolling Stones iconic albums, “Beggar’s Banquet” and “Let It Bleed.” The performance will feature tracks from these two albums including “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Midnight Rambler” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” as well as other classic hits from their ABKCO years such as “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “Brown Sugar,” “Ruby Tuesday” and more! The Pittsburgh Symphony will pay tribute to The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band with vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band. The Rolling Stones do not perform on this program.

Tickets start at $25; group rates available.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ In Concert

Friday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
Lawrence Loh, conductor

“You must feel the Force around you…”

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams musical score performed live to the film led by conductor Lawrence Loh.

The Star Wars:  Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

Tickets start at $25; group rates available.


Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Heinz Hall
Andrés Franco, conductor

Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2                  
Ástor Piazzolla: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires)          ‚Äč
Alfredo Le Pero & Carlos Garde (arr. John Williams):Tango,"Por Una Cabeza" from Scent of a Woman
Ástor Piazzolla: Milonga del Ángel                                                
Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia

In a concert of just over an hour, the sultry sounds of South America will fill Heinz Hall as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrés Franco perform gorgeous tangos, one of the most influential and celebrated dances in history. Enjoy music by the “King of the Tango,” Astor Piazzolla, including his own tango take on Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Originating in the streets of Buenos Aires, the lush romantic melodies and fascinating rhythms of tango will dare you to stay in your seats.

NEW: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Pgh Tango Connection will present a fantastic demonstration of tango in the lobby of Heinz Hall prior to the concert, starting just before 6:30pm.

Special pricing for this concert: just $25 for adult ticket and $10 for child ticket (Children ages 6-17).

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Friday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
Andrés Franco, conductor

Audiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score live. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Tickets start at $25; group rates available.

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