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Sergei Prokofiev

  • BSO Assistant Conductor Samy Rachid leads the orchestra for the first time in an all-Russian program that includes Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, with soloist Midori, and the blazing Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky.
  • Now available on demand, Augustin Hadelich is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 on a program including Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s "Forward Into Light", a meditation on “perseverance, bravery, and alliance.”
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Anna Rakitina conducts the BSO in Prokofiev's Suite from "Romeo and Juliet," as well as Ellen Reid's "When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist," and Joshua Bell is the soloist in Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1.
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Wynton Marsalis's "Herald, Holler, and Hallelujah," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and pianist Daniil Trifonov joins for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Thomas Rolfs is the soloist in Detlev Glanert’s eclectic and dramatic Trumpet Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in works by Gubaidulina and Prokofiev.
  • On WCRB In Concert, Joshua Weilerstein leads the Phoenix Orchestra in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in Boston, Mistral performs Wagner in Brookline, Piers Lane plays Chopin in Rockport, and the Pacifica Quartet plays Prokofiev in Concord.
  • Not all heroes wear capes and fly through the air. Some swoop into our lives on classical music! Hear some of them for National Heroes Day on Oct. 8.
  • Leonidas Kavakos is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 at Tanglewood.
  • Whether you're running the Boston Marathon, or going for a short jog through the neighborhood, count on classical music to mark your pace!
  • In an encore Boston Symphony broadcast, Philippe Jordan makes his BSO debut conducting an all-Russian program of Borodin, a suite from Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliet," and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Yefim Bronfman.