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2011-03-02 15:16:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the firm's presence in Southwest Florida with a special presentation of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on March 10, 2011 at Naples Botanical Garden. The firm expanded to Southwest Florida in 2001 to service clients in need of specialty practice areas not previously offered...

2010-05-05 14:14:00

LATROBE, Pa., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maestro Manfred Honeck, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary doctor of music degree at the 164th annual commencement of Saint Vincent College at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center. For Maestro Honeck who typically is seen standing with baton in hand in front of the orchestra, this will be a rare a cappella performance since he will appear at...

2010-02-09 09:55:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that the firm will be hosting Harmony, an evening of music featuring the natural harmonies of the Pittsburgh Symphony Quintet, at Naples Botanical Garden on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The event for invited guests will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature key members of the Pittsburgh...

2008-10-05 00:00:16

By Mark Kanny Singer Linda Eder and conductor Marvin Hamlisch teamed for an affectionate tribute to Judy Garland at the opening concert of the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops season Thursday night at Heinz Hall. Eder is a down-to-earth personality with a wonderful voice who was inspired to become a singer when she was 8 by seeing Garland in "The Wizard of Oz." Eder was a vibrant presence singing some of Garland's hits and some of her own. Hamlisch began with uncharacteristically low energy,...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By Mark Kanny Promise was fulfilled Friday night at Heinz Hall when Manfred Honeck began his tenure as music director with an exhilarating and deeply satisfying concert that heralds a new era for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Honeck is a soft-spoken maestro whose music-making soars because it is so well-grounded. It is passionate - energetic, rhythmically intense and deeply songful - but also possesses a remarkable inner calm. Every moment of the concert was decisively cast, but...

2008-09-15 00:00:23

By Mark Kanny Some people look forward to summer, but I look forward to the fall. I took a couple of weeks off in August, and they were wonderful. But the fall always brings renewed focus and energy. For music lovers, the coming season is full of delights waiting to be discovered or rediscovered. The most exciting prospect is Manfred Honeck's arrival as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Although his three previous concerts at Heinz Hall have included two world...

2008-06-21 03:00:14

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 21--The Pops was hoppin' Thursday night, the start of a four-performance run featuring popular trumpet stylist Chris Botti. Marvin Hamlisch was in top form at this show, both musically and in his trademark humorous ad-libs. Botti has established himself as a popular starring figure in recent years and provided ample evidence at Heinz Hall for his success. He's got great technique, which he applies with devotion to the music he loves. He's...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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