PITT ARTS, Pittsburgh Symphony Set New Cheap Seats Pricing

Issue Date: 
October 11, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh’s PITT ARTS program is offering Pitt faculty, staff, and students lower ticket prices and additional seating for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) performances in Heinz Hall.

The PSO has added some new sections of Heinz Hall that are now available through the PITT ARTS program. In addition, there is no longer a separate—and higher—PSO ticket cost structure for Pitt faculty and staff. All Mellon Grand Classics and Pops concerts are available to the Pitt community with a valid Pittsburgh campus ID for the following prices: $25 for Orchestra seating, $17 for the Family Circle section, and $12 for Gallery seating.

The new prices and expanded selection of Cheap Seats are available online to the Pitt Community through the PITT ARTS Web site, or from the organization’s temporary location, Room 316, William Pitt Union.

PITT ARTS said 358 faculty, staff, and students attended its Sept. 25 ninth annual Pitt Night with the PSO. The Pitt community met virtuoso pianist Yuja Wang and Maestro Manfred Honeck, PSO director, during a postconcert reception.

PITT ARTS has been connecting students on the Pittsburgh campus in Oakland to the cultural life of Pittsburgh since the arts organization was founded in 1997. Funded by the Office of the Provost,  the program sponsors more than 110 free student outings for Pitt undergraduates each year. PITT ARTS also provides on-campus art experiences as well as discounted cultural opportunities for faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students.