Author: Jesse Montgomery

We Made It: Bucharest Part I

We Made It: Bucharest Part I

The Pittsburgh Symphony is back in Pittsburgh preparing for the 2017 Gala with Lang Lang, but we still have two blog installments to share, chronicling our two concerts in Bucharest, Romania. Following a tremendous concert in Lucerne, Switzerland, the orchestra packed up and prepared to […]

More Cowbell: Off to Lucerne

More Cowbell: Off to Lucerne

Greetings from Bucharest, where the Pittsburgh Symphony just performed to a sold-out audience at the George Enescu Festival following a “difficult” day of travel from Lucerne – you’re not going to want to miss our next blog! All photos © Todd Rosenberg 2017 Previously, the PSO left […]

The Proms

The Proms

Hello from Lucerne, where the Pittsburgh Symphony has just arrived following a thrilling concert at the BBC Proms. The PSO’s Proms program included John Adam’s Lollapalooza, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and TWO encores. The unison clapping […]

The Brothers Honeck: Grafenegg Part II

The Brothers Honeck: Grafenegg Part II

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returned to the Auditorium Grafenegg on Friday for a second concert at the Grafenegg Festival. This concert’s soloist was none other than Manfred Honeck’s brother, Rainer Honeck, concertmaster of the nearby Vienna Philharmonic. Needless to say, there was a large contingent […]

An Austrian Roadtrip: Salzburg to Grafenegg

An Austrian Roadtrip: Salzburg to Grafenegg

Following the Pittsburgh Symphony’s wildly successful return to the Salzburg Festival as the only American orchestra featured this year, the orchestra had a day off in the city before we departed for two concerts at the Grafenegg Festival. Many in the orchestra spent the day […]

A Whirlwind Day: The Salzburg Festival

A Whirlwind Day: The Salzburg Festival

After our concert in Wiesbaden, the Pittsburgh Symphony quickly packed up and took off for Salzburg the next morning, our first travel & concert day of the tour. By the time Tuesday was over, we had bused from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt, flew from Frankfurt to […]

A Warm Wiesbaden Welcome: The Rheingau Musik Festival

A Warm Wiesbaden Welcome: The Rheingau Musik Festival

Concert one is in the books! The Pittsburgh Symphony kicked off our 2017 European Festivals with a performance at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Wiesbaden.  It was a fast and furious concert, with dear friend of the PSO Anne-Sophie Mutter performing two works, Lutoslawski’s Partita […]

Farewell Pittsburgh: The PSO Travels to Wiesbaden

Farewell Pittsburgh: The PSO Travels to Wiesbaden

Welcome to the Tour Blog for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s 2017 European Festivals Tour! We’ll be posting regular updates of life on the road, featuring the work of our intrepid photographer Todd Rosenberg. Check back for reports from each city, and to hear from orchestra members. […]


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