Bell Plays Bernstein

Heinz Hall   Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra   412-392-4900
April 12, 2013 - April 14, 2013

Bell Plays Bernstein
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Artists

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Program

Mason Bates: Desert Transport   
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3

About This Performance

“the American violinist with movie-star good looks has emerged as one of the finest musicians of his generation” –The Washington Post

Composer of the Year Mason Bates’ Desert Transport depicts the Arizona desert as seen from above in a helicopter.  Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to perform Leonard Bernstein’s heart-wrenching Serenade, a piece Bernstein dedicated to the memory of his mentor – the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitzky.  Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his PSO debut with Brahms’ stunning Third Symphony, a reigning example of the deeply personal music composed during the Romantic era.

Click here to learn more about the Composer of the Year program.

Explore & Engage

Concert Prelude with PSO Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor
Free and open to all ticket holders; on stage, one hour prior to the concert

In the lobby, browse through displays about the Brahms and his world, Leonard Bernstein and the American sound and more…

Learn more about the Explore & Engage program

Venue Details

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222 | Directions

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Bell Plays Bernstein
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
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Bell Plays Bernstein
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Mason Bates discusses his piece, Desert Transport

Conductor Juanjo Mena discusses the upcoming April 12-14, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Violinist Joshua Bell discusses the April 12-14, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts