In a fall arts preview in Thursday’s (9/12) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Elizabeth Bloom lists performances in the coming season by a range of local classical-music groups. “The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is calling the 2013-14 season the Year of Pittsburgh Composers, but a couple of other nicknames would suffice for the first half of the music season’s calendar. Perhaps the Fall of Debuts of Symphonies No. 6. This fall’s locally grown works are the world premiere of David Stock’s Sixth Symphony and the American debut of Leonardo Balada’s Symphony No. 6…. Music director Manfred Honeck will conduct five concerts in the fall: the gala opening night (which features the Stock and Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’) and a concert weekend with Renaissance vocalists the Tallis Scholars…. The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society will present performances by the Emerson String Quartet, Orion String Quartet and Parker Quartet…. The newly redesigned Emerson Quartet … has a brand-new cellist, Paul Watkins, who replaced David Finckel. That news sent small ripples through the chamber music world.” Among groups also previewed are the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, Washington Symphony Orchestra, and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
Posted September 12, 2013