Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Wizard Of Oz Tickets

The Internationally recognized Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is back to reassure its status as one of the best American orchestras. Founded by the Pittsburgh Arts Society in 1895, the orchestra will be presenting one of the classics, The Wizard of Oz. the movie has been a favorite among the audiences for its special effects and Technicolor. Based on the novel titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the movie has won several awards including an Academy Award for the song Over the Rainbow. Since the movie will be backed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, one can expect nothing but an epic event. In the past the orchestra has delivered a string of memorable concerts in the presence of guest conductors like Edward Elgar, Richard Strauss, Leonard Bernstein and Leopold Stokowski. To see what the forthcoming concert has in store for you buy Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Wizard of Oz tickets.  

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About Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Wizard Of Oz

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Wizard of Oz will be a treat indeed as the movie has been doing wonders since it was first witnessed in 1939. Produced by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer with Victor Fleming behind its Direction, The Wizard of Oz has been described as a “delightful piece of wonder-working which had the youngsters’ eyes shining and brought a quietly amused gleam to the wiser ones of the oldsters”. On the other hand, Roger Ebert could not stop raving about the comic elements and the special effects of the movie and said that “we still watch it six decades later because its underlying story still penetrates straight to the deepest insecurities of childhood, stirs them and then reassures them”. Thus, receiving critical appreciation by Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Total Film, The Observer and Sight & Sound. The music of the movie has also been one of the strong points. With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, some of the hit numbers are; Over the Rainbow, We Thank You Very Sweetly, The Lollipop Guild, Come Out, If I were the King of the Forest, The Merry Old Land of Oz and If I only had a Heart.
The history of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra can be traced back to the year 1895. Frederic Archer was the first conductor who served for a short time and was then replaced by Victor Herbert in 1898. Herbert known for his comic operas at the time helped the orchestra flourish through endless touring. The year 1904 saw another conductor Emil Paur who led the orchestra for several years till 1910, the year PSO’s existence completely wiped out due to financial constraints. The orchestra reemerged in 1926 with Elias Breeskin as its leader and conductor. However it was during Otto Klemperer’s tenure in 1937 when the orchestra saw a considerable growth for the first time in history. Fritz Reiner is another name who further paved the way for a wide repertoire which brought into the limelight music by Mozart, Bela Bartok and Richard Strauss. Moreover, in the next decade Leonard Bernstein and Leopold Stokowski played their part as guest conductors. William Steinberg joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1952 focusing again on its repertoire.
Other names behind the elevating popularity of the orchestra are; Andre Previn, Lorin Maazel. Marvin Hamlisch, Mariss Jansons and Sir Andrew Davis. Today Manfred Honeck is the music conductor PSO. He has been previously associated with Zurich Opera House, Norwegian National Opera, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed its concerts at the Carnegie Music Hall in its initial years then moved to Syria Mosque. Later Loew’s Penn Theater currently known as Heinz Hall became home to the orchestra in 1971. The venue is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and seats more than 2600 people. In earlier times Heinz Hall was referred to as Pittsburgh Temple of the Cinema. Moreover, the orchestra has had some standout moments in the past. The year 2004’s Papal Concert of Reconciliation is one of them. It was conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine and covered Abrahamic faiths; Christianity, Judism and Islam. For another memorable event purchase Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Wizard of Oz tickets.

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