The Lively Arts and IUP Music Department are presenting a Q&A
session with Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, October 30, in Cogswell 121. It will
be hosted by IUP music professor Matthew Baumer and is free and open
to students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Manfred Honeck has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008–09 season and is the
organization’s ninth music director. He had first guest-conducted the symphony
in May 2006, and returned for another appearance later that year in November. Born
in Austria, Honeck studied music at the Academy of Music in Vienna and
performed in various capacities with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra—as
violinist, violist, and guest conductor. In addition to his directorship of the
Pittsburgh Symphony, Honeck has served as music director of the Swedish Radio
Symphony Orchestra and Staatsoper Stuttgart and as guest conductor of the Czech
For more on his background, career, and extensive accomplishments, visit Mastro Honeck’s bio page on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra website.
For more information on the PSO’s 8:00 p.m. concert in Fisher Auditorium on October 30, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may be purchased over the phone through the Lively Arts ticket office at 724-357-1313, online, or in person at 7:00 p.m. at the box office the night of the performance.