Upcoming PSO concerts – Doug Bauman

I’ve been enjoying the concerts at Heinz Hall this season, and look forward to the upcoming:

  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4
I also note that the PSO webpage still has Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” for Feb. 5th and 6th, even though I saw the following on the Post-Gazette blog. I enjoy both the Mahler and the Beethoven, but I’ll miss Eroica, one of my favorites.

Pittsburgh Symphony to substitute Mahler for Beethoven at Heinz Hall for Carnegie Preview

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will replace Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 at Heinz Hall for the weekend of Feb. 5 and 6 in order to better prepare for the group’s Carnegie Hall concert, in which the latter is featured.“I am sure the orchestra would play it brilliantly, but I would really like to have a fantastic preparation,” said music director Manfred Honeck of the concert Feb. 9 in New York. The PSO just released an album of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 on the Exton label, raising the stakes on an already important concert for the PSO.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will join the PSO in all the concerts to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
— Post-Gazette Classical Music Critic Andrew Druckenbrod

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