BSO at Home: Heroic Performances – Streams every Sunday at 3PM EST for 8 weeks
On Sunday, April 26, at 3 pm (EST), the Boston Symphony Orchestra will launch Heroic Performances, a new 8-week video series of inspiring BSO and Boston Pops concerts for free on-demand viewing at bso.org/at home. Heroic Performances is part of the BSO’s ongoing and popular “BSO at Home” series, which is bridging the gap for classical music fans worldwide during the COVID—19 crisis; the special offering at bso.org/athome features archival BSO performances and engaging home videos, which are intended to bring comfort during these uncertain times.
The first video stream will feature Andris Nelsons leading the BSO and pianist Yefim Bronfman in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor on a program with Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, a BSO signature work for more than a century. Another performance featured in the first month of Heroic Performances is Nelsons’ inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, leading operatic excerpts by Wagner, Puccini, Mascagni, with guest vocalists Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann. Recorded in Symphony Hall on September 27, 2014, the concert will be available to stream on May 17, at 3 pm EST.
Photo: Marco Borggreve