When:
Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 8:00p -
10:00p

Where:
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-4511

Admission:
$38

Categories:
Art, Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/88617

Greek-born violinist Leonidas Kavakos returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. Composed in the mid-1930s, the concerto is by turns beautifully lyrical and scintillatingly virtuosic, with a Spanish-flavored finale as a nod to Madrid, where the work was premiered in 1935. Opening these concerts is American composer Derek Bermel's "spectral love potion" Elixir, which combines colorfully tranquil music for strings with exuberant, Messiaen-like exclamations from wind instruments deployed throughout the auditorium. Completing the program is Richard Strauss's cinematic tone poem An Alpine Symphony, illustrating an excursion up, then down (at a faster pace!) a mountain, with a huge range of instrumental and compositional effects.

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02/12/2017 20:00:00 02/12/2017 22:00:00 15 Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts Bermel, Prokofiev and Strauss featuring violinist Leonidas Kavakos Greek-born violinist Leonidas Kavakos returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. Composed in the mid-1930s, the concerto is by turns beautifully lyrical and sc... Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115-4511 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit