Feb 09 2010
The Pittsburgh Symphony returned to Carnegie Hall for its first performance with Manfred Honeck as Music Director. The concert took place on Tuesday, which left Monday afternoon and evening free to catch up with former Carnegie Museum of Art Director Richard Armstrong, now in charge of the Guggenheim’s worldwide art empire, and with former WQED Music Director Wende Persons at the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Ariadne auf Naxos.”
The PSO’s concert was a sellout, featuring violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in a glowing golden gown for the Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, conducted by Honeck, who is Austrian-born just like Mahler himself.
In the audience and backstage were dozens of luminaries, from Marilyn Horne and Byron Janis, to Andre Previn and New York Times Music Critic Anthony Tommasini. Click on either photo to view a gallery of photos from the concert and other New York diversions.