https://www.bostonphil.org/concerts/2021-2022/bpo3-shostakovich-beethoven Online event
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
$115, $90, $60 and $30; $10 for students. Live stream: $20 for general admission, $10 for students, and $40 for supporters
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Music, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Benjamin Zander, hosts the Boston orchestral debut of one Romanian-born cellist Andrei Ioniță, the Gold Medal-winner at the 2015 XV International Tchaikovsky Competition. He will be the soloist on Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 . The concert begins at 3:00 PM and will be preceded by one of Zander’s “Guide to the Music” talks at 1:45 PM. The concert will also be available via live streaming.
The concert also includes the Prelude to Khovanshchina, Mussorgsky’s last opera championed by many fellow composers, including Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich. “It’s a marvelous opening to a concert, representing an evocation of dawn over the river Moscow—a perfect curtain raiser to the most dramatic Russian cello concerto,” says Zander.
The concert closes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, “Eroica.” Beloved by audiences, it is considered one of the hardest and most controversial symphonies to interpret. "I have something new to share with the audience about the Eroica, forged out of 50 years of study and performance,” says Zander. “Anyone who loves Beethoven and classical music won’t want to miss this concert.”