American Premieres: The 2000s

A new century at the BSO started with Osvaldo Golijov's Le Pasion Segun San Marcos and Judith Weir'sMoon and Star.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Part, Arvo Como anhela la cierva, for soprano and orchestra November 24, 2000
Anja Harteros, soprano
James Conlon, conductor
Golijov, Osvaldo Le Pasion Segun San Marcos February 8, 2001
Robert Spano, conductor
Ligeti, Gyorgy Hamburgisches Konzert, for horn and orchestra January 31, 2002
James Somerville, soloist
Ilan Colkov, conductor
Tanguy Cello Concerto No. 2 (2000) April 4, 2002
Celebrating Mstislav Rostropovich's 75th Birthday
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Weir, Judith Moon and Star October 19, 2002
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Henze, Hans Werner Scorribanda Sinfonica October 17, 2002
Roberto Abbado, conductor
Tan Dun The Map, Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Video February 20, 2003
Commissioned by the BSO 
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Tan Dun, conductor
Unsuk Chin Mannequin November 5, 2015
Co-commissioned by the BSO 
Louis Lortie, piano
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Giya Kancheli Dixi, for chorus and orchestra March 25, 2016
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Andris Nelsons, conductor