Mahler and Grieg with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in several concerts featuring a stunning program of Grieg and Mahler. The performances will take place on November 14, 15 & 16 at Symphony Hall, and then Nelsons and the ensemble travel to New York City to reprise the program at Carnegie Hall, part of the venue’s Carnegie Classics series on November 18.
Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes joins the ensemble for Grieg’s thrilling Piano Concerto, composed when he was 25 years old and often called Schumannesque (likewise in A minor) without invalidating its Scandinavian character or Lisztian flourishes. Austrian soprano Genia Kühmeier will make her BSO debut as soloist in the last movement of Mahler’s expansive Symphony No. 4, completed in 1900. The Fourth is the last of the composer’s three Wunderhorn symphonies, which feature vocal settings of texts from the folk-poem collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a preoccupation of Mahler’s for more than a decade.