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Prokofiev Symphony No. 4

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Wrath of God
Detlev GLANERT Trumpet Concerto
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4, Op. 47 (original version)

Thursday evening’s performance is supported by Hemenway & Barnes LLP.
Thursday evening's performance by Thomas Rolfs is supported by Dr. Kenan E. Sahin and Andrea TN Sahin.
Friday afternoon's concert is supported by the Gilbert Family

The program begins with the American premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s musically and spiritually forceful Wrath of God, a 2019 work dedicated to Beethoven that Andris Nelsons recorded with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. BSO principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs is the soloist in Detlev Glanert’s Trumpet Concerto, an eclectic, dramatic work commissioned for and premiered by Rolfs in 2019. The program concludes with Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 4, commissioned by longtime BSO music director Serge Koussevitzky for the orchestra’s 50th anniversary in 1931.

The Friday Preview talk on April 26 will begin at 12:15pm. Admission included with ticket.

Thursday's concert will end around 9:15pm, Friday's concert will end around 3:15pm, and Saturday's concert will end around 9:45pm.

  • The Alan S. Bressler Memorial Concert
Thomas Rolfs headshot with trumpet

Performance Details

Apr 27, 2024, 8:00pm EDT

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