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Boston Symphony Orchestra

Apr 11th 2018 @ Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

New York, NY
I Was There
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
891 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
"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.

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

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