Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Extends Manfred Honeck’s Contract

By Francisco Salazar

The Pittsburgh Symphony has extended Music Director Manfred Honeck’s contract.

The orchestra announced the conductor would continue at his post until the end of the 2027-8 season.

Honeck began his tenure in 2008 and has cemented his reputation as one of world’s best conductors. He has also brought “new energy and verve to old warhorses in both concerts and recordings with the orchestra.

In a statement, Honeck noted, “These outstanding musicians play from their hearts with tremendous power and soul each and every time they take the stage.”

Additionally the orchestra’s president Melia Tourangeau said, “The future of the orchestra is excellent hands.”

Honeck recently opened the Pittsburgh Symphony’s 2021-22 season with Hélène Grimaud performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto.