The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that Amagansett actor Alec Baldwin is hosting a night of classical music in April featuring a curated selection of his favorite pieces, Alec’s Playlist, with their orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck.
Along with his work as an actor, philanthropist and Here’s the Thing podcaster, Baldwin is well known for his love of classical music. A longtime supporter of the arts, Baldwin hosts The New York Philharmonic’s weekly radio broadcast, The New York Philharmonic This Week, which includes conversations with Philharmonic musicians, conductors and guest artists every Thursday at 9 p.m. on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in the New York metropolitan area. The show is also syndicated to hundreds of outlets by the WFMT Radio Network.
For his evening with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baldwin and Honeck have put together a program of music, including pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Gustav Mahler and Igor Stravinsky. In between performances, Baldwin will talk about his love of classical music, his favorite performances and moments, and the impact of particular pieces on his life.
Alec’s Playlist begins at 8 p.m. on April 16 at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Heinz Hall. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27, and prices range from $25–$105. They are available for purchase online at pittsburghsymphony.org/alec, by calling 412-392-4900, or in-person through the Heinz Hall box office in downtown Pittsburgh. Baldwin has donated a number of tickets for students to watch the show. Pittsburgh Promise and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are handling the distribution.
To hear Baldwin on numerous broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week, visit The New York Philharmonic website here.