Oct 30, 2021, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Suite from the ballet Hiawatha
Each movement, it appears, was essentially based on an individual canto from Longfellow’s poem.
La Lección Tres, for electric bass and orchestra
The BSO’s performances, October 28-31, are the first in front of a live audience.
Suite from The River
The specific commission for Ellington’s ballet score The River was a request from Lucia Chase, co-director of the American Ballet Theatre, to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary.
What’s Different About the Casual Friday Experience
- These concerts have lower ticket prices at $40, $56, and $66, depending on seat location.
- You'll get to know conductor Thomas Wilkins through introductory remarks before the concert starts.
- The program is shorter than a typical BSO performance, with no intermission.
- Audiences seated in the Tech Section, a rear section of the floor, will enjoy Conductor-Cam seating. With strategically placed screens, patrons can see the conductor from the orchestra’s perspective.
- Stick around after the concert for a Casual Conversation with Wilkins and Wooten to learn more about their experiences and the music you heard during the concert.
- There’s no need to wonder if your outfit is dressy enough; casual clothes are encouraged at these concerts!
“I love expressing myself. I love playing music, but not just R&B, not just jazz. Music is bigger than all of that. Life is bigger than all of that, and I want to experience as much of it as I can.” — Victor Wooten (Boston Globe)
“It’s about unifying different types of music in one musical work and also unifying different types of audiences in one concert hall. I want both sides of the musical audiences, the classical and the modern, to come together and grow together. And then hopefully, the whole world gets better.” — Victor Wooten (Thrive Global)
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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!