Debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

During his time in the United States, Pablo Heras-Casado travels to the East coast for his anticipated debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony. With concerts on October 26 and 28, the ensemble, along with German cellist Maximilian Hornung, brings compelling artistry to an all-Russian program.

Heras-Casado conducts a program consisting of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, a brilliant composition based on Spanish folk melodies, and following, Maximilian Hornung plays Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, one of the most significant additions to cello concerto repertoire. Completing the program is Tchaikovsky’s first symphony, Winter Dreams, the earliest notable work of the composer, where he intertwines Russian life and folk music into the symphonic structure. Heras-Casado recorded this vibrant symphony with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, released in January 2017 on the harmonia mundi label. The recording is available for purchase via his Recordings.

For tickets and more information, visit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra website.

Please enjoy Pablo Heras-Casado conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol:

 

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.

      

Photos: Fernando Sancho