https://www.bso.org/Performance/Listing?brands=1182 Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
$36.00 - $135.00
Art, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts
Thursday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 5, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Kristine Opolais, soprano
SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from incidental music to King Lear
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
Soprano Kristine Opolais returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in Mahler’s mellifluous Symphony No. 4, a musical journey from earth to heaven that is also the last of Mahler’s symphonies to use words from the folk poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Youth’s Magic Horn). On this same program, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs Rachmaninoff’s last piano concerto, the Fourth, which the composer worked on over the course of ten or more years before giving the premiere in Philadelphia in 1927. Even after that he revised the piece extensively twice, creating the final version in 1941. Opening the concert is a suite of orchestral music from Shostakovich’s score for Grigory Kozintsev’s 1941 stage production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, to be recorded for the BSO’s ongoing Shostakovich cycle under Andris Nelsons for Deutsche Grammophon.