My Most Memorable PSO Concert

By Eileen Josefov

One of my most memorable evenings that I had with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was one in which we attended a new season preview.  A reception followed and a copy of  “Play On,” the book documenting the history of the PSO, was raffled off. 

I won! 

Of course, I wanted Maestro  Manfred Honeck and concertmaster at the time Noah Bendix-Balgley, who were both in attendance, to sign it. 

The inside cover was a full page of a musical score which I thought was perfect to sign on. 

Maestro Honeck, so gracious, signed; however, he would not write on the score, but he wrote rather in the one-and-a-half inch margin at the top of the page! 

I then asked Noah to freely sign on the page and he also wrote in the narrow margin at the top of the page and not on even one note of the music! 

I was stunned by the refusal of both to write on the score!  Musicians!

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