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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 5

January 30, 2014

On September 11, 2011, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was in Berlin concluding their three-week European tour with a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie.

The second half of the program featured Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5; experience the subtlety, nuance, precision, and excitement of that live performance in the video below. In the following statement, Music Director Manfred Honeck articulated the significance of their concert:

"The 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 is of great global importance. For the people of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, they have a very special place: one of the four planes crashed in a field near Pittsburgh after passengers on board intervened. These brave men gave their lives for the lives of others. To you and all the victims of September 11, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra dedicates this global stream of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 from the Berlin Philharmonic."

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
September 11, 2011

Program:
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor

Encores:
Josef Strauss: The Dragonfly
Richard Strauss: Waltz, from "Der Rosenkavalier"





This video was produced by the Digital Concert Hall, the virtual concert venue of the Berlin Philharmonic on the Internet.



In a half lit hall, Manfred Honeck joined Daniel Finkernagel center stage at the Berlin Philharmonie. While the empty hall awaited its expectant audience, they spent a few moments discussing the emotions in Mahler's music and what it means in the context of that evening's 9/11 anniversary.





This video was produced by the Digital Concert Hall, the virtual concert venue of the Berlin Philharmonic on the Internet.