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Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony make their annual visit to celebrate the season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Reference Recordings: Pittsburgh Symphony On Fanfare Want... added by pittsburghsymphony on 14 Dec 2016 tag | report
Pittsburgh Symphony on 2016 Fanfare End-of-Year Want Lists!
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The Spring for Music festival marks its grand finale with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a program of dramatic works with a spiritual bent. Manfred Honeck conducts three works dealing with women in Christianity: Bruckner's Ave Maria motet, the final scene from Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites and James MacMillan's Woman of the Apocalypse, whose title refers to a female figure in Revelation. The composer has said that it was "inspired by a range of visual art works on the topic through the ages, principally by Dürer, Rubens, Doré, Blake, Marvenko and others." To conclude the evening -- and Spring for Music -- a dramatization of Mozart’s Requiem with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a quartet of vocal soloists.
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A symphony by Mahler, just the size of Tanglewood - Music... added by pittsburghsymphony on 30 Jul 2014 tag | report
Given its pride of place every year, Beethoven’s Ninth is no doubt the single work most closely associated with Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home at Tanglewood. But recently the symphonies of Mahler have become a local tradition nearly as reliable, with one or two representatives turning up on BSO programs almost every summer.
WORLD | The maestro | Emily Belz | July 12, 2014 added by pittsburghsymphony on 29 Jul 2014 tag | report
Maestro Manfred Honeck lives in a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, and as he came down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast before rehearsal, the wait staff already knew what to bring him: oatmeal. Under his arm he had the thick score for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, which he would conduct that evening. Mahler was diagnosed with a heart condition and near the end of his life when he wrote the symphony. He also just had lost a daughter—death was on Mahler’s mind, and therefore it was also on Honeck’s mind. Honeck, a devout Catholic, prayed before he ate.
Classical Beat: Interview with BSO Guest Conductor Honeck... added by pittsburghsymphony on 29 Jul 2014 tag | report
In Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"), composed 1888-1894, Mahler the sonic architect has constructed a cathedral of sound that tells the story of a life – our lives – as he spreads before us his five-part panoply of human existence. The final movement, lasting nearly 40 minutes, and with the entrance of the huge chorus, is a symphony within a symphony. Taken together, this 90-minute masterpiece moves us, transports us, and teaches us.
Mystical and Searching, and Very Last-Minute added by pittsburghsymphony on 31 Mar 2014 tag | report
Recently, Gustavo Dudamel, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, brought that orchestra to Avery Fisher Hall for two sold-out concerts. He was scheduled to conduct three performances at the hall of a program with the New York Philharmonic starting Thursday night. But last weekend Mr. Dudamel, the charismatic young Venezuelan maestro, came down with severe flu symptoms, which forced him to withdraw. The intriguing program he had chosen paired “Orion,” a mystical 1979 score by the Canadian composer Claude Vivier, with Bruckner’s searching Ninth Symphony. On short notice, Manfred Honeck, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he has been thriving since 2008, agreed not only to take over for Mr. Dudamel but to conduct the same program. Mr. Honeck, who made his debut with the Philharmonic last year, drew assured and exciting performances of both works from the players, who looked and sounded inspired.
New York Classical Review » Blog Archive » Subbing for... added by pittsburghsymphony on 28 Mar 2014 tag | report
Gustavo Dudamel was originally scheduled to conduct the New York Philharmonic in the program that opened Thursday night at Avery Fisher Hall: an intriguing and ambitious pairing of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 and the New York premiere of Claude Vivier’s Orion. But Dudamel came down with a severe case of the flu, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck was enlisted as an emergency substitute. - See more at:
Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper - News and Features added by pittsburghsymphony on 7 Mar 2014 tag | report
For Maestro Manfred Honeck, it is faith in God, knowledge and education that leads to a meaningful professional life, and service to God and others that makes life wonderful. “I'm so fortunate that I could make a career in music, and that through music I can bring God and spirituality into light,” he said.
