Boston Symphony’s European tour, Sept. 2-17: Mahler, Bernstein, Shostakovich

Posted on: September 4, 2018

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of an eight-city, twelve-concert tour of England, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, September 2 to 17. Music Director Andris Nelsons led the orchestra in September 2 and 3 Proms performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall, featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with mezzo-soprano soloist Susan Graham, Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”) with violin soloist Baiba Skride, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4.  The tour will include performances at the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg, Germany), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany), Gewandhaus (Leipzig, Germany), Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), Kultur und Kongresszentrum (Lucerne, Switzerland), and Philharmonie de Paris (France) before concluding at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In cities where the Mahler is performed, a variety of choruses are performing with the orchestra: the Women of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Youth Chorus (London); Frauen des GewandhausChores and GewandhausKinderchor (Berlin, Leipzig, Vienna, Lucerne); and Choeur de Femmes de Radio France and Maîtrise de Radio France (Paris).

Posted September 4, 2018