ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND DELTA AIR LINES HOLD EVENT FOR PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY EUROPEAN TOUR LAUNCH
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2013) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Delta Air Lines celebrated the launch of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s European Tour at Pittsburgh International Airport, August 26, 2013. Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra departed on Monday nonstop Pittsburgh to Paris.
“The success of the NONSTOP Pittsburgh to Paris flight is due to the region’s travelers taking advantage of the great asset this flight provides for economic development and leisure traveling. The Symphony is utilizing this flight to promote their exceptional talent and our region throughout Eastern and Western Europe. We wish them bon voyage!” said David Minnotte, chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
“Delta Air Lines is proud to be the official airline of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. We truly value our partnership and our ability to enjoy a relationship with the PSO audience and subscribers. When the PSO began to plan for their 2013 European tour, it was a natural fit for them to select Delta’s nonstop flight to Paris as they begin their journey. Like thousands of corporate and leisure travelers over the past five years, the PSO is able to enjoy our nonstop flight to Paris and then make an easy connection to Vienna as they begin their tour,” said Von Campanella, District Sales Manager for Delta Air Lines.
Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the PSO on an 11-concert European Festivals Tour from August 26 to September 15, 2013. The tour will take the orchestra to Austria, Germany, Romania, France and Switzerland. The tour opens at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria, where Honeck will conduct the PSO in two concerts on Aug. 29 & 30. The PSO performed in Grafenegg for the first time in September 2011. The PSO will then perform at the popular Berlin Festival on Aug. 31, before traveling to Bucharest, Romania, to debut at the George Enescu International Festival on Sept. 3.
The orchestra will perform in Paris (Sept. 6), and Dusseldorf (Sept. 7) and Frankfurt, Germany (Sept. 8) before traveling to Switzerland for two concerts at the Lucerne Festival on Sept. 10 & 11. The tour concludes with concerts at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany, on Sept. 12 & 14.