March 10 & 11, Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius and Busoni
Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius
and Busoni featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein
Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo and Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein return to Symphony Hall!
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Kirill Gerstein, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
SIBELIUS - Symphony No. 3 (31 min)
BUSONI - Piano Concerto (63 min)
Sakari Oramo and Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein return to Symphony
Hall, joining the BSO and the men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
for the visionary Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni's monumental
Piano Concerto, a fascinating but rarely heard work of Mahlerian
scope dating from the first years of the 20th century. These are
the first BSO performances. (Future BSO conductor Karl Muck led the
premiere in Berlin in 1904.) Opening the program is a very
different sort of piece from the same era, Jean Sibelius's Symphony
No. 3, a sunny, open work with numerous touches of folk-music