Pianist Nicholas Angelich makes PSO debut with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the PSO will bring the romance of classical music to Heinz Hall this month with the one of Berlioz’s finest and most expressive works – Romeo and Juliet.
The BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts begin at 8 p.m., Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Tickets, ranging from $20 to $93, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Nicholas Angelich will make his PSO debut with Johannes Brahms’ luxurious and emotional Piano Concerto No. 2. The Times praised this rising star for his “subtle inflection of touch and dynamics; that impulsive, improvisatory feel.”
The PSO would like to recognize and thank BNY Mellon for their 2011-2012 title sponsorship of BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the PSO. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the PSO. Bobby Rahal Automotive Group is the official automotive group of the PSO.
An impressive interpreter of the classical and romantic repertoire, Nicholas Angelich has given many performances featuring the works of Beethoven and Liszt in Europe and North America, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States. He has also gained recognition for his interpretation of 20th century music, including performances of works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartok, Ravel, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, Tanguy, and Pierre Henry, who dedicated his composition “Concerto for piano without orchestra” to Mr. Angelich.
Gianandrea Noseda is among the most sought-after conductors of our time. Music Director of Teatro Regio in Turin, Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester and Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, he also serves as Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (one of the historical Italian Music festivals) since 2001. To underline his relationship with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, he was appointed as the Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Chair. Noseda became the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1997 and has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI.