Replacing Fr‹hbeck will be American conductor James DePreist, currently director of conducting and orchestral studies at the Juilliard School and permanent conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. (DePreist, who is the nephew of legendary mid-20th-century contralto Marian Anderson, has previously served as music director or chief conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Sweden's Malm‹ Symphony and the Orchestre symphonique de Qu_bec.)
The program remains as previously announced: Mozart's Serenade No. 6 for winds (the "Serenata Notturna"), Haydn's Symphony No. 100 (the "Military") and Bart‹k's Concerto for Orchestra. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.