Two Trips

Heinz Hall   Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra   412-392-4900
September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Two Trips
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Artists

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Program

Smith: Star Spangled Banner    
Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere)  
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43   
Bach: Suite No. 3: Air (Air on the G String)  
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14

About This Performance

What a trip! Journey through the opioid hallucinations of the lovesick Hector Berlioz in his visionary Symphonie fantastique. Years ahead of its time, the work tells of the hero’s unrequited love, murder of his beloved, execution by a guillotine and witches dancing in a rat-infested hell. Composed in 1830, it instantly became the paradigm for 19th and 20th century program music. Also, YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa returns to display her formidable virtuosity in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The program opens with another kind of trip, back to the boyhood summers of hot young American composer Mason Bates. Rusty Air in Carolina evokes the bluesy, shimmering summer evenings of his youth.

“Mason Bates is one of the young lions among today's tunesmiths.”
-Charleston City Paper

“Valentina Lisitsa combines an imperious sweep with aristocratic poise and sensitivity.” 
Music Web International

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Venue Details

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

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