Manfred Honeck conducts symphonies at Les Arts 1 Y 5 Beethoven

Manfred Honeck

The austrian Manfred Honeck, one of the most recognized batons on the international circuit, will direct the symphonies 1 Y 5 Beethoven with the Orchestra of Valencia (OCV) the days 18 Y 19 June at the Auditori del Palau de Les Arts.

Les Arts replaces Beethoven's ‘Novena’ with this program, with works by the same composer, in order to preserve the artistic guarantees that allow the public to enjoy the debut of the prestigious master at the head of the OCV.

Manfred Honeck is, since 2008, Principal Conductor of the Pittsburg Symphony, one of the oldest groupings in the United States, with which he has received numerous recognitions and distinctions for his recordings of Beethoven, Bruckner, Chaikovski, Strauss y Shostakóvich, among which the Grammy award of the American industry stands out.

On your first visit to Les Arts, Honeck maintains Beethoven's symphonic work as a cover letter. The Austrian conductor has selected the "Symphony No. 1", that allows a glimpse of the essence of the German genius in his first foray into the symphonic field, to conclude with the 'Fifth', one of the most appreciated pages of the repertoire and still unpublished in Les Arts, whose first four notes are part of the universal imagination of classical music.

Les Arts remembers that the concert on Friday 18 it starts at 20.00 h, while Saturday 19 the start time will be 19.00 h. The ticket prices range from 30 Y 45 euros.

Manfred Honeck

Manfred Honeck is considered one of the most important conductors on the circuit. Formed in the most genuine Viennese musical tradition, the unmistakable stamp of his performances has earned him international recognition from critics and audiences, as well as numerous distinctions, as the 'Artist of the Year' award he received at the International Classical Music Awards in 2018.

His presence is common in the most prestigious orchestras in Europe and the United States. In this sense, European formations such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics stand out, la Staatskapelle de Dresde, Zurich Tonhalle, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Paris Orchestra or the London Symphony, or the groups that make up the American ‘Big Five’: New York Philharmonic, the Boston and Chicago Symphony and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras.

Manfred Honeck cultivates, Likewise, an important operatic facet. Musical director of 2007 a 2011 at the Stuttgart Opera, has also collaborated with the Dresden Semperoper, the Salzburg Festival, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Theater de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Copenhagen Opera House or the Theater an der Wien, among others.