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Family Concert: May I Have Your Attention Please

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Keila Wakao, violin

(A musical look at getting, giving, and paying attention)

Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Four Scottish Dances: I. Pesante (“Heavily”)
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Coronation March
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 1: IV. Adagio—Allegro molto vivace
Julius FUČIK (1872-1916) Entrance of the Gladiators, March
William Grant STILL (1895-1978) Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: II. Sorrow
William Grant STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: III. Humor
Sergei PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 (second movement)
 Keila Wakao, violin
Bedřich SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Dance of the Comedians

Bring the whole family to Symphony Hall for these captivating, multigenerational events — explore the universe of classical music together! Conductor Thomas Wilkins leads a special concert experience, specially designed to excite and delight younger audiences.

Please allow additional arrival and entry time before your concert due to MBTA construction at the Symphony Green Line station. Parts of the sidewalk in front of Symphony Hall will be closed Mon-Fri 9:30am–3:30pm until further notice, however sidewalks will reopen two hours before BSO events.

Performance Details

Oct 28, 2023, 12:00pm EDT

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A view of the empty Symphony Hall, with the stage in the distance

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