May 2-4 Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky

[Baiba Skride]

Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky featuring Baiba Skride, violin

The Latvian violinist Baiba Skride joins her compatriot Andris Nelsons and the BSO for the world premiere of Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Sebastian Currier's Aether for violin and orchestra, a work co-commissioned by the BSO and the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig.

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About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

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Listen

  • Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Video Preview by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Petrushka Video Preview by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell takes a quick look at the final program, May 2-4, 2019.
  • Petrushka Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Sebastian CURRIER Aether, for violin and orchestra
     (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
STRAVINSKY Petrushka

Two unpredictable musical rogues bookend the new work: Till Eulenspiegel, who in Strauss's tone poem thumbs his nose at the establishment, rides his horse through a market, and comes to no good end; and Stravinsky's puppet-come-to-life Petrushka, whose attempts to win the admiration of a ballerina come to naught. In his second full ballet score for the Ballets Russes, two years before The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's astonishing musical depictions of a Russian Shrovetide fair further cemented the reputation of the young composer of The Firebird.