November 15-19

[Andris Nelsons]

Andris Nelsons conducts Andres and Brahms
The second program of the BSO's two-week Brahms mini-fest encompassing Brahms's symphonies and piano concertos opens with a brief new work commissioned from the Brooklyn-based American composer Timo Andres (the first program having included a new work by American composer Eric Nathan).

Due to illness pianist Hélène Grimaud is unable to perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in tonight's all-Brahms program. Andris Nelsons will conduct the Symphony No. 3 in it's place.

Tonight's Program:
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 4
Timo ANDRES - "Everything Happens So Much" (world premiere; BSO commission)
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 3





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  1. Listen to a 2 minute audio snapshot of this program, hosted by Brian Bell.
  2. Listen to an Audio Concert Preview for November 15 and 17, written by Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Pianist Helene Grimaud speaks about the Brahms Piano Concerti with Brian Bell.
  4. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Brahms festival, taking place at Symphony Hall, November 8-19, 2016.
  5. Composer Timo Andres talks with Brian Bell about his "Everything Happens So Much" to be premiered on November 15-19, 2016.
  6. Listen to an Audio Concert Preview for November 18 and 19, written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer. Musical examples from the Brahms 4th Symphony were from a February 2007 BSO performance conducted by James Levine.

Saturday, November 19, 8PM
Andris Nelsons, conductor

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
Timo ANDRES Everything Happens So Much (world premiere; BSO commission)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3