March 1-3, Sibelius, Debussy and Adams - 30% Off Ticket

[Leila Josefowicz]

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER 30% OFF TICKETS FOR The  March 1-3 Performances
Former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads a recent work by California-based composer John Adams, his Scheherezade.2, a work composed for violinist Leila Josefowicz.

PROMO CODE: BSO30

TICKETS: March 1, 8PM

TICKETS: March 2, 1:30PM

TICKETS: March 3, 8PM

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About the Music

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

SIBELIUS En saga (20 min)
DEBUSSY Jeux (17 min)
John ADAMS Scheherazade.2, for violin and orchestra (48 min)

Former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads a recent work by California-based composer John Adams, his Scheherezade.2, a work composed for violinist Leila Josefowicz. Adams's four-movement work is a 21st-century response to the  Arabian Nights paralleling Rimsky-Korsakov's 1888 symphonic score. Opening the program is Jean Siblelius's atmospheric tone poem En Saga ("A Saga"), which features many of the composer's characteristic touches of orchestration and folk-music-influenced melody. Claude Debussy's  Jeux ("Games"), was enormously influential for later composers in its luminous and nuanced orchestration.