Israeli conductor to lead Pittsburgh Symphony in October

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Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber will make his American debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in October, PSO officials said. He will replace Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, who died earlier this month, in a three-concert subscription weekend.

Mr. Wellber is a regular guest conductor of the Israeli Opera, the music director of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra and the general music director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. He frequently conducts at opera houses throughout Europe, according to his website.

On Oct. 10-12, he will lead the PSO in Debussy’‍s “Petite Suite,” Rodrigo‘‍s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas and Tchaikovsky's “Manfred” Symphony, according to the PSO website.

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