IUP to Host Maestro Honeck for Q/A Session

Posted on 2/12/2015 2:42:43 PM

Maestro Manfred HoneckThe Lively Arts and IUP Music Department will host the world-renowned music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, in a “Meet the Composer” interview and Q&A session. It will be held 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in DiCicco Hall, room 121 Cogswell Hall.

Geared towards area high school and IUP music students and faculty, the interview will be conducted by University Professor and Director of Bands Jack Stamp, and precedes the 8:00 p.m. all-Beethoven performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony and pianist Lars Vogt in Fisher Auditorium.

Manfred Honeck has served as the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2008–09, and has been contracted through the 2019 season. The Austrian-born conductor received his initial musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, and leading the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive mark. He has led and guest-conducted orchestras around the world, premiered multiple works, and released several critically acclaimed recordings.

The Saturday interview is free and open to any interested IUP students and members of the Indiana community. This is a rare opportunity to interact with a musician and conductor of the caliber of Maestro Honeck.

For more information on the session or on the Saturday evening performance by the PSO, e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu or call 724-357-2787. To purchase tickets for the PSO performance, go online, or call the Hadley Union Building box office at 724-357-1313. Any seats remaining will be available at the door starting at 7:00 p.m. the day of the concert.