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Saint-Saëns Thundering Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns Thundering Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns Thundering Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns Thundering Organ Symphony

Fri, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 24, 2017
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

JOHN ADAMS: Lollapalooza (PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PREMIERE)
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto  

PIGOVAT: Manfred Honeck 10th Anniversary Commission- ...therefore choose life... (WORLD PREMIERE)
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 “Organ”  

Program Notes

Fresh off a performance at the BBC Proms Festival, the Pittsburgh Symphony opens the 2017-2018 Mellon Grand Classic season with John Adam’s jaunty Lollapalooza, in celebration of the groundbreaking former Pittsburgh Symphony Composer of the Year’s 70th birthday.  In honor of Manfred Honeck’s 10th Anniversary season, the Pittsburgh Symphony will premiere the first of three works written for the occasion, “…therefore choose life…,” by Israeli composer Boris Pigovat.  Christian Tetzlaff joins the symphony for Brahms’ fiery yet lyrical Violin Concerto.  The concert closes with Saint- Saёns massive “Organ Symphony,” showcasing the Pittsburgh Symphony’s full forces alongside the organ.  As Saint- Saёns said, "I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.”

Run Time: This performance will last approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including intermission,

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