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Juanjo Mena conducts Anderson, Brahms and Beethoven featuring violinist Nikolaj Znaider


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Conductor Juanjo Mena leads the BSO in Julian Anderson's Incantesimi, a BSO-commissioned work that receives its American premiere with the BSO in January 2017. Incantesimi is a study in long lines, using "five musical ideas that orbit each other in ever-differing relationships." Mr. Mena and the orchestra are then joined by violinist Nikolaj Znaider for Brahms's lyrical and refined Violin Concerto. The BSO closes out the program with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, one of the composer's most popular works.

At the advice of his doctors, Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi regrets that he cannot appear with the Boston Symphony this summer at Tanglewood. He is continuing to heal from a fall he suffered earlier this year and looks forward to leading the BSO as scheduled in November. Conductor Juanjo Mena steps in for Maestro von Dohnányi on Saturday, August 12, on a program featuring violinist Nikolaj Znaider performing Brahms's Violin Concerto. The program also includes Julian Anderson's Incantesimi and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

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Juanjo   Mena, conductor Juanjo Mena, conductor Nikolaj    Znaider, violin Nikolaj Znaider, violin
Program Notes Audio
Julian ANDERSON - Incantesimi (12 min)
BRAHMS - Violin Concerto (43 min)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7 (34 min)
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