Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland with Lisa Batiashvili & Boston Symphony Orchestra

Beginning the month, Andris Nelsons returns to Boston to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili joining them as the soloist in Karol Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto. With performances on February 7, 8, 9, & 12 at Symphony Hall, American orchestral works will open and close the program.

St. Louis-born Olly Wilson’s single movement piece Lumina begins the evening, whose piece Sinfonia was commissioned by the BSO for its centennial. Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 has been described as “a brilliant piece colored by both French Impressionism and German late Romanticism,” and it will be interpreted by the brilliant Lisa Batiashvili. Completing the program is Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, which was premiered by the BSO in 1946 under the baton of Serge Koussevitzky.

The dress rehearsal on February 7 at 10:30 am is open to the public.

Upcoming performances with the BSO include concerts with star pianist Yuja Wang on February 14, 15 & 16, featuring works by Schumann and Brucker. More information about Mr. Nelsons’ concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra this month are available via his Schedule.

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