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Nielsen's Helios Overture with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, April 2020

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Carl Nielsen wrote the Helios Overture while in Greece with his wife. The piece was inspired by the sunrise over the Aegean Sea. This month the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sun with this piece (4/14).

4/7        Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn Blacher: Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Niccolo Paganini Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (Emmanuel Krivine, cond)

4/14      Nielsen: Helios Overture Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 Ades: Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 (Augustine Hadelich, v; Osmo Vanska, cond)

4/21      Leshnoff: Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Michael Rusinek, cl; Nancy Goeres, bn; Christina Landshamer, s; Jennifer Johnson Cano, ms; Werner Gura, t; Shenyang, bs-bar; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, dir; Manfred Honeck, cond)

4/28      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 Strauss: An Alpine Symphony (Igor Levit, p; Manfred Honeck, cond)