For Immediate Release
May 30, 2012
PUBLIC INVITED TO SHARE HEINZ HALL MEMORIES ONLINE AS PART OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
People can submit stories, upload photos on PSO website
PITTSBURGH – In honor of the 40th anniversary of Heinz Hall, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is inviting members of the public to post their favorite memories of Heinz Hall from the past four decades.
The PSO wants contributors to share memories of a visit to Heinz Hall by creating a written post online and uploading photos at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/memories by Sunday, June 10.
Sept. 10, 1971 marked the opening night for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in its newly-renovated home. Before the opening event, subscriptions for the 1971- 1972 season were sold out. The entire city of Pittsburgh was celebrating the opening of its new performing arts center and the nation took notice. The dedication address was given by Henry L. Hillman. The oboe sounded an ‘A,’ Music Director William Steinberg arrived at the podium, and the first notes of Beethoven’s Overture to Consecration of the House rang throughout the new concert hall.
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