March 29-April 1, Berlioz, Lalo, Dutilleux and Roussel
Alain Altinoglu conducts Berlioz, Lalo,
Dutilleux and Roussel featuring violinist Renaud Capuçon
French conductor Alain Altinoglu, making his BSO debut, leads this all-French program and is joined by his countryman, the violinist Renaud Capuçon.
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Wednesday, March 29 All-French BSO Concert Replaces Postponed
February 9 Concert
To replace the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert of February 9, 2017, canceled due to severe weather conditions, the orchestra will add a concert to its schedule on March 29, 2017. This concert will be performed in addition to the already scheduled March 30-April 1 program featuring Mr. Altinoglu and Mr. Capuçon. Patrons with tickets for the postponed February 9 concert, who did not exchange their tickets for an alternative concert, should use their original tickets; they may opt to exchange their tickets for an alternative concert by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200.
About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes
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- Brian Bell samples the program of Berlioz, Lalo, Dutilleux and Roussel to be performed on March 29-April 1, 2017
- Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.
Renaud Capuçon, violin
BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture (9 min)
LALO - Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra (33 min)
DUTILLEUX - Symphony No. 2, Le Double (29 min)
ROUSSEL - Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2 (21 min)
Alain Altinoglu, making his BSO debut, leads this all-French
program and is joined by his countryman, the violinist Renaud
Capuçon, for Édouard Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, written
for the great Spanish virtuoso Sarasate in 1874 and a brilliant
concerto in all but name. Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture,
by turns romantic and exuberant, opens the program. Albert
Roussel's Suite No. 2 from his 1930 ballet Bacchus et
Ariane was strongly championed with the BSO by Charles Munch.
It was also Munch who introduced Henri Dutilleux's music to the
orchestra and called for the commission of his atmospheric Symphony
No. 2, Le Double, to commemorate the BSO's 75th