Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich
UnderScore Friday Concert
Koussevitzky Music Shed
- Lenox, MA
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Patrons will hear comments about the program directly from onstage BSO musician J. William Hudgins (percussion).
Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4-part of Maestro Nelsons' and the orchestra's ongoing project of performing and recording the composer's complete symphonies-a fine, substantial work that had to wait 25 years for its premiere due to censorship by the Soviet regime. One the first half of the program, frequent BSO guest pianist Yefim Bronfman joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Beethoven's expansive and lyrical Piano Concerto No. 4, which contains moments of grandeur and pomp as well as passages of glorious weightlessness and ephemeral brushes of color.