https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/88612 Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-4511
Art, Music, Performing Arts
German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads a program of Central European works anchored by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Berlin-born soloist Martin Helmchen. The concerto pays homage to Mozart and Haydn while also exhibiting Beethoven's own intense individuality. Opening the program is Anton Webern's illuminating orchestration of the Ricercar from Bach's Musical Offering. Webern employed 20thcentury orchestral innovations, to create kaleidoscopic timbral changes in Bach's contrapuntal jewel. Béla Bartók's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra is an early work showing contrasting sides of the composer's musical personality. Concluding the program is Leoš Janáček's Sinfonietta, an exuberant symphonic demonstration of his Czech musical heritage.