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.

Pittsburgh Symphony's Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp, at Fallingwater

Episode 2: Originators and Disruptors (Part 2)
Recorded live at Heinz Hall + Fallingwater + The Andy Warhol Museum, October 2020
Premiere: November 27, 2020 7:30 p.m. EST
Available to view through April 27, 2021

Led by Guest Concertmaster Alexi Kenney, Front Row: The PSO Virtual Experience continues with Part 2 of a two-part episode, Originators and Disruptors. As an homage to this year's 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, part 2 brings together the musicians with modern American composers (Libby Larsen, Gary Schocker and Charles Rochester Young) and a Beethoven orchestration by Music Director Manfred Honeck in a salute to a bouquet of Pittsburgh pathbreakers who defied their times and boundaries: Rachel Carson (environmentalist and writer), Martha Graham (choreographer), Thaddeus Mosley (sculptor), Fred Rogers (television creator) and Andy Warhol (multi-media artist).

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Front Row is available free to the public through the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's media player. Sign up below and be the first to experience the (digital) Pittsburgh Sound!

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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