Manfred Honeck shares his thoughts about the Tree of Life Concert for Peace and Unity on the afternoon after the event and looks ahead to Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War, Mozart’s Paris Symphony, and Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand. Plus a Honeck family Christmas in Nenzing Vorarlberg Austria in this conversation with Jim Cunningham recorded in the Maestro’s Suite on the Fifth Floor at Heinz Hall.
Pianist Bertrand Chamayou makes his Heinz Hall debut with Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand. He tells Jim Cunningham what it’s like to play with one hand and the story of the Concerto written for Paul Wittgenstein. He shares his love of Ravel and thoughts about his recordings of the complete Ravel piano music on Erato. Yes he enjoys eating snails and has dined at the restaurant on the Eiffel Tower. You will also learn the best bakery in Paris for croissants and macarons.
Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Jennifer Orchard and violist Tatjana Mead Chamis of the Clarion Quartet discuss the debut cd made by the group with Korngold, Zehavi/Pigovat,Schulhoff and Ullmann.
Brian Edward, the Burgh Vivant, presents Daina Griffith as Auntie Mame in a one night only benefit staged reading at the New Hazlett theater Sunday December 9 at 6:30pm with a cavalcade of Pittsburgh theater stars including Martin Giles, Jared Pascoe, Richard Rauh, Alan Stanford, Hope Anthony, Becki Toth, Nancy Zionts and many others. Here he discusses the Burgh Vivant tuxedo and martini and the work of the organization on behalf of the arts with Jim Cunningham.
Jan Lisiecki makes his Heinz Hall debut to continue the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with the 1st concerto. Bernard Labadie conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 98 and the Henri Joseph Rigel Symphonie No. 4.
Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and “Silent Spring” by Steven Stucky. James Ehnes plays the audience favorite by Tchaikovsky – his violin concerto.