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Opening Weekend Spectacular!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, 20 September 2019 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, 22 September 2019 - 2:30 PM
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
A Thrilling kick-off to the season

The Pittsburgh Symphony tunes…Manfred Honeck enters...raises his baton…and the new season begins! Festive showpieces for orchestra: Dvorak’s Scherzo capriccioso, Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” (the tune for “Take my hand, I’m a stranger in paradise…”), and a sparkling new work by Julia Wolfe, commissioned for this opening weekend. And “the soulful and immaculate,” (The Guardian of London) James Ehnes plays Saint-Saens’ delightful Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, and inaugurates the season long survey of the great Mozart Violin Concertos.
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