SMYTH Overture to The Wreckers BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 Intermission MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, Reformation
Saturday evening’s concert is in memory of Jane O’Keefe, supported by Cecilia O’Keefe.
Music Director Andris Nelsons opens the program with the overture to the 1906 opera The Wreckers by Dame Ethel Smyth, a composer and suffragist who was one of England’s leading musicians of her time. American violinist Randall Goosby, the youngest-ever winner of the Sphinx Concerto Competition, makes his BSO debut with Max Bruch’s spirited Violin Concerto No. 1. The program closes with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, composed in 1830 as part of celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The music quotes the familiar hymn “Ein feste Berg,” a link to Reformation leader Martin Luther.
Fridays concert will end around 3:15pm, and Saturday's concert will end around 9:45pm.