Matthias Goerne, Beethoven Among Highlights of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

By David Salazar

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season which will feature a wide range of incredible repertory. This season will put a spotlight on the music of Beethoven, featuring a number of his iconic symphonies, his only opera, and a mass.

For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on featuring vocal performances.

The first such performance takes place in early October in a performance of Beethoven’s third Symphony. Matthias Goerne will be featured in Schubert / Strauss “Lieder” with Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tunonela” complementing the program.

Performance Dates: Oct. 11, 13, 2019

Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will get a performance in concert in early January with Manfred Honeck conducting. Soloists have yet to be announced, but the showcase will include the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

Performance Dates: Jan. 24, 26, 2020

In April, audiences will get a chance to see Beethoven’s Mass in D Major, Opus 123 “Missa Solemnis” with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Honeck conducting.