Manfred Honeck – Doug Bauman

The Post-Gazette has an interesting article on our incoming music director Manfred Honeck

Last season Maestro Honeck conducted a concert that I attended, and since this Friday is the debut, I thought I’d share my post from last May:

May 10, 2008

Manfred Honeck at Heinz Hall

This was a post concert chat, and the video I recorded:

If anyone wonders, might I say, I just really enjoy classical music, and this is my way of sharing, perhaps in the hope that others may become enamored with this beautiful music someday too. The true love of classical music comes from the appreciation of each piece, each composition, and all the components, the individual instruments, you pick them out, hear them, individually, and collectively, and make the connection, you enjoy the point and counterpoint, the drama, the showmanship, the splendor, and you wrap it all together and what do you get, a marvelous art form that is a new appreciation, with never ending possibilities for hearing more and more, and then you wonder why you are not doing this yourself, but at the very least you can share it with others, so enjoy 🙂

Manfred Honeck: conductor
Michael Rusinek: clarinet
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Alan Fletcher: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (PSO commission/world-premiere)
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40

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