Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season schedule
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Sept. 27: Opening Night Gala, Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rocco Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Andante Cantabile and Dvorak's "Carnival Overture."
Oct. 4-6: Honeck; Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Andrey Nemzer, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. David Stock's Symphony No. 6 and Orff's Carmina Burana.
Oct. 11-13: Honeck; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano. Beethoven's Overture to "Fidelio," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.
Oct. 25, 27: Nikolaj Znaider, conductor; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin. Kodaly's Dances of Galanta, Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra," and Schumann's Symphony No. 4.
Nov. 1-3: Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.
Nov. 8-10: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin. Balada's Symphony No. 6, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."
Nov. 29, Dec. 1: Honeck; Till Fellner, piano. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Waltzes and Polkas by the Strauss family.
Dec. 6-8: Honeck; Tallis Scholars. Victoria's "Dum complerentur," "Surrexit pastor bonus," "Ave Maria" and "Versa est in luctum," Bruckner's "Locus istem," "Ave Maria" and Symphony No. 4,"Romantic," and Allegri's "Miserere."
Jan. 17-19: Christoph Konig, conductor; Hila Plitmann, soprano. Haydn's Symphony No. 22, "The Philosopher," Danielpour's "Darkness in the Ancient Valley" and Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra."
Jan. 31, Feb. 2: Honeck; Helene Grimaud, piano. Bach's (orch. Stokowski) Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1.
Feb. 7-9: Honeck; Mendelssohn Choir. Patrick Burke, Bomi Jang, Mathew Rosenblum, Reza Vali and Amy Williams' world premiere and PSO commission, and Holst's "The Planets."
Feb. 21, 23. Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano. Casella's Symphonic Fragments from "La donna serpente," Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 and Schumann's Symphony No. 2.
Feb. 28-March 2: Noseda; Joshua Bell, violin. Lalo's "Symphonie espagnole" for Violin and Orchestra" and Liszt's "A Faust Symphony."
March 14-16: Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Michel Camilo, piano. Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Camilo's Piano Concerto No. 2 "Tenerife," and Ravel's "Alborada del gracioso," "Pavane pour une infant defunte," "Menuet antique" and "Bolero."
March 21, 23: Donald Runnicles, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano. Galbraith's "Tormenta del Sur," Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" and orchestra highlights from "Der Rings des Nibelungen."
March 28-30: Sarah Hicks, conductor. Bernstein's "West Side Story."
April 4, 6: Juraj Valcuha, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin. Christopher Rouse's world premiere/PSO commission, Korngold's Violin Concerto in D major, Debussy's "La Mer" and Ravel's "La Valse."
April 25-27: Honeck; Robert Levin, piano; William Caballero, horn. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, Horn Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter."
May 2, 4: Honeck; Mendelssohn Choir. Mozart's Mass in C major, "Coronation," and highlights from Mozart operas.
May 30-June 1: Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Ye-Eun Choi, violin. Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," Mozart's Chaconne for "Idomeneo" and Haydn's Symphony No. 103, "Drumroll."
June 6-8: Honeck. Mahler's Symphony No. 9.
June 13-15: Honeck; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano. Strauss' Suite from "Elektra," Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, and Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier."
Subscriptions, ranging from seven concerts ($117-$621.25) to the entire 21-concert season ($262.25-$1,695.75), are available by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Editor's note, posted Feb. 17, 2013: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect date for Yo-Yo Ma's gala concert.
First Published February 17, 2013 12:00 am