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Scenes from the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Production of St. John Passion

Scenes from the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Production of St. John Passion

Bach’s St. John Passion was presented at Heinz Hall on March 4 and 6, 2016. It is a sacred oratorio using scripture from the Gospel of John. It was composed for the Good Friday Vespers in Leipzig in 1724. St. John Passion was presented in a semi-staged representation created […]

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present Premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach’s St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. Composed […]

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: The “Three Bs” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: The “Three Bs” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

At Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts Friday night, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra started out with a fresh transcription of Bach’s Chaconne from the Violin Partita No. 2 arranged for full orchestra by Hideo Saito. It was a masterpiece to behold visually, but mostly aurally […]

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Makes BNY Mellon Grand Classics Debut with ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s second weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics brings a perennial program favorite, “Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” on September 25-27 at Heinz Hall. This celebration of the “three Bs” features a fresh Bach transcription, arranged for string orchestra by […]

Harpsichordist, Conductor Jeannette Sorrell Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 20 & 22

Harpsichordist, Conductor Jeannette Sorrell Returns to BNY Mellon Grand Classics March 20 & 22

PITTSBURGH – Jeannette Sorrell returns to Heinz Hall as guest conductor and harpsichordist for Bach’s Coffeehouse, a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend with concerts Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22. Sorrell joins the Pittsburgh Symphony for the first time since her stunning Heinz Hall […]

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Offers an Emotional BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program Featuring Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Offers an Emotional BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program Featuring Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with French pianist, writer and activist Hélène Grimaud for a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program full of passionate and dramatic emotions on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at Heinz Hall, under the direction of Music Director Manfred Honeck. Originally written […]

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

The final concert of our 2012 European Residency Tour was in Luxembourg. I arrived in the late afternoon before the concert with some orchestra colleagues. I hailed a taxi at the train station, and the taxi driver immediately recognized us as musicians from our instrument […]


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