Rachmaninoff & Beethoven

Rachmaninoff & Beethoven

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Rachmaninoff & Beethoven

Rachmaninoff & Beethoven

Fri, Feb 15 - Sun, Feb 17, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano


Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

About This Performance

“[Matsuev’s] poetic instincts held fast in tender moments, with trills as thrillingly precise as one might ever hope to hear.”  -New York Times

Mussorgsky’s well-known tone poem tells the story of a witch’s Sabbath near Kiev; its theme made more famous by Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia.  Russian powerhouse Denis Matsuev returns to showcase a Russian masterpiece with Rachmaninoff’s well-known Piano Concerto No. 2.   Beethoven’s exciting Seventh Symphony is even more electrifying when guided by the baton of Manfred Honeck.

Explore & Engage

Concert Prelude: Robert B. Moir, Sr. Vice President of Artistic Planning, interviews Music Director Manfred Honeck
Free and open to all ticket holders; on stage, one hour prior to the concert

Browse through displays about Beethoven and his world as part of the PSO’s multi-year Beethoven Project, as well as Rachmaninoff and composer-pianists.

PSO Book Club with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham (Sunday only)
Parallels and Paradoxes, Explorations in Music and Society by Daniel Barenboim and Edward W. Said
Sunday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. – Grand Tier Lounge

FREE to all ticketholders to the afternoon’s performance
Availability is limited; advance registration is required.
TO REGISTER: Call 412.392.4876 or email explore@pittsburghsymphony.org.

Learn more about the Explore & Engage program


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