5 Cultural Treasure Pittsburgh Performances

Moon Doh, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, shares with TABLE readers some cultural treasures he’s looking forward to experiencing this year. 


Pittsburgh Glass Center, through July 30
If Netflix is your thing, this exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center is a must! Even if you haven’t seen the show, this exhibition will be a defining moment of your summer. 

A Raisin in the Sun

Pittsburgh Public Theater, September 19-October 8
Twice, I attended the production of A Raisin in the Sun at the O’Reilly Theater. Both times, I left with goosebumps, full of emotions. The stellar cast, magical costumes, wonderful storytelling, the highest-caliber directing. Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 2023-2024 “Ever up and onward” season is bound to move you, too. It’s always exciting to be the first to see a new production, so the world premiere of Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For is on my list for the fall. 

Dizzy Spellz

MCG Jazz, November 11
I had the chance to listen to the rehearsals and a concert paying homage to Antonio Carlos Jobim at MCG Jazz. The performers, in addition to the venue, space, and atmosphere, were spellbinding. I will certainly be returning to MCG Jazz and can only recommend their lineup! 

Your Local Library

Anytime (of course, during hours of operation!)
I had the pleasure of sharing Beethoven’s string quartets at four different public libraries as part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven in Your Neighborhood project last summer. I met many kindergarten classes at three other libraries accompanied by PSO musicians and author Brittany Thurman. And I will tell you: every library is a gem! Our local libraries are not only full of books and things to borrow (like CDs and music scores), but also have tons of activities and resources for all ages. Go check them out! 

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

Stay tuned for free concerts all over Pittsburgh, two of which I’ll be conducting on July 1 (South Park Amphitheater) and July 2 (Hartwood Acres). 

Story by Moon Doh

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