Drawn to Pittsburgh: George Vosburgh

Gorge Vosburgh Position: Principal Trumpet Joined the PSO in 1992 Previous positions: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 2nd trumpet; Rochester Symphony Orchestra   Principal Trumpet George Vosburgh began his career at age 19 when he joined the Rochester Philharmonic while still attending the Eastman School of Music, and he joined the Chicago Symphony trumpet section only three…

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Musicians of the PSO in Vietnam

By John Moore, PSO Bassist   The country of Vietnam is experiencing an economic transformation and optimism infuses every aspect of life, including classical music. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Zhan Shu, cellist Bronwyn Banerdt, and I were invited to participate in a two week musical and cross cultural journey in Vietnam this past August, where…

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Rust Never Sleeps

By Jack Howell   One could be forgiven for thinking that it is easy. When Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Horn Bill Caballero picks an impossibly pure, liquid tone out of thin air to begin a solo like the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony (purchase it here), it may seem that the only possible explanation is…

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The Bouquet Goes To: Cheryl Redmond

Cheryl Redmond has been involved with the Pittsburgh Symphony Association since 2009 and its affiliate Pittsburgh Symphony North since 1999, and is the driving force behind a new PSN fundraiser, the Sewickley Shop Walk that brings together community, local businesses, music, and the PSO in a new, synergistic event that Cheryl hopes will become annual.…

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Drawn to Pittsburgh: Lorna McGhee

Lorna McGhee Position: Principal Flute Joined the PSO in 2012 Previous positions: BBC Symphony, co-principal; guest principal with Chicago Symphony, London Symphony   “I was born in Scotland, trained in London and had no connection with the US musical scene. However, Pittsburgh Symphony was on my radar, due to it’s international reputation. In fact, while…

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