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Opening Night Gala

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lang Lang and Gina Alice Redlinger, pianos
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Keila Wakao, violin

Carlos SIMON New work (world premiere; BSO commission)
RAVEL Tzigane, for violin and orchestra
CANTELOUBE Selection of Songs of the Auvergne
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals, for pianos and orchestra
RAVEL La Valse

Opening Night features the first commission from our new Composer Chair, Carlos Simon, dedicated to Andris Nelson’s 10th anniversary season as music director. Our soloists for the evening include superstar mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, dazzling husband-and-wife pianists Lang Lang and Gina Alice Redlinger, and the winner of the 2023 Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the brilliant newcomer violinist Keila Wakao.

The Opening Night Gala is a special fundraising event to benefit the BSO. For more information about attending this black-tie dinner and concert program, please contact our Development Events Office at

Performance Details

Sep 19, 2024, 6:00pm EDT

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