March 22-27, Bernstein and Shostakovich

[Jean-Yves Thibaudet]

Andris Nelsons conducts Bernstein and Shostakovich featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons continues the orchestra's season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial with the composer's Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety, which features a dynamic, jazz-influenced piano part eminently suited to the style of this week's soloist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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  • Brian Bell spends 60 seconds to introduce the program for March 22-27, 2018.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Shostakovich 4th Symphony, being performed on March 22-27, 2018.
  • Audio concert preview written by Marc Mandel.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaude, piano

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons continues the orchestra's season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial with the composer's Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety, which features a dynamic, jazz-influenced piano part eminently suited to the style of this week's soloist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Following intermission comes Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, which continues the BSO and Andris Nelson's multi-season survey of the composer's complete symphonies. Shostakovich completed this dark but powerfully majestic work in 1936, but fears of official Soviet condemnation following a scathing criticism of his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk led him to cancel the symphony's premiere. The Fourth was first performed only in 1961.