October 18-23 Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev

[Ken-David Masur]Ken-David Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev featuring Garrick Ohlsson, piano
BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1.

TICKETS: October 18, 8PM

TICKETS: October 19, 1:30PM 

TICKETS: October 20, 8PM

TICKETS: October 23, 8PM

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  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
  • Video:A short introduction to Prokofiev's famed ballet score Romeo and Juliet, which includes some of the composer's best-known music.
  • Video: BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1.
  • Brian Bell takes just a minute to introduce the program of October 18-23, 2018.
  • Video Podcast: Take a deeper look into Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Produced by Anthony Princiotti.

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

John HARIBSON Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.1
PROKOFIEV Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1. The early First Concerto exhibits the same spirit of Russian lyricism and virtuosity found in his perennially popular Second and Third concertos. Opening the program is John Harbison's Jazz Age-flavored foxtrot Remembering Gatsby, an orchestral work foreshadowing his acclaimed opera based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This is one of several Harbison works this season celebrating the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston-based composer's 80th birthday year. Closing the program are excerpts from Prokofiev's ballet score Romeo and Juliet, which includes some of the composer's best-known music.