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Symphony's Berlin performance available on Internet

In this photo provided by the Motown Museum, Smokey Robinson, right, speaks at an event honoring Maxine Powell, left, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Motown Museum in Detroit. Powell directed the label's Artists Development Department, also known as 'Motown's Finishing School.' She guided many, including Robinson's Miracles, the Jackson Five and the Supremes.

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Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

When Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open Musikfest Berlin on Aug. 31 their audience won't be limited to people in the famous Philharmonie concert hall. The concert will be webcast live at 2 p.m. EST on or

The program is Leos Janacek's Suite for Strings, Witold Lutoslawski's Chain II with violin soloist Anne Sophie Mutter and Richard Strauss' “Ein Heldenleben.”

The entire concert will be online for three weeks. The orchestra selections will stay online for six months on the two websites and on

The Berlin concert is the third in the symphony's current European Festivals tour.

— Mark Kanny

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