October 19-24, Beethoven and Grieg

[Ken-David Masur]

Ken-David Masur Conducts stage adaptation of Grieg's Incidental Music To 'Peer Gynt' October 19-24
BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur leads four very special performances Thursday, October 19- Tuesday, October 24 of the incidental music Edvard Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.

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TICKETS: October 19, 8PM

TICKETS: October 20, 8PM (Casual Fridays)

TICKETS: October 21, 8PM

TICKETS: October 24, 8PM

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All orders must be placed 72 hours prior to the performance. 


About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

Download the Full Program Notes (PDF)

Watch/Listen

  1. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Program Snapshot by Brian Bell.
  3. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
  4. BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur speaks with Brian Bell.

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor
Actors

Bill Barclay, stage director
Caleb Mayo, actor
Caroline Kinsolving
, actor

Bobbie Steinback, actor
Daniel Berger-Jones, actor
Georgia Lyman, actor
Risher Reddick, actor
Will Lyman, actor
Kathleen Parks, fiddler

Cristina Todesco, set designer
Kathleen Doyle, costume & puppet designer
Karen Perlow, lighting designer
David Reiffel, sound design
Nicole Pierce, choreographer
Giselle Ty, associate director
Leslie Sears, stage manager

BEETHOVEN Incidental music to Egmont (OCTOBER 19, 21, AND 24 ONLY)
GRIEG Incidental music to Peer Gynt
    stage adaptation by Bill Barclay

BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur leads four very special performances Thursday, October 19- Tuesday, October 24 of the incidental music Edvard Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. Extremely popular and well-known in the context of the two concert suites Grieg constructed later, this music is rarely heard in its original, complete form. (Its last complete BSO performances were led by Mr. Masur's father, Kurt, in 1985.) These concerts provide an even rarer opportunity for audiences to experience a new stage adaptation of the work by director Bill Barclay, set designer Cristina Todesco, and costume designer Kathleen Doyle, the same team behind the BSO's concert-staged performances of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream in January 2016. In addition to Mr. Masur and the orchestra, the adaptation will include a cast of actors, soprano Camilla Tilling, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor. To open the program, Mr. Masur leads the orchestra in Beethoven's incidental music to Egmont.

The October 20 performance is a "Casual Fridays" evening! You are invited to wear your favorite casual attire, and to arrive early to enjoy a free, pre-concert reception before you take your seat. This lower-priced series also features a special section for Conductor Cam seating, which allows patrons to watch the conductor from the orchestra's perspective. Then, immediately after the performance, head to the post-concert reception, where, besides enjoying live music, snacks, and a cash bar, you are invited to mingle and share what you've just experienced at the BSO concert.Pre-concert remarks on October 20 from the stage will be by BSO bassoonist Suzanne Nelsen.

On October 20 Test your talent at the Instrument Bar!
Brought to you by the BSO Young Professionals Group, the Instrument Bar offers an opportunity to explore and play instruments of the orchestra. See if you have a hidden talent or just have fun experimenting with different sounds while enjoying your favorite beverage and meeting other patrons.  Instrument bar Locations: Cabot-Cahners room, O'Block-Kay room, and outside the Symphony Shop.