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Casual Fridays
Benjamin and Berlioz featuring BSO Musician Rachel Childers, french horn

Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Conductor Cam seats are $25.00 Please select Orchestra Price Class 5, 6, or 2nd Balcony, Price Class 7 for Conductor Cam seats.

Andris Nelsons is joined by countertenor Bejun Mehta and the Boston-based Lorelei Ensemble in the BSO's first performances of esteemed English composer George Benjamin's  Dream of the Song, commissioned by the BSO for the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center. Mehta and the Lorelei Ensemble gave the American premiere of the piece with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in July 2016. Opening the program is Ravel's colorful orchestral version of his solo piano suite  Le Tombeau de Couperin, inspired in part by the French Baroque composer François Couperin. Berlioz'sSymphonie fantastique, his first masterpiece, is innovative in form, remarkably forward-thinking in its use of the orchestra, and quintessentially Romantic in its depiction of an artist's unrequited love.

Tickets include a complimentary pre-concert reception at 7pm and patrons are invited to wear their favorite casual attire. Immediately after the performance, head to Higginson Hall in Symphony Hall's adjacent Cohen Wing for our complimentary post-concert reception with a cash bar and live band.

Featured Performers

Andris   Nelsons, conductor Andris Nelsons, conductor Bejun   Mehta, countertenor Bejun Mehta, countertenor
Program Notes Audio
BENJAMIN - Dream of the Song (U.S. premiere; BSO co-commission) (14 min)
BERLIOZ - Symphonie fantastique (52 min)