Events and Activities

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NOTE: We are beginning to schedule events after the lifting of Pandemic Restrictions. Check back here often to see what we have added to our schedule.

—for new members and guests – an explanation of activities and events—

Fall Membership Luncheon

One of two annual business meetings for the entire membership, this is usually held in September. This year’s event is Sept. 14, 2021, at Nevillewood Country Club. Watch your Newsletter for further information.

Holiday House Tour

Just in the Nick of Noel, Symphony Splendor 2021 has returned to launch the holidays with a too-merry-to-miss tour of a Millionaire’s Row mansion in Shadyside. An 1896 three-story posh abode tht will be transformed into a Dickens-era fantasy, down to the tiniest detail with nary a humbug in sight . . . but with such exuberance that visitors will gasp in astonishment. Because the owners believe that, when it comes to Christmas, “too much is never enough!” Nov. 19-Nov. 21 Details coming Oct. 19

Holiday Luncheon

This December 7 luncheon at the Duquesne Club and features shopping with numerous vendors, the Club’s renowned fare, and a performance by a group of PSO musicians. Save-the-date information is published well ahead of time in the Newsletter and the invitation with reservation and payment information appear shortly thereafter. Members know to quickly make reservations for this sell-out event.

Orchestra Appreciation

PSA Members prepare food for a luncheon or rehearsal break with the PSO Musicians. Scheduled this year Friday, April 22.

Rehearsal and Lunch

Members and guests of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association and Suburban Affiliate Symphony East are invited to share this unique opportunity to observe a rehearsal of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. A luncheon will follow, details TBA. All PSA and Symphony East members are encouraged to attend and to invite guests to share in this enriching and enjoyable day. Thursday, March 24.

Spring Hat Luncheon

Tuesday, May 17, 11:00am – 2:00pm. Details TBA.

Fine Instrument Fund

The Fine Instrument Fund (FIF), which was established in 1984, is a fund designated solely for the purchase of instruments for use by PSO musicians while under contract with the orchestra. In addition to generous donations, the FIF generates funds through 50/50 raffles at PSA events and the sale of commemorative cards, a distinctive way to acknowledge special events or as a memorial. Since 1988, the FI has purchased 22 instruments for the PSO.


Authentic German beers, a buffet of traditional German foods, PSO’s Oompah band and more at historic Teutonia Mannerchor (Northside German Club). 2021’s event is October 7.


Sweepstakes is another PSA signature fundraiser. Indeed, the Sweepstakes logo is so well recognized by thousands of cultural arts supporters throughout the Pittsburgh area that it remains one of our largest fundraising events. A $5,000 cash prize is among the fabulous prizes at stake.

Symphony Splendor Garden Tour

This tour of private gardens in Shadyside and Squirrel Hill debuted as our first new fundraising event in 2021 immediately after the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

Further information is available at or call 412-392-3303