Boston Symphony announces 2013-14 season, China and Japan tour

Posted on: April 23, 2013

In Tuesday’s (4/23) Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler writes, “The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 133d season will include performances of Britten’s ‘War Requiem,’ Strauss’s opera ‘Salome,’ and Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘St. Mark Passion.’ The BSO will also travel to China and Japan, the orchestra’s first international tour since 2007. These and other details of the BSO’s 2013-14 season were announced today. With the orchestra’s music directorship still unfilled, Lorin Maazel will lead the BSO on its tour, May 1-11, 2014, with performances in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo. It will be the ensemble’s first return trip to China since its high-profile visit in 1979 under Seiji Ozawa. Christoph von Dohnanyi will open the Symphony Hall season with an all-Brahms program on Sept. 21, followed shortly thereafter by performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. … Conductor Robert Spano, who in 2001 led the BSO and assembled musical forces in the American premiere of Golijov’s ‘St. Mark Passion,’ will return to lead that work once more, joined by the soprano Jessica Rivera, the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, and the ensemble Orquesta La Pasión. …  Also among the contemporary works scheduled are premieres of new piano concertos by Bernard Rand and Justin Dello Joio, to be performed by pianists Jonathan Biss and Garrick Ohlsson respectively, and a new bassoon concerto by Marc Neikrug, to be performed by BSO principal bassoonist Richard Svoboda.”

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Posted April 23, 2013