“The reputation of the Pittsburgh Symphony in Vienna is a very high one. Last year, for example, the orchestra performed two concerts at the Grafenegg Music Festival and both concerts were considered by audience and press as marvelous. So we are all looking forward to the orchestra’s residency at the Musikverein.”
– Peter Jarolin, classical music critic of the Austrian newspaper Kurier.
“With more than a hundred musicians on stage, led brilliantly by the owner, the Austrian Manfred Honeck, the formation left clear traces of an identity that is common to the great American orchestras: forceful sound very powerful sections supported in their metal percussion and proud ‘pianos’ in moments of lyrical structure with his equally stellar string section.”
– César Lόpez Rosell, El Periodico, Barcelona
“The audience was very appreciative. There were many curtain calls for the soloists and for Manfred. It couldn’t have been a better start to the tour.”
– George Vosburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet
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