BSO at Home: Concert for Our City

BSO at Home, Concert for our City: stream starting Sunday, April 5th at 3PM EST

Concert for Our City was videotaped live during a full-house performance at Symphony Hall on February 16. The concert was part of a series of free BSO musical offerings in February during the time the orchestra would have been on an East Asia tour, February 6-16.
The planned tour was canceled due to increasing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Streaming of this concert is available through May 20, 2020.

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello
Huang Ruo, composer and singer

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin
GINASTERA "Malambo" from Estancia Dances
Huang RUO Folksongs for Orchestra
                 II. Love Song from Kang Ding
                 IV. The Girl from Da Ban City
WALKER Lyric for String Orchestra
DVORÁK Cello Concerto Finale (Allego moderato)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1: Finale (Adagio—Allegro non troppo ma con brio)

"One of my most fundamental beliefs is that music provides a lifeline to inspiration, reflection, power, and beauty that deeply touches us and opens us up to new realms of possibilities that can give us a pause from the distractions of the difficulties of the world at large. During these challenging times of social distancing and sickness due to COVID-19, I hope that the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concert for Our City YouTube stream and the many wonderful offerings at will bring some comfort and inspiration to music lovers in Boston, throughout the country, and around the world."
     — Thomas Wilkins, BSO Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement

This past performance was presented with a generous gift from the family of Eleanor L. Campbell in her memory.
Brought to you with the generous support of Bank of America; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network; and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.