Concert Review: Pittsburgh Symphony — Freshly conceived Holiday pops concert full of Christmas favorites

PITTSBURGH — Canned Christmas music is ubiquitous now. There were nice recordings being played Thursday night in the Starbucks across the street from Heinz Hall, Downtown, before the Highmark Holiday Pops concert. Recordings in a store are a musical wallpaper that references enjoyable emotions. How revitalizing it was, therefore, to encounter the freshly conceived holiday concert led by Marvin Hamlisch, …

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