October 11-13, Bartók, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

[Hannu Lintu]

Works showcasing the BSO's strings, winds, brass and percussion
Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra-a work commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and premiered by the BSO in 1944-anchors this season-opening program highlighting the virtuosity of the orchestra's string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections.

Tickets: October 11, 8PM

Tickets: October 12, 1:30PM

Tickets: October 13, 8PM

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Watch/Listen

    • Video Podcast: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
    • Video: A short introduction to Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra-a work commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and premiered by the BSO in 1944.
    • Video: A short introduction to Stravinsky's piquant Symphonies of Wind Instruments.
    • Brian Bell takes a couple of minutes to sample the first BSO program of the season, October 11-13, 2018.
    • Audio Concert Preview: Written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.
    • Guest conductor Hannu Lintu speaks with Brian Bell about the program for his debut, October 11-13, 2018.

Hannu Lintu, conductor

STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra-a work commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and premiered by the BSO in 1944-anchors this season-opening program highlighting the virtuosity of the orchestra's string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections. Acclaimed Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, making his BSO debut, conducts that work, as well as Stravinsky's piquant Symphonies of Wind Instruments.