Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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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.