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Andris Nelsons conducts an All Strauss program featuring Lise Davidsen, soprano

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Andris Nelsons’ multi-season focus on the music of Richard Strauss with both the BSO and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig culminates in two concerts at the close of the 2021–2022 season. The celebrated Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen sings the composer’s final musical statements, his powerful and gorgeous Four Last Songs—a lasting tribute to his wife, the singer Pauline de Ahna. The symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks follows the madcap and sometimes tender antics of the title character, based on a famous rogue in German history. Strauss’s own family are the stars of his Symphonia domestica, which manages to elevate to artistry the musical depiction of a day in the life of two busy parents— by turns quarrelsome and loving—and their exuberant young son.

Lise Davidson sitting down with her hands on a desk

Performance Details

Apr 21, 2022, 8:00pm EDT

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