Gilded Age Shadyside Mansion
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Symphony Splendor Holiday House in the News:
Edited versions of Jim Cunningham’s interview of Christine Thompson and Jean Horne will begin airing airing no later than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 thru FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 as follows:
Jim Cunningham Show, 6:00am – 11:00am daily
Anna Singer Show, 11:00am – 4:00pm daily
Just in the Nick of Noel, Symphony Splendor 2021 has returned to launch the holidays with a too-merry-to-miss tour of a Millionaires Row mansion in Shadyside. An 1896 three-story posh abode that 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!”
In the spirit of a Victorian Christmas, three floors, mantels, tabletop tableaux, room and staircases will be lavishly laden with art and antiques, garlands and lights. Trees will be festooned with the owners’ priceless collections of heirloom glass ornaments.
List makers take note: There will also be a boutique of irresistible holiday gifts for purchase.
Candlelight and Music
Guests who sign up to see the home Friday evening will bask in the glow of a candlelight tour. Adding to the ho-ho-ho and mistletoe do you hear what we hear? Many PSO musicians will be playing throughout the three-day tour.
This holiday fanfare, presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, has become the gold standard event of the season. Now in its seventh year and with a revised format, the tour has raised over $500,000 for our community treasure, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, says Cathy Trombetta, event chair.
For a profusion of joy and a really festive, get-in-the-spirit holiday gift, put down that fruitcake catalog and treat yourself, your family and friends to a lavish Christmas fantasy, while supporting our world-class PSO.
Proof of vaccination required to attend and will be checked at the door; masks must be worn indoors. Children (vaccinated) over 12 and accompanied by an adult are welcome with their own admission ticket.
This event is not handicapped accessible.
Parking for Paid Guests available Friday and Saturday in lot at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh; Shuttle available for $10 on those days only.
Tickets are sold for either 11 am-1:30pm or 1:30pm – 4pm time slots, and buyers may attend at any point during the time period they have bought.
Candlelight tour tickets are a separate purchase.