Mar 22 - 27 2018
Andris Nelsons conducts Bernstein and Shostakovich featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Andris Nelsons conducts Bernstein and Shostakovich featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons continues the orchestra's season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial with the composer's Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety, which features a dynamic, jazz-influenced piano part eminently suited to the style of this week's soloist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Following intermission comes Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, which continues the BSO and Andris Nelson's multi-season survey of the composer's complete symphonies. Shostakovich completed this dark but powerfully majestic work in 1936, but fears of official Soviet condemnation following a scathing criticism of his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk led him to cancel the symphony's premiere. The Fourth was first performed only in 1961.

Admission Info

$30-$145

Phone: 888-266-1200

Dates & Times

2018/03/22 - 2018/03/27

Location Info

Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115