Nov 27, 2021, 8:00pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16
Continuing the tradition of the light and entertaining Mozart-era serenade, Brahms's 5-movement Serenade No. 2 in A omits violins from the orchestra altogether, giving it a particularly warm, dusky—we might even say Brahmsian—tone.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Though Johannes Brahms already had several works for orchestra behind him when he completed his Symphony No. 1 at age 43, he knew that the genre required a newfound comfort level in writing for the orchestra, and, still more significantly, a reckoning with his anxiety of following in Beethoven’s foo...
Lead Season Sponsor
Supporting Season Sponsors
Keeping You Safe in Sound at Symphony Hall
Please note that all visitors to Symphony Hall must present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter, and CDC-approved masks are required while in the hall. A negative COVID-19 test must either be a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours. Be sure to read about all our new health and safety protocols before attending. We look forward to sharing this special celebration with you. Welcome back!