Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Brahms's Symphony No. 4

The New York Philharmonic

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Mozart and Brahms


David Geffen Hall

Price Range

$30.00 - $159.00


2 hours with intermission

Date & Times


May, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM


May, 2015

Friday, 2:00 PM


May, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM


J. Strauss II

Die Fledermaus Overture



Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish



Symphony No. 4


Manfred Honeck


Manfred Honeck


Manfred Honeck Felix Broede


Over the last quarter century, Manfred Honeck has firmly established himself as one of the world’s leading conductors, renowned for his distinctive interpretations and arrangements of a wide range of repertoire. For more than a decade, he has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, continuing a legacy of music-making that is celebrated at home, abroad, and on recordings, including the Grammy Award–winning recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Barber’s Adagio for Strings (2018). Together, Mr. Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have served as cultural ambassadors for the city as one of the most frequently toured American orchestras. In addition to performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the orchestra regularly appears in major European music capitals and at festivals — including the Beethovenfest Bonn, BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Grafenegg Festival, and the Salzburg Festival — and continues a close relationship with Vienna’s Musikverein.

Born in Austria, Mr. Honeck received his musical training at Vienna’s Academy of Music and for many years was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra. He began his conducting career as assistant to Claudio Abbado and was subsequently engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed with the prestigious European Conductor’s Award. Following early posts as one of three main conductors of Leipzig’s MDR Symphony Orchestra and as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, he 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. Operatic guest appearances include Semperoper Dresden, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, and Salzburg Festival.

As a guest conductor Mr. Honeck has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Vienna Philharmonic. He is a regular guest with all the major American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago symphony orchestras.

Manfred Honeck has received honorary doctorates from several North American universities and was awarded the honorary title of Professor by the Austrian Federal President. An international jury of critics selected him as the International Classical Music Awards 2018 Artist of the Year.

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Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of today’s great violinists. Showcasing a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire, he is consistently cited for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and beauty of tone. Highlights of his 2019–20 season include his The Cleveland Orchestra debut at Severance Hall, as well as returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, Montréal, Pittsburgh, and Seattle symphony orchestras.

His recent international performances include a stunning debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, the BBC Philharmonic (Manchester), BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra (Salzburg), Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony, and Seoul Philharmonic, as well as the Cologne, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, and Stuttgart radio orchestras and a tour of New Zealand with Edo de Waart.

An active recording artist, in addition to his Grammy Award–winning CD of Dutilleux’s L’Arbre des songes, he has also recorded concerts by Thomas Adès, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky as well as Bartók’s Concerto No. 2 and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. A disc of the Brahms Violin Concerto (featuring Mr. Hadelich’s own cadenza) and the Ligeti Concerto (with Thomas Adès’s cadenza) will be released in the near future.

Augustin Hadelich’s career took off when he won the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He has since garnered an impressive list of honors, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011), the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015), and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018.

Mr. Hadelich plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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