Carmina Burana

Music by

Carl Orff

Benedum Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Friday October 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Saturday October 5, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Sunday October 6, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Soloists

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Tenor  Andrey Nemzer
Baritone  Hugh Russell

Conductor

Manfred Honeck

About

Among the many highlights next season are the PSO debuts of 10 exciting guest soloists: pianists Yulianna Avdeeva, Daniil Trifonov, Till Fellner, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Michel Camilo and Robert Levin, violinist Ye-Eun Choi, soprano Lisette Oropesa, tenor Andrey Nemzer, and The Tallis Scholars, dubbed by The New York Times as “the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music.”

The first subscription weekend features Orff’s Carmina Burana, one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of classical music, and the world premiere of Stock’s Symphony No. 6. The concert will feature Oropesa, making her PSO debut, as well as Nemzer, baritone Hugh Russell, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Betsy Burleigh.

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Reviews

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off season with rousing concert.

She, for her part used her light, clear sound effectively, with no signs of strain up to high D in the climactic passage.

—  Robert Croan  •  Pittsburgh Post Gazette