Nov. 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR TO GUEST CONDUCT WITH NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
PITTSBURGH—On December 10, 2013, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the New York Philharmonic in an all-Dvoøák program featuring German violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter. Honeck made his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic last season.
Following the successful European Festivals tour that brought the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to five countries in August and September, Maestro Honeck’s upcoming U.S. conducting schedule also includes his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra on November 14-16 and his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on November 21-23, followed by performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on February 20-22, and the return of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for the final performance of Spring for Music on May 10.
In Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, Honeck will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring the Carnival Overture, the tuneful, dancing Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” which originally premiered with the New York Philharmonic. Honeck and Mutter have a long, collaborative history of creating music together. Mutter was a featured soloist on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s most recent European tour and her latest CD, “Dvoøák,” was recorded with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Honeck. This month, Honeck’s latest CD with the Pittsburgh Symphony—“Strauss”—was issued by Reference Recordings.
More information about or tickets for this concert can be found at www.nyphil.org
For more than 35 years, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. Since her international debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976, followed by a solo appearance with Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts, Mutter has performed in all the major concert halls of Europe, Asia and North and South America. In addition to performing and recording the established masterpieces of the violin repertoire, Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire for both orchestral and chamber music settings. She also devotes her time to numerous charity projects and supports the development of young, exceptionally talented musicians. In 2013, Mutter performs in Asia, Europe and North America. The world premiere of Currier’s Ringtone Variations for violin and double bass, a work commissioned by The Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, provides the prelude for a tour of Asia with the Mutter Virtuosi. That ensemble, under the musical direction of Mutter herself, consists of 14 of the foundation’s current and former scholarship students. Additional highlights throughout the year include a concert in Warsaw in celebration of Lutos³awski’s 100th birthday and a recital in Carnegie Hall on the 25th anniversary of Mutter’s debut there. Her honors include the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award, European St. Ulrich’s Prize, Brahms Prize, Erich Fromm Prize, Gustav Adolf Prize, Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation’s International Scenic Arts Award, International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize and Leipzig Mendelssohn Award, as well as an honorary doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
“ALL-DVOØÁK PROGRAM FEATURING ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER”
AVERY FISHER HALL, NEW YORK, NY
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
MANFRED HONECK, conductor
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, violin
Antonín Dvoøák: Carnival Overture
Antonín Dvoøák: Violin Concerto
Antonín Dvoøák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
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