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Karina Canellakis conducts Haydn and Bartók with Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano, and Johannes Martin Kränzle, bass-baritone

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano
Johannes Martin Kränzle, bass-baritone

HAYDN Cello Concerto in C
BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle*

*Concert performance; sung in Hungarian with English supertitles

American conductor Karina Canellakis returns to lead a concert performance of Béla Bartók’s chilling and evocative opera Bluebeard’s Castle. Based on the fable of the cruel duke whose new wife discovers his terrible past, the opera features some of Bartók’s most riveting orchestral writing. Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill returns and German bass-baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle makes his BSO debut. Also returning to the BSO stage is American cellist Alisa Weilerstein performing Joseph Haydn’s playful Cello Concerto in C.

Friday afternoon's performance by the vocal soloists is supported by a generous gift from the Ethan Ayer Vocal Soloist Fund.

Friday afternoon's performance by Alisa Weilerstein is supported by the May and Dan Pierce Guest Artist Fund.

Performance Details

Feb 8, 2024, 7:30pm EST

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