Sunday, May 23, 2010

PSO 2010 concert tour of Europe

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The PSO 2010 tour continues, this is the latest:


The Philharmonie concert hall in Luxembourg was a pleasant walk from the hotel. Bassoonist David Sogg brought his folding bicycle on tour, and may have taken a more circuitous route however.

The Philharmonie is a dramatic structure of white columns and geometric surfaces, here dwarfing the people outside.

The smooth surface at the building seems to invite [...]

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PSO 2010 European Tour

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PSO 2010 European Tour
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon 2010 European Tour

PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) embark this week on the 12 concert BNY Mellon 2010 European Tour from May 15 through 29, 2010. In addition to two concerts at Vienna’s famed Musikverein, the Orchestra is also performing in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. Joining the Orchestra and Maestro Honeck are violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter, renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, and dynamic cellist Jan Vogler.

Repertoire for the tour includes one of Maestro Honeck’s signature works: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Performances include Brahms’ Violin Concerto; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor;” and Schumann’s Cello Concerto.