The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are coming on a European tour this summer. For what I heard when I was there in November, the orchestra are very pleased with conductor Manfred Honeck and sounding as good as they have done in half a lifetime.
Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Europe 2011
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and his
Music Director Manfred Honeck are
returning to Europe from 23 August to 12
September 2011. They will be appearing at 12 concerts in 9 cities including
Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Grafenegg Festival,
Musikfest Berlin, Beethovenfest Bonn, Lucerne Festival, Paris and Vilnius,
Lithuania. Additional performances in the UK will be announced at a
Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Hélène Grimaud will be joining the
orchestra on tour. Programme highlights will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.
5, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Mendelssohn’s
Violin Concerto and Rihm’s Violin Concerto.
Europe with our wonderful musicians is always a special experience for me,” says
Music Director Honeck. “It is fantastic to create music with our world-class
orchestra in some of the finest music halls in the
excited to return to the music capitals in Europe with the Orchestra and Manfred
Honeck, who both received tremendous accolades on their previous tour”, says
Lawrence Tamburri, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
“Honeck is a master of the core Austro-German repertoire, which historically is
part of the PSO heritage.”
will also continue its partnership with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance as an
ambassador for the Pittsburgh region in Europe. In 2006, the PSO and the
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance formed a partnership to leverage the world-class
reputation of the orchestra to market the Pittsburgh region to potential
investors. This first-in-the-nation model has resulted in positive business
investment activity for the region: The management consulting and IT company
SYCOR chose to locate their North American headquarters in Pittsburgh, Delta
Airlines decided to begin direct flights from Pittsburgh to Paris and several
other projects have emerged from the partnership.
Rheingau Musik Festival, Wiesbaden
PR² classic – Kreuznacher Str. 63 – 50968