Share This Page

Pittsburgh Symphony announces late summer European tour

| Monday, May 13, 2013, 2:27 p.m.

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony will give 11 concerts in five countries during their 2013 European Festivals Tour, Aug. 26 to Sept. 15.

Performances begin at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria, Aug. 29 and 30, and continue at the Berlin Festival, Aug. 31, and the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 3.

After concerts in Paris on Sept. 6, and Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 7 and 8, the tour concludes with pairs of programs at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Sept. 10 and 11, and the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany, Sept. 12 and 14.

Soloists during the tour will include violinist Anne Sophie Mutter playing Antonin Dvorak's Concerto and Witold Lutoslawski's Chain II, and pianist Yuja Wang playing Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. In Lucerne and Bonn, percussionist Martin Grubinger will play John Corigliano's “Conurer” Concerto, which received its world premeire at Heinz Hall with Evelyn Glennie as soloist and Marin Alsop conducting.

Purely orchestral repertoire will include Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, Richard Strauss' “Ein Heldenleben,” Maurice Ravel's “Bolero” and “Rapsodie espagnole,” and a suite from Leos Janaceks opera “Jenufa.”

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.