Third annual “Leipzig Week” in Boston – BSO/GHO Alliance
From October 26 through November 2, the Alliance between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester continues with their third annual “Leipzig Week” in Boston. This unprecedented partnership explores the many historical connections between these two world-famous orchestras, inspires new cultural exchanges, and creates a broad spectrum of performance and educational programs designed to bring a new dimension of concert experience to each of the orchestras’ respective audiences.
On October 27 & 29, Andris Nelsons leads the Gewandhausorchester at Symphony Hall in two programs commemorating the 30th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution.” The two programs feature works by Schubert, Mahler, Schumann, Wagner, and Mendelssohn, as well as Brahms’ Double Concerto with violinist Leonidas Kavakos and cellist Gautier Capuçon.
Nelsons conducts the BSO and the Gewandhausorchester for their first-ever joint performances on October 31 and November 2. A momentous occasion in the world of orchestral music, the concert on October 31 also marks the official culmination of the Federal Republic of German’s Year of German-American Friendship in the USA, with a special appearance by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The concerts will include works by Strauss, Schönberg, Haydn, and Scriabin. On November 1, the program is repeated for the Symphony Gala in celebration of the 2019–20 season and Mr. Nelsons’ fifth anniversary with the BSO.