Front Row: The PSO Virtual Experience

We return with five newly reimagined digital episodes. Each one provides music, history, background and interviews that will elevate the soul, stir emotion and connect communities in Pittsburgh and around the world.

A ballerina dances at Heinz Hall
Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brass at the Washington Penn Plastics Hangar, a location for Front Row: Episode 5.

Episode 5: For the People (Part 1)
Recorded live at Washington Penn Plastics Hangar + Heinz Hall
October 2020
Premiere: January 22, 2021 7:30 p.m. EST
Available to view through July 22, 2021

A constellation of five female composers (Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, Jessie Montgomery, Florence Price and Joan Tower) forms the foundation of Episode 5: For the People, a program of works all written in the past 100 years by American composers that brings a lens to the country’s unique soundscape and the cultural and musical forces of openness, possibilities, challenges and opportunities. This episode is led by Conductor Andrés Franco and Guest Concertmaster Alexi Kenney. Front Row concerts are presented for free

Front Row is available free to the public through the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's media player.

For Comcast Xfinity customers:

Comcast is an exclusive video partner for Front Row and Xfinity customers can access episodes On Demand on the biggest screens in their home. On standard set-top boxes, they should navigate to Get Local/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; on the X1 platform, they should navigate to Xfinity Services/Get Local/ Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra or say "Get Local" into the X1 voice remote.


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