Season opening concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons leads the opening concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, which features the world premiere of the second BSO commission by the young American composer Eric Nathan, his Concerto for Orchestra, which highlights the virtuosity of the BSO’s various instrumental sections.
On September 19, 20 & 21, two Poulenc works of diverse character frame the program: his neo-Baroque Concerto in D minor for two pianos—featuring the Dutch duo-pianist brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen in their BSO debuts—and one of the most significant works first premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the French composer’s optimistic and lyrical Gloria, here with soprano Nicole Cabell and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. In addition, the TFC, six recent Vocal Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, and piano soloist Arthur Jussen join the BSO for Beethoven’s majestic Choral Fantasy.
Interview with Andris Nelsons discussing Poulenc’s Gloria: