Leipzig Week in Boston



BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER ALLIANCE
In this unprecedented partnership in the world of orchestral music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Alliance will explore the many historic connections between these two world-famous orchestras, inspire new cultural exchanges, and create a wide spectrum of performance and educational programs designed to bring a new dimension of concert experience to each of the orchestras' respective audiences.

The BSO/GHO Alliance informally began in May 2016 when the BSO, as part of a European tour under Andris Nelsons to the major musical capitals of Austria, Germany, and Luxembourg, gave its debut performance in Leipzig's Gewandhaus. Mr. Nelsons takes on his new title with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in February 2018, this being in addition to his long-term commitment as Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director through 2022 and beyond.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Alliance is supported by a leadership gift from the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation/Gregory Bulger & Richard Dix.


Leipzig Week in Boston Schedule

Sunday, February 4

4pm, Parish Hall, Emmanuel Church, Boston
Emmanuel Music's "Mendelssohn/Wolf" Concert Series

ALL MENDELSSOHN PROGRAM

Three Lieder Duets, Op. 77
Eichendorff Lieder (selections)
     Jessica Petrus, soprano
     Emily Marvosh, contralto
Lieder ohne Worte, Book 3, Op. 38
     Judith Gordon, piano
String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18
     Arneis Quartet
     with Joan Ellersick, viola

Monday, February 5

11am WGBH live broadcast of "Boston Public Radio" from BPL Café with Andris Nelsons

5:30pm BSO/GHO Gala at the Boston Public Library

Tuesday, February 6

6pm, Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Gewandhaus and Symphony Hall: Spaces for Music
Professor Christoph Wolff, David Griesinger (acoustician) plus guests (John Ferrillo/Federico Cortese)
Gewandhaus-Quartett
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in D, Op. 44, No. 1
    Molto allegro vivace

Wednesday, February 7

6pm, Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Bach, Mendelssohn, And Schumann at the early Gewandhaus
Professor Christoph Wolff, Alexander Rehding
Gewandhaus-Quartett
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
    Allegro vivace assai

Thursday, February 8

6pm, Boston Athenaeum
Emmanuel Music presents: "Music of Mendelssohn"

MENDELSSOHN Viola Sonata in C minor
MENDELSSOHN Lieder ohne Worte (selections)
Fanny MENDELSSOHN Eichendorff Lieder (selections)
     Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
     Mark Berger, viola
     Leslie Amper, piano

8pm, Boston Symphony Hall
Subscription Concert

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor                
Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianos              
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor                
                
J.S. BACH Concerto in D minor for three pianos, BWV 1063        
SCHUMANN Nachtlied, Op. 108 and Neujahrslied, Op. 144  
Sean SHEPHERD Express Abstractionism (world premiere; BSO/GHO co-commission)   
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, Scottish       

Friday, February 9

8pm, Boston Symphony Hall
Casual Fridays
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor                
Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianos                            
                
J.S. BACH Concerto in D minor for three pianos, BWV 1063       
Sean SHEPHERD Express Abstractionism (world premiere; BSO/GHO co-commission)    
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, Scottish      

Saturday, February 10

8pm, Boston Symphony Hall
Subscription Concert

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor                
Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianos              
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor                
                
J.S. BACH Concerto in D minor for three pianos, BWV 1063        
SCHUMANN Nachtlied, Op. 108 and Neujahrslied, Op. 144  
Sean SHEPHERD Express Abstractionism (world premiere; BSO/GHO co-commission)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, Scottish        

Sunday, February 11

3pm, Symphony Hall
Boston Symphony Chamber Players and Gewandhaus-Quartett

HAYDN Quartet in D for strings, Op. 64, No. 5, The Lark
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
FOSS For Aaron, for chamber ensemble
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat for strings, Op. 20