Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Yoga and Live Music Pair up at Carnegie Museum of Art

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will partner with Carnegie Museum of Art to offer one yoga and music class each month as part of the museum’s weekly yoga classes. The first class is February 23 and features Pittsburgh Symphony cellist Michael DeBruyn.

Thursday Yoga at CMOA features a weekly rejuvenating yoga session with instructor Stephanie Zito, which emphasizes stretching and relaxation. As part of its Music & Wellness program, the Pittsburgh Symphony is partnering with CMOA to provide live music during the yoga practice on the following days, featuring performances by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians:

February 23
March 30
April 27
May 18
June 22 (tentative)

Admission to the yoga classes are first-come, first-served on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hall of Sculpture at the Carnegie Music of Art. The classes have a $10 general admission fee ($8 for Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh members and $5 for students). There is a limit to the number of participants for each class, so early arrival is encouraged. A 10-class pass can be purchased for $75 ($50 for Carnegie members and students).

The Pittsburgh Symphony’s Music & Wellness Program utilizes the Pittsburgh Symphony’s musicians and staff to serve as a resource for individuals and communities looking to use music as a way to promote health and wellness. This has included therapeutic, live music in medical facilities like Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s H.J. Heinz campus; yoga and music events; a handbook for designing and implementing music and wellness programs; and online resources, such as the Musical Living blog. More information about the program can be found at wellness.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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