Salon Guests to Tour Greystone Mansion

Docents to Lead Greystone Tours

In addition to a concert by PSO musicians Anne Martindale Williams, Christopher Wu, Andrew Wickesburg, Rhian Kenny, Susanne Park and Peter Sullivan, Symphony Salon guests will be offered tours that include art such as the
installation above.

PSA Docents will guide those attending through the spacious areas of Greystone. The mansion’s location high on a hill affords a commanding view of Shadyside and its landmarks.

(Photo courtesy Edward Adams)

When it was completed in 1925 the 23-room Edwardian mansion included a bowling alley, a billiards room, and a solarium with a big fountain. The present owners converted the solarium to a large kitchen with light streaming in from a curved wall of windows at one end.

Dinner will be served on the long covered veranda across the back of the mansion, and following dinner, the guests will gather in the ballroom for a chamber concert by PSO musicians.

Guests will have opportunities to bid on an exciting array of silent auction items.

PSO at Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series

From CEO Melia Tourangeau's Email Newsletter: 

 It was quite a triumphant return to New York City this past Sunday when Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played the closing concert of Lincoln Center's 2018/2019 Great Performers Series.  The New York Times raved of the "immaculate yet impassioned playing" and "superb work from every section"... "aristocratic, in the best sense" along with top praise from numerous critics, agents and none other than Alec Baldwin.  Congratulations to each and every one on a truly outstanding performance!

Following the performance patrons moved to the Ascent Lounge in the Time Warner Builging for cocktails and dinner. Additional activities included a private event at the home of Jim Spencer and Michael Lin.

 Back in Pittsburgh, Thursday was 143DayinPA.

As part of Governor Tom Wolf's declaration of the first statewide day of kindness honoring Fred Rogers, Steven Turkovich and Erin Lynn took PSO love to our neighbors downtown and at PNC Park with free tickets to future concerts.

And Rhian Kenny and Lorien Benet Hart spent Tuesday morning at the WQED-FM studios on air with Jim Cunningham, completing a successful $1000 matching challenge from the Musicians of the PSO to the Morning Drive listeners.  They told listeners about  the Lincoln Center concert, the 3rd annual Musicians of Steel 5k (9/15/19, and the PSO Musicians Care Fund.  

Rhian announced that in addition to the recent grants to PPS Dilworth K-5 ($2000) and PPS Obama 6-12 ($1000), the Fund is currently in the process of approving around $6000 in grants to Pittsburgh-area public school music programs!