Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
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4/26/2013 through 4/28/2013
Famed conductor Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a special work called "The Gift" commissioned to honor the orchestra's chairman, Richard P. Simmons.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Massachusetts Institute Of Technology in 1953, Richard P. Simmons once led Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and has sat on the boards of major companies such as US Airways and PNC Bank. He is currently an adjunct professor at Carnegie-Mellon University.
In addition to "The gift," the orchestra will perform German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) final symphonic masterpiece which is considered one of the most recognizable pieces of all time.
Presented as part of the Music For The Spirit Festival, a project of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to promote and spreads the universal message that music bridges all faiths. For more information, call (412) 392-4900.
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