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Mozart and Brahms

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$30.00 - $159.00

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

28

May, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

29

May, 2015

Friday, 2:00 PM

30

May, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

J. Strauss II

Die Fledermaus Overture

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Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish

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Brahms

Symphony No. 4

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Artists

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck, renowned for his distinctive interpretations, has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008–09 season. He and the orchestra are consistently recognized for their performances and are celebrated both in Pittsburgh and abroad. To great acclaim, they regularly perform in major music capitals and festivals, in appearances including the BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Grafenegg Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Vienna’s Musikverein. This successful collaboration has also been extensively documented on recordings. The SACDs released by Reference Recordings — most recently suites from Richard Strauss’s operas Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier — have received numerous rave reviews, as well as two Grammy Award nominations.

Born in Austria, Manfred Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Many years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. He began his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado and was subsequently engaged by the Zurich Opera House, which awarded him the prestigious European Conductor’s Award. Following early posts as one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Honeck was appointed music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm. For several years he also served as principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2007 to 2011 he was music director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He has been artistic director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than 20 years.

Mr. Honeck has worked as a guest conductor with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, and the Vienna Philharmonic. In the United States he has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. His operatic guest appearances have included Dresden Semperoper, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, and the Salzburg Festival.

Manfred Honeck has received honorary doctorates from several North American universities. Most recently, he was awarded the title of honorary professor by the Austrian Federal President.

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Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich by Rosalie O'Conner

Violin

Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation through his performance of repertoire ranging from Paganini to Thomas Adès. Highlights of his 2015–16 season include debuts with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orpheus Chamber, and Finnish Radio orchestras, as well as return performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Oregon, Seattle, Utah, and Vancouver symphony orchestras. Other projects include a return to London’s Wigmore Hall, a recording with the London Philharmonic, a residency with the Bournemouth Symphony, and numerous recital appearances in Germany. Following this season’s performances with the Chicago and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, Mr. Hadelich will have appeared with every major orchestra and chamber orchestra in the United States, several on numerous occasions. Festival appearances include his 2015 debuts at Ravinia and the Grand Teton Music Festival, as well as return engagements to Aspen and Bravo! Vail. He has also performed at Blossom, Britt, Chautauqua (where he made his American debut in 2001), Eastern Music Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, and Tanglewood.

Among Mr. Hadelich’s recent and upcoming worldwide appearances are the Badische Staatskapelle/Karlsruhe, BBC Philharmonic/Manchester, BBC Symphony Orchestra/London, Danish National Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, German Radio Philharmonic/Saarbrücken, Helsinki Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra/Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra/Dublin, São Paulo Symphony, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and a tour of China with the San Diego Symphony.

Augustin Hadelich plays the 1723 “ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivarius, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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