New Pittsburgh Symphony residency at Aspen Music Festival in August

Posted on: March 11, 2016

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck will head to the Aspen Music Festival and School in August, marking the first collaboration between a professional orchestra and the prestigious music festival since the 1950s,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Friday’s (3/11) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The PSO’s three-concert residency takes place Aug. 23-25, shortly after Aspen’s main season concludes. The festival’s president and CEO, Alan Fletcher, is a former professor and head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music…. ‘If things go well and they’re able to secure the right funding for it, I think the intent is it would be an ongoing relationship,’ [Pittsburgh Symphony President and CEO Melia Tourangeau] said. ‘It certainly would be an incredible partnership from our point of view.’ The orchestra will perform three programs: Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto with violinist Pinchas Zukerman; Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with PSO principal clarinetist and Aspen faculty member Michael Rusinek; and Strauss’ ‘Elektra’ Symphonic Rhapsody, Dvorák’s ‘Rusalka’ Suite and Berg’s Violin Concerto, featuring Mr. Zukerman.”

Posted March 11, 2016