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Six concerts, September 2019–May 2020

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Brahms’ Second

Brahms’ jubilant Second evokes the burbling streams and fresh meadows of the Austrian countryside.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano 

Oscar Bettison: Remaking a Forest (World premiere commission)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Beethoven’s Fifth

Even 200 years after its completion, Beethoven’s Fifth remains the most revered masterpiece in the repertoire.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Gabriela Lena Frank: Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra
Lutosławski: Cello Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn

The “Genius” grant winner returns to perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto, a hidden gem full of fire and drama.

Clemens Schuldt, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

L. Boulanger: Of a Sad Evening
L. Boulanger: Of a Spring Morning
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

JANUARY 24, 2020

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Bask in the lyrical grace and rhapsodic brilliance of Chopin’s astonishing Piano Concerto No. 2.

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Texu Kim: Spin-Flip
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Pictures at an Exhibition

Embark on a musical stroll through an art museum in Mussorgsky’s perennial symphonic favorite.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Gabriella Smith:
Commission (World premiere)
• Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

MAY 29, 2020

Ravel’s Boléro

Ravel’s magnificent showpiece builds up to such astonishing intensity that it brings audiences to their feet every time.

Kazuki Yamada, conductor
• Baiba Skride,
violin

• Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor
Dutilleux: Métaboles
Bizet: Symphony in C
Ravel: Boléro

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