January 24, 2022

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced schedule changes for two winter concerts: the Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice program will now take place on October 22, 2022, and the Fiddlesticks: Making Music Together concert will be postponed until the summer of 2022, with the date to be announced at a later time.

“With the continued high transmission rates of COVID-19 and the number of essential artists who need to travel to Pittsburgh for the Lift Every Voice program, we believe it’s in the best interest of all to reschedule this community-focused program in October. We want the audience to experience the full program, including an exciting world premiere work, with all of the exceptional artists,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Symphony also announced that the Fiddlesticks: Making Music Together concert previously scheduled for February 26 will be postponed until the summer of 2022 in consideration of its youngest audience members who are not eligible to be vaccinated. The Celebrating Fiddlesticks concert on April 2, 2022, remains as scheduled.

Tickets for Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice: All tickets for this concert will be honored for the October 22, 2022, date and tickets remain on sale through the Heinz Hall Box Office at pittsburghsymphony.org or 412.392.4900. All current ticket holders will be notified for options regarding the new date. Tickets for Fiddlesticks: All ticketholders will be notified with options for their tickets for the concert that will be rescheduled. Ticket options for concerts include holding the current ticket, donation or refunds.


The following concert is rescheduled:

Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice Concert

previously scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:00 p.m.

new date:
Saturday, October 22, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Heinz Hall

Kellen Gray, conductor
Kendra Ross and Garfield Lemonius, co-hosts
Joshua Jones, percussion
Jasiri X, vocalist
Curtis Lewis, Jr., vocalist
Lift Every Voice Unity Choir, Nicol Porter, director

The fourth annual Duquesne light Co. Lift Every Voice concert features the world premiere and PSO commission of “As I Please,” a multimedia work interweaving music, images and poetry by three exceptional female artists: Emmy-nominated composer Kathryn Bostic, filmmaker Njaimeh Njie, and writer Jessica Lanay. Told through the voice of one female protagonist’s transformative journey, the work draws inspiration from two oral history projects of women from Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

The following concert will be postponed and rescheduled for the summer of 2022, to be announced at a later date:

Fiddlesticks: Making Music Together

previously scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:15a.m.


Pittsburgh Symphony Learning & Community Engagement programs are supported by Federated Hermes, Inc., Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., NexTier Bank, P.J. Dick, Trumbull & Lindy Paving, PPG Foundation and UPMC Health Plan; and, by generous grants from The Jack Buncher Foundation, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts are endowed by Gerald and Audrey McGinnis, honoring the Center for Young Musicians.

Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice concert is made possible by generous support from title sponsor Duquesne Light Company, as well as Port Authority of Allegheny County, Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc., Community College of Allegheny County, Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, Vibrant Pittsburgh, VisitPITTSBURGH, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA, National Endowment for the Arts, and, the Anisa Kanbour Trust Fund, the Jane M. Epstine Charitable Fund, the S. Clarke and Marie McClure Johnston Memorial Fund, the Benjamin Harris Memorial Fund, the Samuel and Carrie Arnold Weinhaus Memorial Fund, the William Christopher and Mary Laughlin Robinson Fund, and the Scott Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is grateful for overall support from local and state government entities: Allegheny Regional Asset District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.

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