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Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 PM
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"Show: 8:00 pm

A gaunt man in homemade armor tilts at a windmill, battles a flock of sheep, and dreams of love. Yo-Yo Ma’s cello takes on the “role” of the hapless Don Quixote in Strauss’s magnificent tone poem. The tale’s escapades are presented in brilliant orchestral colors, including that flock of combative sheep bleating with fluttering brass. Before the Don saddles his aged, wayward steed, there’s the sturm und drang of a youthful Mozart symphony and a new work by Jörg Widmann.

Performers
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Steven Ansell, Viola
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

Program
MOZART Symphony No. 23
JÖRG WIDMANN New Work (NY Premiere)
R. STRAUSS Don Quixote

Pre-concert
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Paul Berry, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music History, Yale University."