Juanjo Mena Returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony to Glowing Reviews

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“… a spectacular ‘Classical’ symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony brings its ‘A’ game”

March 2022

Juanjo Mena has enjoyed glowing reviews following his concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on 11th and 13th March. The repertoire featured Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra.

“Guest maestro Juanjo Mena also demonstrated an uncanny ability to nudge the audience as well as the orchestra. He kicked off the evening in earnest with a spectacular take on Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony.” […] Mena and the orchestra were marvelous. Unhurried, precise, explosively exciting — the orchestra brought its “A” game on Friday.”

– Jeremy Reynolds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Image © Edward DeArmitt/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra