February 7-12 Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland

[Andris on the podium]

Andris Nelsons conducts Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland featuring Lisa Batiashivili, violin
The Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO as soloist in the important Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, a brilliant piece colored by both French Impressionism and German late Romanticism.

BUY TICKETS:

TICKETS: February 7, 10:30AM (Open Rehearsal)

TICKETS: February 7, 8PM

TICKETS: February 8, 1:30PM

TICKETS: February 9, 8PM

TICKETS: February 12, 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

 

Download the full Program Notes (PDF)

Watch/Listen

  • Copland Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Szymanowski Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell takes about 90 seconds to introduce the program for February 7-12, 2018.
  • Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.
  • Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Copland Symphony No. 3, performed on February 7-12, 2019.
  • Violinist Lisa Batiashvili chats with Brian Bell about the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1, which she is performing February 7-12, 2019.

 

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lisa Batiashivili, violin

WILSON Lumina
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1
COPLAND Symphony No. 3 (42 min)

The Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO as soloist in the important Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, a brilliant piece colored by both French Impressionism and German late Romanticism. American orchestral works open and close the concert. The St. Louis-born Olly Wilson, who died in March 2018 (and whose Sinfonia was commissioned by the BSO for its centennial), was a longtime faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. His well-traveled orchestral work Lumina is a scintillating, single-movement orchestral landscape. Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3, premiered by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky in 1946, is a substantial, expressively rich work incorporating the composer's familiar Fanfare for the Common Man as the theme of its final movement.