Andris Nelsons leads superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in the American premiere of English composer Thomas Adès’ new Sibelius-inspired Air for violin and orchestra, a BSO co-commission written for Mutter. In her BSO debut, the young South African soprano Golda Schultz sings Jean Sibelius’ early Luonnotar, a dramatic tone poem with voice based on Finnish creation myth. Though his Fifth Symphony was an enormous success at its 1915 premiere, Sibelius extensively revised the original four-movement work, completing the final three-movement version in 1919.
Andris Nelsons, conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Golda Schultz, soprano
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1
Thomas ADÈS Air, for violin and orchestra (American premiere; BSO co-commission)