Sep 22, 2022, 7:30pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
John Williams wrote the fanfare A Toast! to celebrate Andris Nelsons' appointment as the BSO's 15th Music Director.
Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV 1055
Bach, who invented the genre of the keyboard concerto, wrote his Keyboard Concerto in A in the late 1730s, probably based on a now-missing earlier work for oboe or oboe d’amore.
Rounds, for piano and string orchestra
Jessie Montgomery's Rounds finds inspiration in the circular flying patterns of migratory birds as well as the infinite repetition found within fractals.
Gustav Holst’s rich, characterful suite The Planets is based on the composer’s impressions of the astrological “personalities” of the celestial bodies. From the pounding aggression of Mars to the romantic lyricism of Venus, The Planets spans an astonishing range of moods.