• Celebrate Pittsburgh is Coming Soon!

    Posted on June 12, 2015 by Jessica Ryan in Accessibility.



    Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos draws during the PSO’s March 2014 performance of “Carnival of the Animals.” He will return to the stage of Heinz Hall for “Celebrate Pittsburgh” on Saturday, June 27.

    Did you know that we’re now only 15 days away from the PSO’s first sensory-friendly performance? That means it’s time for all of us to get ready to celebrate Pittsburgh! In the past month, we have added several items to the PSO website to help you do just that.

    If your family wants to learn what it’s like to see a PSO concert, try reading our pre-visit story, which uses pictures and simple, concrete language to show what happens when you come to Heinz Hall. You’ll see information about symphony staff, the conductor, musicians, spaces in the hall, pre-concert activities, and opportunities for participation during the performance. To teach your family the instruments of the orchestra, use our instrument picture schedule. If you haven’t had the chance yet, you can also listen to our Spotify playlist of the concert program or get to know Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and Associate Principal Cello David Premo through our video series.

    We’d like to offer a special thanks to Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, Program Director and Associate Professor at Temple University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as well as graphic designer Christina Smith, MOT, OTR/L, for helping us create our pre-visit story and picture schedule. All of us hope that you find these materials helpful as you get ready to enjoy the concert with us. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, visit pittsburghsymphony.org/sensoryfriendly to come join in the fun on Saturday, June 27!


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