Summer with the Symphony Four Musicians with Masks

Summer with the Symphony: Digital Edition

This summer, we are bringing the concert hall to you, as our Summer with the Symphony series goes digital with six weeks of online programming! From classical encores, to Christmas in July, musical storytelling, and an exclusive Q&A session with Byron Stripling, this summer series is one not to miss!

The Summer Calendar


Heinz Hall Holiday Pops concert

Christmas in July

July 19-25, 2020

We're getting into the holiday spirit a bit early with some fun activities for the entire family! Santa kicks off the week with a special message for us all. And, it's not the holidays without some sweet treats. The Musicians and PSO staff share a special symphony holiday cookie book that is full of personal favorites that are guaranteed to satisfy your holiday appetite. Then, test out your gingerbread building skills with our online competition.


Musical Storytelling

July 26-August 1, 2020

We are partnering with the Allegheny Country Library Association for a Virtual Summer Reading Program. Offered free of charge to families across the County, “Musical Storytelling” will explore how music can tell a story, as well as support the emotions and characters in stories. Join in the fun with lots of stories, music including the favorite Camille Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals with poetry by Jack Prelutsky, a composition lesson from Lucas Richman, a special appearance by Fiddlesticks, and more.


Let's Meet Byron

August 1-8, 2020

We're taking an entire week to get to know our new Principal Pops Conductor, Byron Stripling! He sat down with us to answer a few questions about his history, conducting style, and a few fun facts. We end the week with a special online panel discussion with Byron. If you didn't know Byron before, we guarantee that you'll know him after!


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