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CONCERT - BPO - DVORAK / BRAHMS

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Date & Time Sat, November 12, 2022
8 - 10pm

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Location Symphony Hall. Boston

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DVORAK

Cello Concerto

(40 minutes)

 

BRAHMS                                      

Symphony No. 2

(43 minutes)

 

BENJAMIN ZANDER, CONDUCTOR

HAYOUNG CHOI, CELLO

 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The repertory for the cello has seen a huge expansion in the 125 years since Dvořák wrote his Cello Concerto, but it is still the most popular work ever written for the instrument. One hears echoes of it in countless works written since it was new, and it taught a lesson to Brahms, who said near the end of his life that he would have written a cello concerto himself if he had realized what the instrument, as demonstrated by Dvořák, was capable of doing. The concerto has a special place in the repertory of virtually all cellists – it acts as their official calling card. Every cellist seems to develop a uniquely personal relationship to this piece, an almost symbiotic connection between the character of the music and the personality of the cellist playing it.

Brahms’s Second Symphony will close out the program. This beloved symphony is the closest Brahms ever came to writing a “pastoral” symphony. With its wonderful evocation of the out of doors in bright sunshine – not a frequent occurrence in the music of Brahms.

This is a live concert that will be live streamed! and be sure to read through our support page for Boston Philharmonic virtual events.

Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

 

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