FEATURING SYMPHONY NO. 3 AND PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
Performances to take place Thursday, October 20, and Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m.,
and Friday, October 21, at 1:30 p.m., with an Open Rehearsal Thursday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m.
The Symphony Hall performances October 20-22 mark the return of two familiar BSO guests as eminent German conductor Kurt Masur takes the podium for his first of two programs with the orchestra this season. (He leads Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in February.) Opening this all-Brahms program is the Third Symphony—the most concise and classically reserved of the composer’s four—written in 1883 when Brahms was 50 years old and firmly established as a master. After intermission, always-impressive Russian-born American pianist Yefim Bronfman joins Maestro Masur and the orchestra for the expansive and brilliant four-movement Piano Concerto No. 2.