Tag: Beethoven

Manfred Honeck Conducts Beethoven to Close 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

Manfred Honeck Conducts Beethoven to Close 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck close the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season in joyous style with Ludwig van Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” Symphony and Mahler’s Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn on June 23-25 at Heinz Hall. Written during the same […]

Concert Blog: A New Romance: Gustavo Dudamel & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Concert Blog: A New Romance: Gustavo Dudamel & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

On the evening of Friday, April 7 at Heinz Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, perhaps the most recognizable conductor in the world, made his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in lieu of Christoph von Dohnanyi, who canceled his scheduled appearance after suffering an injury. I think […]

Concert Blog: The Magic of Gustavo Dudamel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: The Magic of Gustavo Dudamel with the Pittsburgh Symphony

It’s Thursday and it’s raining. Raining, never-ending raindrops pounding the pavement and my umbrella. Inside it’s dull. So I go back to walk in the rain. At least the birds seem to appreciate the season with their songs, they are prepping for spring and summer […]

Mozart Symphonies, Pianist Till Fellner Highlight First Weekend of BNY Mellon Grand Classics’ Spectacular Viennese Celebration

Mozart Symphonies, Pianist Till Fellner Highlight First Weekend of BNY Mellon Grand Classics’ Spectacular Viennese Celebration

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are giving audiences the unique opportunity to “choose their Mozart” during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies” concerts on April 21-23 at Heinz Hall. These concerts mark the start of a two-week […]

Mozart Symphony, Pianist Till Fellner Highlight Spectacular Viennese Celebration at WVU April 24

Mozart Symphony, Pianist Till Fellner Highlight Spectacular Viennese Celebration at WVU April 24

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck return to West Virginia University with a musical celebration of the city of Vienna’s rich cultural legacy on Monday, April 24 at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater in Morgantown, West Virginia. The final Canady Symphony […]

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

Concert Blog: Conducts with the Blood

I wanted to be prepared for my evening at the symphony. First I listened to several versions of the Sibelius 5. Then I went to the official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, chief conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, and guest conductor for this […]

Concert Blog: Stepping out of the Silver Screen: Alec Baldwin with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Concert Blog: Stepping out of the Silver Screen: Alec Baldwin with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Entering Heinz Hall last Saturday, I was immediately struck by the array of speakers cascaded around the back of the stage, in captivating contrast of spotless white and black. I realized it was indeed to be used by the organ for Cameron Carpenter’s selection to […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents First BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert of 2016 with Beethoven’s Pastoral

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents First BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert of 2016 with Beethoven’s Pastoral

German conductor Christoph König leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and American violinist Tim Fain in a program featuring the Pittsburgh premiere of Philip Glass’s “The American Four Seasons,” during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Beethoven’s Pastoral on January 15, 16 and 17 at Heinz Hall. König […]

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend with Imperial Program

Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Present BNY Mellon Grand Classics Weekend with Imperial Program

Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, pianist Yulianna Avdeeva and guest vocalists in a program of classical heavyweights during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Emperor Concerto on December 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. Featuring the Coronation Mass, the Unfinished Symphony and the Emperor Concerto, […]

Reference Recordings Releases ‘Beethoven 5 & 7,’ the Latest SACD from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Reference Recordings Releases ‘Beethoven 5 & 7,’ the Latest SACD from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

On November 13, the latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, “Beethoven 5 & 7,” will be released on the FRESH! label. There are no classic symphonies that have been performed more often than those of Ludwig van Beethoven. His fifth symphony […]


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