Pittsburgh Symphony looks ahead to summer European tour

Posted on: January 24, 2011

In Sunday’s (1/23) Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Mark Kanny writes, “While its home undergoes a $2 million renovation this summer, the Pittsburgh Symphony will pack its bags and head to Europe on its 35th international tour. It will be the symphony’s fourth international trip since Manfred Honeck became music director in September 2008. Honeck and the orchestra will depart on the three-week European Festivals Tour on Aug. 23 and give a dozen concerts in nine cities in six countries. The musicians will return to Pittsburgh on Sept. 12, just five days before the gala concert that will open the 2011-12 season at Heinz Hall, Downtown. … The orchestra’s role as an ambassador for the city is confirmed by the participation for the sixth year of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, which promotes economic development. … Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who toured with Honeck and the symphony to Carnegie Hall in New York City and Europe in 2010, will join them for eight of the 2011 tour concerts. … The symphonic repertoire includes Fifth Symphonies of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and of Gustav Mahler.”

Posted January 24, 2011