Jean Yves Thibaudet

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Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck travels to New York this week to guest conduct a program with the New York Philharmonic that includes the Grieg Piano Concerto, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the piano. 

Also on the program, Beethoven Symphony No. 7, and a work inspired by the a composer's experiences in battle in World War I.  Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 3 to 5 pm.

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