VIOLIN VIRTUOSO ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER TO BE GUEST SOLOIST AT PSO’S 2011-2012 GALA CONCERT

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck today announced that the 2011-2012 season will kick off with a gala concert featuring world renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

The gala, titled “Musique du Monde,” will be on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Heinz Hall. Mutter will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.

Mutter will be performing at Heinz Hall after having appeared with the PSO on its 2011 European Festivals Tour at venues in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For 35 years, Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. Since her international debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976, followed by a solo appearance with Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts, Mutter has appeared in all the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America and Asia. In addition to performing and recording the established masterpieces of the violin repertoire, Mutter is an avid champion of 20th and 21st century violin repertoire in both orchestral and chamber music settings.

For gala and soiree event packages, call Shannon Capellupo at 412.392.6070.

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