Edvard Grieg

Jan Lisiecki
Holger Hage

Friday, July 12, 2019

From Tanglewood:  Pianist Jan Lisiecki is the soloist in Grieg’s dramatic Piano Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland’s majestic Third Symphony.

Camilla Tilling
Maria Ostlin

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor

BEETHOVEN Incidental music to Egmont
GRIEG Incidental music to Peer Gynt

Petr Kratochvil

The year was 1788. Thomas Jefferson, nearing the end of his post as the Ambassador to France, spent his days wandering the streets of Paris, attending concerts and the theater, and combing through bookshops in search of any volumes that would be pertinent to the fledgling United States of America.

In Vienna, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart churned out more than 40 compositions, including the three symphonies that would be his last - numbers 39, 40, and 41.

And across the ocean, as more and more states ratified the U.S. Constitution, General George Washington began the campaign that resulted in his unanimous election as the new nation's first president.

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Saturday at 8pm, live from Symphony Hall, soprano Genia Kühmeier joins the BSO in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, a musical depicting of a child's vision of heaven, plus Leif Ove Andsnes is the soloist in Grieg's timeless Piano Concerto, all conducted by Andris Nelsons.