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Boston Symphony Orchestra - Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Haydn, Ligeti and Tchaikovsky

April 30 - May 2, 2020

Christoph von Dohnanyi can really energise a score, and he brought great vitality to the orchestra

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Icon Christoph Von Dohnyani Returns

Widely regarded as one of the most pre-eminent baton-wielders in the classical music scene, German conductor Christoph Von Dohnyani has lead the Cleveland Orchestra during an astonishing 20-year tenure as the ensemble's Music Director Laureate. Five years after his last guest appearance with the Boston Symphony, Von Dohnyani returns during a program of Haydn, Ligeti, and Tchaikovksy. 

The evening begins with Haydn's charming Symphony No. 12, a short and sweet work that has never been performed by the BSO before. This is followed by Ligeti's woodwind-dominant Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra. Principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe and obe John Ferrillo take center stage during the atmospheric, almost amorphic piece. The evening comes to a close with Tchaikovksy's last ever work Symphony No. 6, Pathetique. A defining symphony of the romantic period, its exquisite rising motifs, tonal vibrancy, and triumphant finale make up one of the composer's greatest works.  

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Opening night: 30 April 2020

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