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Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

Haydn & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

Fri, Dec 7 - Sun, Dec 9, 2012
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall


Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin


Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 68   
Mason Bates: Violin Concerto (world premiere & PSO co-commission)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”

About This Performance

"[Meyers] played with an unfailingly sweet tone, molding her phrases like a singer." -The New York Times

Slatkin conducts the first PSO performance of the charming Symphony No. 68 by Franz Joseph Haydn.  Be the first to hear Composer of the year Mason Bates' Violin Concerto premiered by the mesmerizing Anne Akiko Meyers.  Saint-Saëns' popular Third Symphony, featuring the organ, was dedicated to the composer's friend, Franz Liszt.

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

Hear Mason Bates discuss the making of Mothership to be performed in November with the PSO.

Explore & Engage

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

In the lobby: Browse through displays and exhibits about your PSO, composers, works, and more…
Post-Concert Artist Chat (Friday only) with composer Mason Bates, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and conductor Leonard Slatkin Onstage, immediately following the concert

PSO Book Club with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham (Sunday only)
Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro by Leonard Slatkin
Sunday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. – Grand Tier Lounge

FREE to all ticketholders to the afternoon's performance
Availability is limited; advance registration is required.
TO REGISTER: Call 412.392.4876 or email explore@pittsburghsymphony.org.

Learn more about the Explore & Engage program



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