Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bloch, and Simon with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Exciting young English cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his BSO debut in Ernest Bloch’s 1916 Schelomo ("King Solomon"), in which the expansively melodic cello role represents the voice of the king. Opening the concert is the premiere of a BSO-commissioned work by the talented Washington, D.C.-based composer Carlos Simon. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 builds in excitement from its atmospheric introduction through its thrilling finale.
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Carlos SIMON Four Black American Dances (world premiere; commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director, through the generous support of
the New Works Fund established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.)BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque, for cello and orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
- The Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn Memorial Concert
- Sponsored by Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Feb 9, 2023, 7:30pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Four Black American Dances
Carlos Simon's BSO-commissioned Four Black American Dances celebrates the composer’s heritage and the presence of dance in Black culture as a medium for ritual, worship, celebration, and social connectivity.
Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque, for cello and orchestra
Bloch wrote Schelomo with inspiration from Ecclesiastes; the solo cello represents the voice of King Solomon.
Symphony No. 7
Beethoven's thrilling Seventh Symphony is one of his most popular works, and was one of his own personal favorites.
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