Christoph Konig conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Mussorgsky’s “Scherzo.” Yulianna Avdeeva makes her return to Heinz Hall in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Plus, baritone Matthias Goerne sings Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler.
Roy Sonne played the violin for 38 seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He still rosins up the bow and he’s played many times with Yeeha Chiu piano. These two are at again with a A Romp Through the Violinist’s World on Monday November 13 at 8pm at Rodef Shalom Temple. The concert centers around the composer performers of the music world with the Bach Chaconne for solo violin, music by Kreisler, Leclair, Corelli, Paganini, Kreisler, Mark O Connor and Joe Venuti. Roy and Yeeha a tell their story winding through La Paz Bolivia, Hong, Kong, London, MIT, Juilliard, New England Conservatory and the Royal College of Music destination Pittsburgh.
Matthew Browne has written a world premiere on commission from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. You can hear it Saturday evening at the Pasquerilla Center with James Blachley conducting. Matthew worked with Michael Daugherty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he receive his PhD. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has collaborated with the Minnesota and Milwaukee Orchestras and many other ensembles making his home in New York.
Dozens of Pittsburgh Symphony musicians, the Mendelssohn Choir, CMU students, pianist Henry Spinelli and many more will help the Pittsburgh Symphony Association with their most significant fundraising event of the year taking place away from Heinz Hall, "Symphony Splendor," a holiday home tour at Virginia manor in Mount Lebanon on Sunday November 19, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. With why you should go it’s Chris Thompson, Committee Chair of Music Acquisition and Diane Unkovic, Co Chair of the event and Association Board member. Chris Thompson is the wife of Thomas Thompson fifty year Pittsburgh Symphony veteran clarinetist and she sings as a member of the Mendelssohn Choir. Diane Unkovic has served in numerous civic capacities including serving as a staff member for Senator John Heinz and she is the wife of Dennis Unkovic of the law firm Meyer Unkovic and Scott.
Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."