Symphony Salon

Great Gatsby at Greystone

Pittsburgh Symphony Association’s Salon, “Great Gatsby at Greystone,”was held this year in the Shadyside mansion built by Michael Late Benedum.  

Michael L. Benedum gained fame and fortune as an oil and gas investor around the world. In 1911 he purchased eight acres high on a hill with spectacular views overlooking Shadyside because it looked down on the mansions of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and others by whom he felt slighted because of his West Virginia roots. He named the estate Greystone for the color of the stones from which it was built. Greystone survives while the mansions of Andrew Carnegie and many others of Pittsburgh’s Gilded Age do not.  

Symphony Salon 2018
Fox Chapel