Archive for the 'PSO 2013 European Tour' Category

Aug 30 2013

The Sound of Grafenegg Outdoors

Grafenegg castle The Radetzky of “Radetzky March” fame is just a half-hour away, honored with a museum and memorial. Composer and piano maker Ignaz Pleyel is just down the road with corn fields and vineyards all around. Grafenegg is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. It surrounds a 13th-century castle still owned and […]

Aug 29 2013

The Pittsburgh in Grafenegg

Applause for Anne-Sophie Mutter in Dvorak’s Violin Concerto It was a night for violinists. Anne-Sophie Mutter played Dvorak’s violin concerto, and Noah Bendix-Balgley performed brilliantly and heroically in “Ein Heldenleben” (A Hero’s Life) by Richard Strauss. The Grafenegg Festival played host to the first concert of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s 2013 European Festivals Tour with Music […]

Aug 28 2013

Music and Wellness in Vienna

Preserves at Josef Meinl The first full day in Europe on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s 2013 European Festivals Tour was one for visiting Vienna’s art museums, and shopping at Joseph Meinl for its glittering array of jams, honey, and preserves, wall of Viennese chocolate, and bottles of ‘Andy Warhol’ Perrier. There was practicing and preparing for […]

Aug 25 2013

European Festivals Tour 2013

After the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s summer in the great outdoors at Hartwood Acres and South Park, the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, and tribute concerts to Led Zeppelin and Jerry Garcia at Heinz Hall plus a week of intense rehearsals, the PSO goes truckin’ off to Paris on Monday, August 26th. Many in the orchestra […]

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