Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 8:00p -
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
$36.00 - $119.00
Art, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts
Thursday, January 26
Friday, January 27, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 28
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano*
Julian ANDERSON Incantesimi
(American premiere; BSO co-commission)
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great
Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads the American premiere of the fine English composer Julian Anderson’s Incantesimi, co-commissioned by the BSO, the Royal Philharmonic Society, and the Berlin Philharmonic, which gave the world premiere in June 2016. Incantesimi is a study in long lines, using “five musical ideas that orbit each other in ever-differing relationships.” French pianist/composer Jean-Frédéric Neuburger— introduced to BSO audiences in the 2014-15 season via the world premiere of his composition Aube—makes his BSO debut as piano soloist in Robert Schumann’s passionate, lyrical Piano Concerto, which began life as a single-movement work and was written for Schumann’s wife Clara, one of the great pianists of the age. Franz Schubert wrote his towering orchestral masterpiece, the so-called Great C major symphony, toward the end of his short life. Its exact dates have never been established, but he composed this formally and harmonically innovative piece at around the same time Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony.