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Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Mackey, and Shostakovich with Baiba Skride, violin

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the world premiere of a BSO-commissioned Concerto for Curved Space, for orchestra by Grammy-winning American composer/guitarist Steven Mackey, whose vibrant music embraces a range of influences, from Ludwig van Beethoven to modern rock. Latvian violinist Baiba Skride returns to Symphony Hall for Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2, written for the great Ukrainian violinist David Oistrakh in 1967. Johannes Brahms’ profound and majestic Fourth Symphony closes the program.


Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

Steven MACKEY Concerto for Curved Space, for orchestra (world premiere; co-commissioned by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director, through the generous support of the New Works Fund established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.) (30)

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2 (33)

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BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 (42)

Portrait of Baiba Skride holding her violin in front of a black background

Performance Details

Jan 28, 2023, 8:00pm EST

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