World Renowned Musician to Perform Greatest Hits Reimagined for Symphonies.
For the first time in Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra history, world renowned musician Sting will join the Orchestra to perform his greatest hits reimagined with symphonic arrangement. The concerts will take place on January 9 and 10, 2023 at 7:30 P.M. at Heinz Hall.
Drawing from a diverse and illustrious career that has produced numerous multi-platinum albums, a staggering list of number one songs, countless accolades, and worldwide record sales of nearly 100 million, Sting’s greatest hits will be performed reinterpreted with orchestrations first created for his 2010 Symphonicity tour. Selections will include fan-favorites such as “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Every Breath You Take,” and notable songs from Sting’s solo career – “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” “Russians,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Desert Rose.”
Known for blazing new paths of musical territory, Sting’s foray into the classical realm began with the crossover success of his #1 album "Songs from the Labyrinth," a lute-based interpretation of the music of 16th century composer John Dowland, released in 2006 on Deutsche Grammophon. Sting’s interest in collaborating with an orchestra continued in 2008 following an invitation to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After reworking selections from his expansive catalog, he and several members of his longtime band joined the orchestra in a performance that left an indelible mark on Sting. In 2010, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting embarked on a world tour performing his most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement.
“Sting’s charisma and utterly unforgettable hits reimagined with symphonic orchestrations will make for an irresistible combination with the brilliant musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets go on sale to Sting’s Fan Club members on August 8; to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra subscribers on August 15; and to the general public on August 22, 2022. Ticket prices range from $99-$350, with VIP options at $450 and $750.General public tickets will be available through the Heinz Hall Box Office online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org, by phone at 412.392.4900, or in person at 600 Penn Ave in downtown Pittsburgh.
Bank of America is the presenting sponsor of Sting with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.