Childrens Entertainment

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Allegheny

Where is it at?

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Fiddlesticks Family Concerts
600 Penn Avenue
Allegheny
PA
15222
Tel: 412 392 4900

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Heinz Hall is in the cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh, so public transportation is a great option, and easy to use. There are many buses with stops walking distance to the entrance, as well as the T underground. There are also a great deal of taxis.

Where are we going today?

Fiddlesticks - what is that music I hear!?  Is it...a piano?  Is it....an oboe?   Perhaps it's a harpsichord!

Fiddlesticks Family Concerts offer kids a chance to experience and enjoy the world of classical music - one they often won't come across in their little active lives but can bring them so much education, culture and feeling.  

Ideal for kids 3 - 8 years old, they will be taken on a musical journey and introduced to sounds they may not be familiar with.  Have you ever heard the big DEEP tone of a trombone?  It can go right through you and give you goosebumps!  Or perhaps you will find the tinkling of the triangles remind you of bells at Christmas time? 

It's not all about the concert though.  The kids can enhance their experience with Discovery Time Adventures, which start at 10am before every show (and is free to ticket holders!)

Here, kids meet, and listen to the orchestra musicians, have a go at playing musical instruments, and maybe even be inspired to pick one up themselves!  

Have you ever plucked a violin before?  Or held a cello?  They're pretty big! 

Tickets for the next year go on sale early, so make sure you check out the different themes and concerts and introduce your child to the magical world of music! 

Do Re Mi....the PSO and me!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$12
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Doors open at 10am

Concerts vary on dates throughout the year

Teachers corner

The Education and Community Engagement Department aim to engage children and individuals in experiences of the highest artistic and educational quality to create informed, enduring, and evolving connections to music and to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. A great thing for kids to be a part of and experience. .

Need a little extra help?

The hall is very accessible and wheelchair friendly, so everyone can come and enjoy the music..

Baby Facilities

There are no baby changing tables at the facility. .

Can I get one of those?

Yes if you loved the show so much, why not take away a keepsake! The Fiddlesticks Family Concerts provide merchandising tables at every show, which sell t-shirts, puppets, dolls, CDs, DVDs, pens, books, and more!.

What people are saying?

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    Cannot believe they are having Bill Cosby back! When we saw his last concert there, he sat on the stage and had an old couple introduce all their grandkids. I used to admire him, but am totally fed up that he pulled such a stunt! We have enjoyed many other shows at Heinz Hall, but I will never waste my money on him again!!!!

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    I was very dissappointed in the Diana Ross concert last night. The band was so loud that I could not hear her singing. Even when she spoke to the audience I could not understand what she said.
    Heinz Hall was an echo chamber. Some of the guests got up and left 20 minutes into the performance. I would have left too but my companion wanted to stay and see if the sound got any better.... It didn't. I don't know who is responsible for the acoustics but they were terrible.
    I would not go to Heinz Hall again for a musicial performance. I go to the Benedum...Read More

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    Have enjoyed man nights listening to the orchestra here and I think it's one of the best I've ever heard.

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    Pittsburgh has one of the best orchestras in the country. The "Big 5" (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago) have traditionally been said to be the five best orchestras in the country, but Pittsburgh is every bit as good if not better. I've been in Pittsburgh for 4 years now and have seen just about every Mellon Grand Classics concert. Everyone of them has ended with riot like standing ovations. They are a must see if you're ever in Pittsburgh.

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    Worst place ive seen a symphony but i guess thats potts burg

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by Renee Oparnica

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I was very dissappointed in the Diana Ross concert last night. The band was so loud that I could not hear her singing. Even when she spoke to the audience I could not understand what she said.
Heinz Hall was an echo chamber. Some of the guests got up and left 20 minutes into the performance. I would have left too but my companion wanted to stay and see if the sound got any better.... It didn't. I don't know who is responsible for the acoustics but they were terrible.
I would not go to Heinz Hall again for a musicial performance. I go to the Benedum very frequently and have never had a bad experience.

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