November 25-December 2 Leipzig Week in Boston

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio
Symphony Hall

Tickets: November 29, 7:30pm

Tickets: November 30, 1:30pm

Tickets: December 1,  7:30pm     

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor             
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
Andrè Schuen, baritone             
Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
     James Burton, conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Leipzig Week Events
NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH DECEMBER 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Gewandhausorchester Alliance
Now in the second year of this unprecedented partnership in the world of orchestral music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Alliance 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 Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Alliance is supported by a leadership gift from the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation/Gregory Bulger & Richard Dix.


Podcasts & Program Notes
J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio, November 29-December 1

Download the Full Program Notes (PDF) >

WATCH/LISTEN

  1. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds previewing the program of November 29-December 1, 2018.
  2. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti. 
  4. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.

Boston Public Library logoBSO Leipzig Week Events at The Boston Public Library
Central Library in Copley Square / Johnson Building

Rabb Hall (Boylston Street entrance)
FREE EVENT 

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30-7PM
Bach Traditions in Leipzig and Boston
Join Harvard Professor Emeritus Christoph Wolff, Bach-Archive Director Peter Wollny, Emmanuel Music Artistic Director Ryan Turner for a multi-media exploration of the performance history and traditions for Bach’s music in Boston and his creative home of Leipzig.  The evening will begin with a performance of chamber music by J.S. Bach, followed by short scholarly talks and a panel discussion.

Musical performance: 
Oliver Aldort 

J.S. BACH Movements from Suite No. 3, for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1009

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30-7PM 
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Context
Join Harvard Professor Emeritus Christoph Wolff, Yale Music History Professor Markus Rathey, Leipzig Bach Archive Director Peter Wollny, and soprano Carolyn Sampson for a comprehensive exploration of Bach’s magnificent work – performed this week by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.  A performance of chamber music by J.S. Bach will be followed by short scholarly presentations, and a discussion amongst the panelists.

Musical performance: 
Ian Watson, harpsichord 
Elizabeth Rowe, flute 
John Ferrillo, oboe 
Oliver Aldort, cello 
ALL-BACH PROGRAM 
From The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: 
   Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 884 
   Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 871 
Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038


Visit bpl.bibliocommons.com for additional details about Leipzig Week events at the Boston Public Library.


Emmanuel Music 
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston

Sunday, November 25, 10AM
Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Ryan Turner, Artistic Director
Cassandra Extavour, soprano
Neal Ferreira, tenor
MENDELSSOHN Psalm 95, Kommt, laßt uns anbeten, Op. 46

Sunday, December 2, 10AM
Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Ryan Turner, Artistic Director
Samantha Dotterweich, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Ryne Cherry, baritone
J.S. BACH Cantata No. 1, Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern


Visit emmanuelboston.org for additional details about Emanuel Music events during Leipzig Week in Boston.