A Day in Pittsburgh – Heinz Hall

Leaving PPG Wintergarden, I made my way over to Heinz Hall. The garden adjacent to the building still had roses blooming.

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In December, it is very unusual to see such a flash of color.

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This is the sixth street entrance to Heinz Hall. All of the doors have green canopies above them.

120912 259 The canopies are painted inside and surrounded by light bulbs.

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Above the doors inside the canopies there are relief carvings.

120912 258The doors also follow the arched motif.

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I took several pictures of the stonework near the top of the building.

120912 264 120912 265Once inside, I took a picture of the Christmas tree from the lobby.

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Another picture near the tree from the second floor balcony. 120912 275

Then looking down from the balcony.

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This is what the canopies look like from inside the building. The windows let in some natural light and you can  see the designs.

120912 276 The hall is very ornate with lots of gold leaf.120912 278The drinking fountains echo the themes of ancient sculptures.

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Turn a corner and there is a marble table and mirror.120912 281

Also from the second level, a picture of  one of the two main foyers.

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I arrived in the hall in time to listen to the preconcert lecture. I had an enjoyable time listening to the program. If you are curious, I heard Haydn’s Symphony No. 68, Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto with Anne Akiko Meyers as the soloist, and Saint-Saens’s Symphony No. 3. Leonard Slatkin was conducting.

After the concert, I retraced my steps back across the river.

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I was once again swimming against a sea of Steelers’ fans

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to meet everyone and head for home.

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Related posts

A Day in Pittsburgh – Part 1
A Day in Pittsburgh – Part 2
PPG Wintergarden
PPG Santas
PPG Gingerbread

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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7 Responses to A Day in Pittsburgh – Heinz Hall

  1. petit4chocolatier says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. nutsfortreasure says:

    We used to summer in Star Junction, PA and hit the city of Perryopolis and Pittsburgh. Loved your photos and Steelers reference my family, that half, devote fans………. us New England Patriots of course 🙂

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