The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free RSVP 2018-10-04 7 p.m. 2018-10-04 8:30 p.m. America/New_York The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a Activism and Engagement, a program celebrating the eclectic work of Leonard Bernstein.

Hosted by Associate Conductor of the PSO Andres Franco, this program will feature members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Local writers will complement the evening with readings responding to Bernstein’ unique character, identity, faith and social activism.


Featured Musicians:

Andres Franco- Associate Conductor





Rodrigo Ojeda -PSO Pianist





Lorna McGhee- Principal Flute





Victoria Luperi- Associate Principal Clarinet





 Jeffrey Grubbs -Double Bass





Andrew Reamer- Principal Percussion





Featured Writers:

Jessica Lanay Moore is a poet, short fiction, and art writer. Her work focuses on architectures of interiority, escapism, history of psychoanalysis, and southern culture. Her poetry has appeared in Sugar House Review, Fugue, A Bad Penny Review, The COMMON, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and others. Her short fiction was most recently published in Tahoma Literary Review, and Black Candies. A short autobiographical essay was also published in Salt Hill Journal. Her art writing can be found in BOMB and ArtSlant. She is a Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Kimbilio Fellow. She is a 2018 recipient of a Millay Colony Residency.


Deena November holds an MFA in Poetry from Carlow University. She co-edited the anthology I JUST HOPE IT’S LETHAL for Houghton Mifflin. Her poems have also appeared in Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, and Mom Egg Review among other publications. Hyacinth Girl Press published her first chapbook titled, Dick Wad (2012). Her full length poetry manuscript, Mean Mama (2017) was published by Main Street Rag. She has taught at Seton Hill University, Carlow University, Robert Morris University, CCAC and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She runs the Staghorn Poetry Series readings and workshops and edited Nasty Women & Bad Hombres: Anthology for  Lascaux Editions (2017).

Event Details

October 4, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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