February 1-3, Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich featuring soprano Kristine Opolais

[Kristine Opolais]

Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich featuring soprano Kristine Opolais, February 1-3
The BSO presents one of Shostakovich's most unusual symphonies, No. 14.

BUY TICKETS:

TICKETS: February 1, 8PM

TICKETS: February 2, 8PM

TICKETS: February 3, 8PM

Purchase a Pre-Concert Meal Ahead of Time Online!  
All orders must be placed 72 hours prior to the performance. 


About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

Check back for the latest Podcasts!
Program notes are generally posted the week of the performance date.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass

MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat for winds, K.361, Gran Partita (40 min)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 14* (48 min)

    *Sung in Russian with English supertitles

The BSO presents one of Shostakovich's most unusual symphonies, No. 14, which continues the BSO's complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies being recorded for future release on Deutsche Grammophon. Composed in 1969 and dedicated to Benjamin Britten, No. 14 requires the smallest instrumental forces of any Shostakovich symphony-string orchestra with ten percussionists. Opening the program is music of a very different stripe, Mozart's wonderfully amiable Gran Partita for winds. This sevenmovement serenade dates from about 1782 and is considered by many the finest work of "Harmoniemusik"- music for wind band-ever written.