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Live from Berlin - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Live from Berlin: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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 the Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. Experience the subtlety, nuance, precision, and excitement of that live performance in the below video. In the following statement, Music Director Manfred Honeck articulates 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:
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor

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





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



In a half lit hall, Manfred Honeck joins Daniel Finkernagel center stage at the Berlin Philharmonie. While the empty hall awaits its expectant audience, they spend a few moments discussing the emotions in Mahlerís music and what it means in the context of that eveningís 9/11 10th anniversary.



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