For Immediate Release
September 18, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce new dates for two concerts it had to postpone from the 2019-2020 season, both of which will be performed in 2021. “An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams” will take place on June 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., and Ben Folds will appear with the orchestra at Heinz Hall on October 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

In May, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra had to postponed both concerts, originally scheduled to occur in the 2019-2020 season, in response to government restrictions on public gatherings and public health guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams” features violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto under the baton of Music Director Manfred Honeck. Then, the special one-night-only event continues with legendary composer and conductor John Williams at the podium, leading the orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter in selected works from Across the Stars, the highly-acclaimed album collaboration by Williams and Mutter features an array of Williams' most beloved movie themes in stunning adaptations written especially for Mutter.

For more than a decade, Ben Folds has performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including four appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra beginning with a sold-out concert in 2010. He has created a large body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple albums and numerous collaborative records. Folds also is a critically acclaimed author.

Tickets are available for both concerts, and are on sale now to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pittsburghsymphony.org, or call the Heinz Hall Box Office at 412.392.4900. Current ticket holders should retain their tickets for use at the rescheduled dates.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams

Friday, October 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
Ben Folds, vocals and piano
Repertoire to be announced from the stage.



Media Contacts
Julie Goetz | Director of Communications
jgoetz@pittsburghsymphony.org | 412.392.4866 or 412.905.9058 (mobile)