Sunday, June 9, 2013

PSO Perform Pixar in Concert

For Immediate  Release
June 7, 2013


PSO plays classic Pixar music along with visual movie clips; presented by First Niagara

PITTSBURGH – From Toy Story to their latest release, Brave, Pixar’s famous music will be performed  by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  while movie clips play on an overhead  screen.

Resident Conductor  Lawrence Loh will lead the PSO in playing the music of Pixar favorites such as Finding Nemo, Cars, Up, WALL-E, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., and much more.  All 13 of Pixar’s feature films will be showcased in the performance, celebrating  all the characters  that audiences of all ages know and love.

Lawrence Loh

The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21 and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ranging in price from $19 to $75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at
412-392-4900, or at

The PSO would like to recognize  and thank First Niagara for its presenting  sponsorship  of these performances.

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California and has created  acclaimed  animated  feature and short films for over 25 years.  Pixar is also home to the RenderMan  line of software products.   In 1979,  George Lucas recruited  Ed Catmull from the New York Institute of Technology to head Lucasfilm’s Computer  Division,  a group charged with developing state-of- the-art digital computer technology  for the film industry.  And, in 1984,  the company  released  their first short film with groundbreaking technology,  The Adventures of André & Wally B.  Steve Jobs purchased the company  from Lucas in 1986 and renamed it “Pixar” and in the same year Pixar’s first short film and John Lasseter’s directorial debut,  Luxo Jr. was unveiled.  Luxo Jr. is the classic Pixar image of the “hopping lamp.”  Disney and Pixar announced an agreement  in 1991 to collaborate and by 1995 the first Toy Story was released.   The rest is history.

Resident  Conductor  of the  PSO and  music  director  of both  the Northeastern Pennsylvania  Philharmonic and  the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony  Orchestra,  Lawrence Loh is one of the most exciting young talents on the classical music scene  today.   He was brought  to national  attention  in February  2004,  when  he  substituted  last-minute  for an  ailing Charles  Dutoit  with  the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Conducting  Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Loh received enthusiastic  acclaim  from orchestra  players, audience members  and critics, alike. Since his appointment as music director  of the Northeastern Pennsylvania  Philharmonic in 2005,  the orchestra  has flourished  artistically, defining its reputation  as one of the finest regional  orchestras  in the country.  His leadership  has attracted  such artists as André Watts, Anne Akiko Meyers, Jon Nakamatsu,  Zuill Bailey and Sharon Isbin.

Editors Please Note: Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall

Contact: James Barthen, Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4835 | email:

Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email:

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