New York Classical Review » Blog Archive » Honeck, Phi... added by pittsburghsymphony on 3 Mar 2014 tag | report
The “one-night-only” program is something of a rarity for symphony orchestras these days, but we got one Tuesday night, when Manfred Honeck led the New York Philharmonic in a stirring program of Dvorák favorites. Rehearsal conditions aren’t ideal for one-offs like these, but the Philharmonic sounded right at home under Honeck’s direction. - See more at:
Manfred Honeck's Musical Journey | WRTI added by pittsburghsymphony on 3 Mar 2014 tag | report
The Austrian-born conductor Manfred Hoeneck has led a storied life. His first exposure to music was through learning folk music on the traditional mid-European lute, the zither. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, his journey onward from the Vienna Philharmonic to Pittsburgh and beyond is reflected in a favorite symphony by a composer the conductor regards as a fellow traveler.
Manfred Honeck Conducts and Remembers » The Boston Musica... added by pittsburghsymphony on 3 Mar 2014 tag | report
For most listeners the spotlight will be on Anne-Sophie Mutter during the next round of BSO subscription concerts, but some know that there is an interesting conductor onstage as well: Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony through 2020. His early experience as violinist and violist in the Vienna Philharmonic exposed him to numerous important conductors, whom he watched “like an eagle.” Honeck has no little wisdom to impart about conducting, conductors, and style. BMInt recently spoke with him at length.
Unterwegs mit... | - NDR Kultur - Programm added by pittsburghsymphony on 3 Mar 2014 tag | report
Er sei "ein absoluter Augen- und Ohrenöffner", schwärmt die Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter von Manfred Honeck. Erst 2013 gab der 1958 geborene Dirigent sein Debüt bei den Berliner Philharmonikern. Bislang in Deutschland noch eher ein Geheimtipp, wird der Österreicher in seiner Heimat schon lange gefeiert. Er nimmt uns mit nach Pittsburgh, wo er seit 2008 Musikdirektor ist, und erzählt, warum ihm die Stadt im Südwesten des US Bundesstaates Pennsylvania, die als Musterbeispiel des wirtschaftlich erfolgreichen Strukturwandels gilt, so ans Herz gewachsen ist.
Manfred Honeck returns to BSO to conduct ‘Eroica’ - Music... added by pittsburghsymphony on 3 Mar 2014 tag | report
The Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck took over the leadership of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2008, and helped lift that ensemble out of a difficult transitional period. His tenure has been fruitful, and the orchestra has extended his contract until 2020. Beyond Pittsburgh, however, Honeck has largely built his conducting career in Europe and has only in recent seasons started making the rounds to major North American orchestras as a guest conductor. His BSO subscription debut took place in 2005 but he has not been back since then.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra giving the inaugural pe... added by pittsburghsymphony on 7 Oct 2013 tag | report
Watch the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra give the inaugural performance at the 2013 Musikfest Berlin.
YouTube - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Carm... added by pittsburghsymphony on 24 Sep 2013 tag | report
Watch the TV spot for Carmina Burana. Be sure to leave comments!
Berlin 2013 added by pittsburghsymphony on 30 Aug 2013 tag | report
As part of their European tour, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will give the inaugural performance at this year's Musikfest Berlin on August 31 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Come back to this page on August 31 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to view the live stream of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from Berlin.
2013 European Tour added by pittsburghsymphony on 29 Aug 2013 tag | report
Follow the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on their 2013 European Festivals Tour.
Once Upon a Time - Pittsburgh | Official Ticket Source | ... added by pittsburghsymphony on 22 Jul 2013 tag | report
Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a spectacular opening to the PSO's 2013-2014 season! With no fewer than 15 Grammy Awards, The Avery Fisher Prize and The National Medal of Arts to his name, Yo-Yo Ma performs Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. Also, hear Dvorák's Carnival Overture and other works of music inspired by fairy tales.
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