Saturday, October 07, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: PINCHAS ZUKERMAN!
Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they open the season with a weekend of musical friends. Legendary violinist and longtime friend of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pinchas Zukerman will dazzle with Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, famously described by the violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim as the “richest and most seductive” of all the violin concertos. Meet new friend and Composer of the Year Sir James MacMillan, as he bursts onto the Pittsburgh scene with his bustling, patriotic orchestral fantasy, Britannia, a kaleidoscopic collection of march tunes, Irish reels, jigs and even a Cockney drinking song. Veiled in tantalizing mystery, Elgar’s colorful Enigma Variations, a musical portrait of “friends pictured within” closes the program, nearly 100 years after Elgar himself led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this very work.
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