CHRISTOPH KÖNIG AND THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY: The top 10 Pittsburgh classical music performances of 2014

  • By Christoph König
  • 23 Jan, 2015

Christoph König is proud to have made it together with the Pittsburgh Symphony into the “ The top 10 Pittsburgh classical music performances of 2014 ” of the Post-Gazette

Valentina Lisitsa

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Christoph König (Jan. 18, Heinz Hall): Saturday night is not generally the time when most rational, pleasure-seeking people are looking to hear a lecture. But in the middle of this PSO concert, Heinz Hall became a lecture hall, and a very good one at that. The subject of the discussion was Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathusta,” whose opening is well-known, somewhat at the expense of the rest of the work. Armed with a piano and PSO musicians, conductor Mr. König illustrated how Strauss matches musical ideas with nonmusical ones.

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By Christoph König 07 Nov, 2017
Christoph König makes his début at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Wiener Concert-Verein in a programme featuring Gerhard Oppitz in Beethoven`s Piano Concerto no. 2, Rossini Il signor Bruschino, and Schubert Fifth Symphony. Find more information about the concert here .
By Christoph König 07 Nov, 2017
This week Christoph König returns to Warsaw conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Filharmonia narodowa in a very diverse programme containing Respighi`s Belfagor Overture, Kancheli`s Styx for Viola Solo, Choir and Orchestra featuring Lawrence Power (viola), and Strauss` Also sprach Zarathustra. Find out more about the prgramme here .
By Christoph König 12 Oct, 2017

Another very special week, Christoph König conducts Richard Strauss´ less performed "Aus Italien" in two performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra . Kristóf Baráti plays Bruch Violin Concerto. Please read more about the programme  here .

By Christoph König 06 Oct, 2017

Much venerated WQED-FM's artistic director Jim Cunningham talks to Christoph König about his concerts with the  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  this week at Heinz Hall. Please see the full video here .

By Christoph König 03 Oct, 2017

Christoph König conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  in a programme of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Mussorgsky Scherzo in B-flat Major (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere, and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulously gifted 2010 Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva.  More info .

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