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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (1904–10). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (1927–30) and Antonio Modarelli (1930–37). The orchestra was reorganized by Otto Klemperer in 1937. Fritz Reiner was chief conductor from 1938 to 1948, followed by William Steinberg (1952–76), André Previn (1976–84), Lorin Maazel (1984–96), and Mariss Jansons (1997–2004). Since 2005, however, a trio of conductors (Sir Andrew Davis as artistic adviser and two guest conductors) has led the symphony. The orchestra performs in Heinz Hall, the renovated Loew's Penn Theater (built 1927).

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. US orch., founded 1895, first concert 27 Feb. 1896, cond. Frederic Asker. Prin. conds., Victor Herbert, 1898–1904; Emil Paur, 1904–10. Guest conds. incl. R. Strauss in 1903–4 season and Elgar in 1906–7. Disbanded March 1910, re-formed 1926. Cond. Antonio Modarelli 1930–7. Reorganized 1937 by Klemperer. Prin. conds.: Fritz Reiner, 1938–48; William Steinberg, 1952–76; André Previn, 1976–85; Lorin Maazel 1986–96. Toured Europe and Middle East 1963, Japan and Korea 1972 with Steinberg; Europe 1978 with Previn; Salzburg Fest. 1985, cond. Maazel. Moved into new hall, Heinz Hall for Performing Arts, 1971.

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