Andris Nelsons conducts Saint-Saëns, Simon, and Gershwin featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Program to include:
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian
Carlos SIMON Four Black American Dances (BSO commission)
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
Aug 18, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian
Saint-Saëns wrote the Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian, in just three weeks while in Cairo, Egypt (hence the nickname).
Four Black American Dances
Carlos Simon's BSO-commissioned Four Black American Dances celebrates the composer’s heritage and the presence of dance in Black culture as a medium for ritual, worship, celebration, and social connectivity.