November 15-17 Gruber and Mahler

Andris Nelsons conducts HK Gruber and mahler, featuring Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, a longtime collaborator of Andris Nelsons, returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in a concerto composed for him, the Viennese composer HK Gruber's Aerial.

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  • Brian Bell spends 60 seconds unveiling the program of November 15-17, 2018.
  • Video Promo: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
  • Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer
  • Video Podcast: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 by Anthony Princiotti.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Mahler 5th Symphony, being performed November 15-17, 2018 in Boston, and November 19, 2018 in New York.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

HK GRUBER Aerial, Concerto for trumpet
  and orchestra (26 min)
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 (70 min)

Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, a longtime collaborator of Andris Nelsons, returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in a concerto composed for him, the Viennese composer HK Gruber's Aerial. Featuring piccolo trumpet and cow's horn as well as standard trumpet, the concerto makes full use of Hardenberger's considerable virtuosity and expressive range. Mahler composed his Fifth Symphony in 1901-02. His first completely instrumental symphony since No. 1, it marked a new, highly individual, and influential approach to writing for orchestra that would carry through the remainder of Mahler's symphonies. The Fifth includes the famous and moving Adagietto movement for strings and harp.