New recording from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (October 2021)

With its record label Reference Recordings, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck announce a new recording: Brahms Symphony No. 4 and MacMillan Larghetto for Orchestra. This release coincides with the Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season and its joyful return to live concerts with full orchestra. These works were recorded live in the Heinz Hall, now celebrating its 50th anniversary season as the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The recording is available worldwide on 22 October.

Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is a powerful work with deep emotional lines and full sound, a complex and challenging work with its hundreds of nuances. It is very satisfying to hear together the Brahms Symphony and James MacMillan’s Larghetto for Orchestra as they are both intensely personal works that also share enormous depth in color and beauty,” said Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The recording is accompanied by Manfred Honeck’s extensive music notes, which provide insight into his unique interpretation as well as the history and musical structure of Brahms’ final and beloved symphony.READ MORE

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces 2021-2022 season (June 2021)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced the 2021-2022 season and will welcome back audiences to Heinz Hall with full orchestra for the first time in 18 months in September 2021 when its new season begins. The 2021-2022 season is also the 50th anniversary of Heinz Hall, the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season will be the 14th under the direction of its Music Director Manfred Honeck and the 126th in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated history.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck release new recording with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Manfred Honeck celebrate the orchestra’s 125th anniversary with the release of a new recording with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Reference Recordings. The recording features soloists Christina Landshamer, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Werner Güra and Shenyang, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

This hybrid SACD release was recorded in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, the home of the orchestra and is the eleventh in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series released on the FRESH! imprint from Reference Recordings.READ MORE

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck on Classic FM (October 2020)

On 28 October at 9 pm on Classic FM – the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck. The program includes the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, before the Canadian violinist James Ehnes takes the podium for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 and the Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Here you can listen to the concert in the program “Classic FM Concert” with John Suche, available until 4  November.

Program

Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Violin: James Ehnes

Alexander Borodin, Polovtsian Dances (From Prince Igor)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto No.4 in D major K.218
Violin: James Ehnes

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck on Deutschlandfunk (July 2020)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the top orchestras in North America and celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. With its principal conductor Manfred Honeck and star pianist Igor Levit, it made a guest appearance at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf in 2019 as part of a European tour.

Here you can listen to the concert on 12 July at 21:05 on Deutschlandfunk.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and it’s Music Director Manfred Honeck announce the release of a new recording (April 2020)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and it’s Music Director Manfred Honeck announce the release of a new recording, pairing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 with the world premiere of leading American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon, featuring the orchestra’s Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek and Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres. This hybrid SACD release was recorded in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, the home of the orchestra.

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