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Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue 02115 USA (map)

Former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads a recent work by California-based composer John Adams, his Scheherezade.2, a work composed for violinist Leila Josefowicz. Adams's four-movement work is a 21st-century response to the Arabian Nights paralleling Rimsky-Korsakov's 1888 symphonic score. Opening the program is Jean Siblelius's atmospheric tone poem En Saga ("A Saga"), which features many of the composer's characteristic touches of orchestration and folk-music-influenced melody. Claude Debussy's Jeux ("Games"), was enormously influential for later composers in its luminous and nuanced orchestration. More information can be found in the link below.

Earlier Event: February 8
Jazz Urbane CD Release Party
Later Event: March 2
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Photos courtesy of Jonas Tarm Photography