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Thomas Adès conducts Berg, Ravel, and Thomas Adès featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès is joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein in reprise performances of Adès’s own Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, a BSO-commissioned work written for Gerstein and premiered at Symphony Hall in 2019. Gerstein and Adès have since performed the concerto worldwide to great acclaim, and the BSO’s recording of it was nominated for a Grammy Award. Gerstein also performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, which Ravel completed in 1930 for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm due to an injury in World War I. Ravel’s fascination with jazz shows up in the concerto’s syncopated rhythms and energy. Exhibiting stark differences as well as fascinating similarities, both Ravel’s La Valse and Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra—written a few years apart during and after World War I—seem to be modern commentaries, both admiring and critical, of the music and society of a bygone 19th century Europe.

Due to today's storm, the BSO performance scheduled for tonight, Saturday, January 29 at 8pm, has been canceled. Ticket holders to this performance may email to donate the value of your tickets to the BSO or to request an exchange for an upcoming performance, a credit, or a refund. We appreciate your understanding and support and hope to see you soon at Symphony Hall.

Black and white portrait of Thomas Adés

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:00pm EST

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