Domingo Hindoyan, conductor Pablo Ferrández, cello
Roberto SIERRA Symphony No. 6 (American premiere; BSO co-commissioned° by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director, as part of the Koussevitzky150 initiative, with generous support from the New Works Fund established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser.) ELGAR Cello Concerto Intermission DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7
Thursday evening's performance by Pablo Ferrández is supported by Mary Cornille, in loving memory of Jack Cogan. Saturday evening’s concert is in memory of Stephen R. Weber, supported by Dr. Dorothy A. Weber. Saturday evening's performance by Pablo Ferrández is supported by Jim Aisner, in memory of his wife, Virginia Simpson Aisner.
Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan makes his BSO debut leading the American premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Symphony No. 6, a BSO co-commission. Also making his BSO debut is Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández in Edward Elgar’s regal and impassioned Cello Concerto, often interpreted as a profound reaction to the First World War. One of the repertoire’s greatest symphonies, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s darkly majestic Symphony No. 7 exudes his love for his native Bohemia as well as the influence of his mentor, Johannes Brahms.
Thursday's concert will end around 9:40pm, Friday's performance will end around 3:40pm, and Saturday's performance will end around 10:10pm.