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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 performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., many on numerous occasions, as well as a growing number of major orchestras in the U.K. and in Europe and Asia.

Highlights of his 2016–17 season include return performances with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras and the Baltimore, Colorado, Dallas, San Antonio, San Diego, and St. Louis symphony orchestras, as well as debuts with the Dresden, Hamburg, Munich, and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras and the Frankfurt Radio and WDR Symphony Orchestras. In February he made his debut with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led by Alan Gilbert. This fall he will perform the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Adès’s new cadenza for Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Mr. Adès. In July he opens the Grand Teton Music Festival, followed by returns to Aspen, Blossom, and Chautauqua. Recent festival appearances include debuts at the BBC Proms and Sun Valley Summer Symphony, in addition to return engagements at Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Tanglewood.

Mr. Hadelich was Gold Medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since then he has earned an Avery Fisher Career Grant; a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the U.K.; Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (for which he was nominated by the New York Philharmonic); the inaugural Warner Music Prize; and a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony. A prolific recording artist, his next release will be a disc of the complete Paganini Caprices for Warner Classics.

Born in Italy to German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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