Jan 26, 2023, 7:30pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Concerto for Curved Space, for orchestra
The BSO co-commissioned Mackey's ever-evolving Concerto for Curved Space. Much of the music in the piece was generated from the composer's 2020 series of electric guitar etudes.
Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich wrote his Second Violin Concerto for Ukraine-born violinist David Oistrakh, whose singing, lyrical tone inspired the work's long-breathed, prevailingly melodic character.
Symphony No. 4
Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E minor is a dark, formally taut work that displays all the composer’s mastery of counterpoint and motivic transformation.