An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams

An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams

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An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams

An Evening with Honeck & Mutter & Williams

Sat, Jun 13, 2020, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

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Manfred Honeck welcomes legendary composer and conductor John Williams to join the orchestra at its one-night-only Special Concert with Anne-Sophie Mutter on June 13, 2020.

The Special Concert features violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto under the baton of Honeck, then John Williams will take the podium to lead the orchestra and Mutter in works from “Across the Stars,” the highly-acclaimed recently released album collaboration by Williams and Mutter that includes many of his beloved movie themes in stunning adaptations written especially for Mutter.

John Williams has won five Oscars, four golden Globes, five Emmys and 24 GRAMMYs and has said that he revisited themes from many of his existing scores and completely transformed them. “Presented on the violin, they become a different emotional experience,” Williams said. He and Mutter, friends and collaborators, have described the newly arranged version of “Hedwig’s Theme” from the Harry Potter films as “Harry Potter meets Paganini.”

In 2018, Mutter premiered Williams’ new arrangement of “Across the Stars” during Deutsche Gramophon’s 120-year anniversary gala concert in Berlin with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin. This is only the third time since the album was released that Mutter and Williams have appeared together in concert with an orchestra.

“I am looking forward to returning to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra—my favorite American orchestra—this June for a very special concert,” said Anne-Sophie Mutter. “It has been a lifelong dream for me to perform with John Williams and being able to do so in Pittsburgh and also celebrate Beethoven with Manfred Honeck and the orchestra is, indeed, a highlight of 2020. I can’t wait for it!”

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