A treat for the New Year
The esteemed conductor Sir Andrew Davis returns to lead this varied program of works from John Harbison, Mozart, and fellow Brit, Ralph Vaughn Williams. Joining Davis will be talented rising pianist Alessio Bax in his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut.
Harbison - Symphony No.2
Honoring the American composer's 80th Birthday, the BSO delve into the 4 stages of the Pulitzer Prize winner's Symphony No.2 - Dawn, Daylight, Dusk and Darkness.
Mozart - Piano Concerto 24 in C
Widely considered Mozart's greatest Piano Concerto, this inimitable work was written in tandem with The Marriage of Figaro with it's dark themes thought to be an outlet from the comedic music of the former.
Vaughn Williams - Symphony No.5
A return to romance following the frenetic nature of his Symphony No.4, this hopeful work utilises the strings to beautiful and moving effect.