Pittsburgh Symphony announces additional digital concerts

Posted on: April 27, 2021

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra isn’t slowing down,” writes Tyler Dague in Friday’s (4/23) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Its latest slate of digital concerts includes world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell, double bassist and jazz vocalist Nicki Parrott and Pinchas Zukerman pulling triple duty—orchestra leader, violist and violinist. Each concert …will be available to stream afterward on the PSO’s online platform.… Tickets for all concerts are $15. On Saturday, new visions of memorable works take the stage as PSO music director Manfred Honeck conducts his own new arrangement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Opus 18, No. 4. The program also features the PSO premiere of Anna Clyne’s 2020 composition ‘Stride,’ a reimagination of the stride baseline from Beethoven’s ‘Pathetique.’ … Bell … will lead the orchestra in Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ … [and selections] from Piazzolla’s ‘The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.’ … A pops concert, ‘Gershwin and Friends,’ premieres June 28 … [led by] principal pops conductor Byron Stripling.… The next concert features Zukerman leading the orchestra and playing violin and viola…. Jack Everly, principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore symphony orchestras, joins the PSO for a night of Hollywood favorites on Aug. 23.”