PSO and Manfred Honeck announce season 2018/19 (February 2018)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Manfred Honeck have announced season 2018/19.

Under the direction of Manfred Honeck, the PSO will welcome a number of world-renowned return and debut guest conductors, composers/commissions and soloists to Heinz Hall this season including Renée Fleming, Mason Bates, Jonathan Leshnoff, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Vilde Frang, Till Fellner, Emanuel Ax, and many more.

To mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Manfred Honeck conducts pieces Bernstein himself conducted with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra early in his career: Works by Beethoven, Haydn and Stravinsky’s Firebird. And Bernstein’s own First Symphony, which the Pittsburgh Symphony premiered in 1944.

On the occasion of Manfred Honeck’s 60. birthday, Pinchas Zukerman will play Bruch’s romantic First Violin Concerto. Manfred Honeck conducts Brahms’ lyrical Second Symphony. And Mason Bates has been commissioned to create a new work for the occasion.

Find here all concerts and highlights of the PSO’s season 2018/19.