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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates 30 years of Zelda with a one-night only performance of live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Symphony of the Goddesses features a reimagined score that draws from recent and requested Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora’s Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as...

The Music of Bob Dylan

The Mendelssohn Choir goes clubbing! Join us for the World Premiere of a new work  by Steven Hackman based on the music of the legendary Bob Dylan at Mr. Smalls Funhouse. This will be Hackman's only Pittsburgh appearance this season! More information coming soon!...

Verdi’s Requiem

Manfred Honeck conducts the Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and soloists in a performance of Guiseppe Verdi's operatic Requiem.  Composed in memory of poet Alessandro Manzoni, the Requiem was first performed in 1874 in Milan.  Verdi wrote this music much as he wrote his operas - with high drama, emotions, and sweeping melodies - but he was roundly criticized for it being too operatic for the religious setting.  Join...

Ax Plays Beethoven’s “Emperor”

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Maestro Manfred Honeck, close out the 2017-2018 performance season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere of Hector Berlioz's Te Deum.  The Te Deum was originally conceived at the penultimate piece of a symphony to commemorate Napoleon Bonaparte, but the finished product was dedicated to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort.  The work was premiered in Paris in 1855,...

Our Love for Robert Page is Here to Stay!

On May 6 and 7, the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs gathered with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Page family, and our closest friends, fellow singers, and music lovers at Heinz Hall to pay tribute to our beloved Robert Page.  It was a wonderful weekend full of laughter, stories, memories and, most importantly, music-making!  Members of every musical group that Bob had ever conducted were...

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