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Date & Time Sat, February 24, 2024
8 - 10pm

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Location Symphony Hall, Boston

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Strauss – Waltz

Berg – Violin Concerto (Liza Ferschtman, violin)

Mahler – Symphony No. 1



Mahler’s First Symphony, teeming with quota­tions from his first song cycle, the Songs of a Wayfarer, tells the story of its hero’s absorption with nature, his youthful adventures, trials, and final triumph.

The Blumine movement was part of this early conception, though discarded by Mahler in his final version. This symphony is arguably the most breathtakingly original first symphony ever composed, from its magically evocative description of dawn at the opening to the over­whelmingly thrilling climax of its vast Finale.

We are extraordinarily fortunate in our violin soloist for this performance of Berg’s Violin Concerto.  Liza Ferschtman has been praised by The Strad “Ferschtman takes a subtly shaded approach, the brilliance and energy of her performance thoroughly compelling.” The Arts Fuse on her November 2019 Boston debut performance:  “Ferschtman is a violinist with unimpeachable technique and a compelling stage presence. Her tone is silvery and pure. In Thursday’s performance, her playing was consistently poetic, whether in the Concerto’s delicate, exposed textures or in its hearty, rustic gestures.” -Jonathan Blumhofer

Not to be missed!


  • Liza Ferschtman made her Boston performance debut with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra on November 14, 2019, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
  • The Arts Fuse voted Liza Ferschman’s performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto the Best Solo Performance of 2019: “For rapport between soloist and orchestra (and/or conductor), the fall of 2019 brought two mesmeric programs from the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. My favorite of those – by a hair – was Liza Ferschtmann’s account of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in November. Augustin Hadelich played the same piece with the Boston Symphony in September. Then, it was beautifully done, but sterile: his interpretation took no risks; parts of it were even a bit sleepy. Ferschtmann, on the other hand, brought the music to life with a panache and vigor that should be a model for all violinists navigating these well-trod pages.”  –The Arts Fuse: Top Classical Concerts and Recordings of 2019.

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