‘Music in Changing Times – The Spirit of Beethoven’ with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons begins the new year returning to Boston to record with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for BSO NOW – the orchestra’s new and expanded online video programming at noon that features newly recorded hour-long video performances by the by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music, along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.
Beginning in February, viewers can watch Andris Nelsons and the BSO in their Music in Changing Times – The Spirit of Beethoven concerts. The first concert will be streamed on February 11 at noon, with Nelsons leading the BSO in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, and Hannah Kendall’s Disillusioned Dreamer. Additionally a chamber music performance of Caroline Shaw’s Blueprint, featuring BSO musicians Xin Ding and Catherine French, violins, Mary Ferrillo, viola, and Mickey Katz, cello is on the program.
On February 18, at noon, Nelsons leads the BSO in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht. The concert also features a chamber music performance of Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp, featuring BSO musicians Cynthia Meyers, flute; Danny Kim, viola; and Jessica Zhou, harp.
Concluding on February 25, at noon, Nelsons leads the BSO in Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 and Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers; chamber music performance of Schoenberg’s Phantasy for violin and piano, featuring BSO violinist Haldan Martinson and guest pianist Max Levinson.
Tune-in and learn more about these upcoming performances via www.bso.org/now.
Photo: Marco Borggreve