Honeck: Celebrating 10 Years with the PSO


And all of us in Pittsburgh are very fortunate that Manfred Honeck has chosen ours.  The 2017-2018 season of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra marks 10 years of an acclaimed partnership between this world renowned conductor and the incomparable PSO.  WQED celebrates the artistry and vision of Manfred Honeck, and encourages everyone to attend Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances in this 10th Anniversary Year! 


 Hear what the 10-year anniversary means to Manfred Honeck himself. Click to play.

Video Tributes

Donnie Iris

Rick Sebak and Jim Cunningham

Rocky Bleier

Jack and Christine Tumpson

Mayor Bill Peduto

From the Archives

Some of our favorite interviews from over the years. Does one stand out in your memory? Leave your comments below.

@ the Symphony 

Jun 4, 2010
Manfred Honeck talks about his interpretation of Beethoven's Ninth, including an unusual understanding of tempo markings, and his take on the march in the Ode to Joy.

Feb 19, 2009
Manfred Honeck gives his view of Carl Orff's spectacular masterpiece, Carmina Burana. He also talks with Jim Cunningham about Haydn's Oboe Concerto.

Jun 12, 2012
Manfred Honeck talks about the season finale concert, including an in-depth discussion of Mahler's "Tragic" Symphony #6

Audio Tributes

Artists who have worked with Manfred Honeck pay tribute to him. Hear what they have to say.

Kristen Linfante – Executive Director, Chamber Music Pittsburgh

Jeremy Reynolds – Classical Music Critic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Augustine Hadelich – Violin soloist

Lorna McGhee – PSO Principal Flute

Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist

Sir James MacMillan

James Nova, Trombonist