Bandsintown Logo
Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Apr 11th 2018 @ Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street
New York, NY
Get the full experience with the Bandsintown app.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
7:00 PM
2 RSVPs
Show: 8:00 pm

Bernstein has four characters search for faith in a New York City bar while Shostakovich’s symphony flirts with danger. W. H. Auden’s poem “The Age of Anxiety,” an eclogue on man’s spiritual quest, inspired the pulsing jazz piano and vivid orchestral colors of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2. Echoes of Mahler are evident in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4, especially the emotional arc of its finale. The composer cancelled the symphony’s 1936 premiere knowing its unorthodox style ran against Soviet cultural policy—a mistake that could have cost him his freedom or more.

Performers
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Program
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4