Honeck and Spirituality and the PSO

Written by Andrew Druckenbrod on .

Manfred HoneckJust a reminder to those who read the NY Times piece focusing on conductor Manfred Honeck's religous background today, that we have written much about this wonderful aspect of the maestro since we first started covering the Pittsburgh Symphony music director in 2006 (as you can tell from the Times use of the Post-Gazette photos from my visit to Honeck's hometown in 2007.)

Honeck's devout Catholicism, yearning for spirituality and caring about others -- all of which are utterly sincere -- pervades so much of what I have written about him, that I don't make a big deal about it anymore. Sorry, just a little bit of professional insecurity here since when the Times writes about something that has been well-known locally, some people will think you never covered it.

Actually, we have a wonderful archive with full coverage of Honeck's tenure with the PSO, so you can easily see his progression with the PSO, a combination that I think is going to be even more subjected to national and international press drop-ins likes this Times one in the future as it gets more and more well known just how superb it is.


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