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Experience monumental choral works as the Pittsburgh Symphony joins forces with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh: Haydn’s Creation, the Berlioz Te Deum, and the dramatic Verdi Requiem.

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TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Maestro Manfred Honeck at the Pittsburgh Symphony, with 10 works never-before performed at Heinz Hall, including four commissions.

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