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Alan Gilbert conducts Bernard Rands, Debussy and Beethoven featuring Joshua Bell, violin

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell joins conductor Alan Gilbert for Beethoven’s expansive Violin Concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos of all time. Composed almost simultaneously with his opera Leonore, the concerto features some of the composer’s warmest and most lyrical music. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Bernard Rands’s music has been championed by the BSO over the course of his career; the orchestra most recently premiered his Concerto for Piano with soloist Jonathan Biss in 2014. The premiere of his Symphonic Fantasy was originally scheduled for summer 2020. Completing the program is Claude Debussy’s picturesque, symphony-like masterpiece La Mer, in which the composer paints a musical picture of the sea’s many moods and colors. The BSO gave the American premiere of La Mer in 1907.

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Apr 16, 2022, 8:00pm EDT

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