Tag: Mozart

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: Mozart in Pittsburgh with Valčuha and Piemontesi

Concert Blog: Mozart in Pittsburgh with Valčuha and Piemontesi

I begin with a poem written while intently listening to “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast by Smetana. I was surprised that my friend had not heard this composition before. He listens to classical music (perhaps not enough), and his father was born in Hungary, close […]

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the City that Inspired a Master with ‘Mozart in Prague’ on March 10 & 12

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Celebrates the City that Inspired a Master with ‘Mozart in Prague’ on March 10 & 12

Prague is the city that cherished Mozart, inspired Smetana and Janáček, and launched Dvořák. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the city’s unique place in musical history during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, “Mozart in Prague,” on March 10 & 12 at Heinz Hall. Slovakian […]

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, […]

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrate Mozart at the Scottish Rite Cathedral

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrate Mozart at the Scottish Rite Cathedral

PITTSBURGH – Each of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s vast number of compositions is considered a musical gem. Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate Mozart’s masterpieces during “Mozart Extravaganza” on Monday, April 28 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New […]

Sustained Synchronized Tremolo

Sustained Synchronized Tremolo

Saturday was Carnegie Mellon University Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I didn’t get a chance to join the pre-concert reception or meet CMU president and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Subra Suresh, but I was pleased to see so many students from my old […]

Free Concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Hartwood Acres Park

Free Concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Hartwood Acres Park

Tchaikovsky Concerto featuring Jennifer Orchard on Violin; presented by Erie Insurance PITTSBURGH – Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free outdoor concert at Hartwood Acres Park on Sunday, July 7 at 8 p.m. as a part of the 2013 […]

The Man, the Myth and the Mermaid

The Man, the Myth and the Mermaid

Undoubtedly, one of the coolest facts about Beethoven was that he wrote music with one particular audience in mind–himself.  He composed works that he would find joy in playing, even though his hearing progressively diminished as his career flourished.  It was tragically unfair that such […]

A night in Vienna –  Cynthia Closkey

A night in Vienna – Cynthia Closkey

There seemed to me two connecting themes in the weekend’s concerts: “Austria is very grand” and “it’s all about me … and about you.” We heard Mozart’s Concerto No. #22 in E-flat major, a work that is both one of his later piano concertos and […]


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