Boston Symphony’s 2018-19 season: Adès, Currier, Puccini, Florence Price, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, new children’s choir

Posted on: March 23, 2018

“Next season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will give the world premieres of a Piano Concerto by Thomas Adès and a new work for violin and orchestra by Sebastian Currier,” writes Jeremy Eichler in Thursday’s (3/22) Boston Globe. “Under the baton of music director Andris Nelsons, it will perform Puccini’s one-act opera ‘Suor Angelica’ with soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role…. Nelsons will … forge ahead with multiyear symphonic cycles devoted to the music of Shostakovich (Symphonies Nos. 1 and 15) and Bruckner (Symphony No. 9)…. BSO youth and family concerts conductor Thomas Wilkins will [lead] a program that includes ‘Symphonic Reflections’ from the Symphony No. 3 by Florence Price…. Former BSO assistant conductor Shi-Yeon Sung … will lead a program pairing works by the siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn…. Nelsons will [conduct] works by Latvian composers Maija Einfelde and Andris Dzenitis…. Composer John Harbison’s 80th birthday will be honored in programs to be led by Ken-David Masur and Andrew Davis…. The orchestra’s community engagement program, called BSO in Residence, will continue its offerings in Jamaica Plain. Next season will also feature the formal introduction of the BSO’s new Children’s Choir … in works by Puccini and Britten.”

Posted March 23, 2018