The world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays the National Concert Hall in Dublin at the start of a European tour.

Lorin Maazel was the conductor for two sold out Dublin concerts in this the first visit of the orchestra to Ireland. It had been 30 years since an American symphony orchestra had played in Dublin. Founded in 1896 the Pittsburgh Orchestra is one of the oldest in the world. The orchestra then continued on to Cork, where it helped celebrate the city's 800th anniversary.

RTÉ News visits rehearsals in the National Concert Hall. Associate Conductor Michael Lancaster explains why the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is so special and and talks about the power of live performance.

Never forget if you touch one person's soul when you play for them it has been worth it.

An RTÉ News report from 17 August 1985.