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Andris Nelsons conducts Widmann and Mahler featuring Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Adventurous Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger has collaborated frequently with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in a range of exciting works. This season he plays the American premiere of a BSO co-commissioned work by Jörg Widmann—the second BSO commission from the prominent German composer. Widmann, himself a noted clarinetist, creates imaginatively dramatic works with deep roots in music history.
The first of Mahler’s nine symphonies employs folk-music references and a conventional four-movement form that have their foundations in Haydn’s time. Its expanded scope and instrumentation are evidence of the genre’s 19th-century transformation as well as Mahler’s own stretching of the form.

Hakan Hardenberger standing with his trumpet in his hand

Performance Details

Nov 18, 2021, 8:00pm EST

A Conversation with German Composer Jörg Widmann

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