Pittsburgh Symphony taps Noseda to fill guest conductor post

Posted on: September 9, 2010

In Thursday’s (9/9) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Andrew Druckenbrod writes, “Like the three beats of waltz time, this week the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has added two conductors to complement music director Manfred Honeck. On the heels of extending the contract of Leonard Slatkin on Tuesday, the orchestra will announce today it will increase the role of Gianandrea Noseda. The Italian conductor has been named the Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Chair, a four-year appointment starting with the upcoming 2010-11 season. … Mr. Noseda had an auspicious Heinz Hall debut in November 2005. That concert of works by Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Respighi was an eye-opener to many and also put the energetic conductor in the hunt for the next music directorship of the PSO. That prize eventually went to Mr. Honeck, but the PSO asked Mr. Noseda to return every year since 2007. This season he will lead part of the orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Festival in February. His new contract calls on him to conduct two subscription concert weeks a season, as well as special projects. He remains chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic.”

Posted September 9, 2010