February 27 - March 3, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Grime, Walton, and Duruflé featuring cellist Johannes Moser
Costa Rican conductor and frequent BSO guest Giancarlo Guerrero returns to lead soloist Johannes Moser in the first BSO performances since 1997 of English composer William Walton’s Cello Concerto, which Gregor Piatigorsky premiered with the orchestra in 1957 under Charles Munch.
Opening the concert is the young British composer Helen Grime’s Limina, a BSO commission to be premiered at Tanglewood in 2019. Although French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem is frequently performed in Europe and the U.S., its only previous complete BSO performances were in November 1983. Duruflé was one of Paris’s great church organists of the 20th century. His lovely and often powerful Requiem setting, which features organ, is based firmly on the tradition of Catholic liturgical music.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Helen GRIME - Limina (BSO commission)
WALTON - Cello Concerto
DURUFLÉ - Requiem